MANIFESTO OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY
In 1848, German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels released The Manifesto of the Communist Party, now known as The Communist Manifesto. Arriving just as the Revolutions of 1848 began to spread through Europe, the Manifesto was first published as an anonymous pamphlet in London. In it, Marx and Engels analyzed historical and contemporaneous class struggle and the impacts of capitalism on working people. This foundational text raised a call for united action in support of communist revolution and the restructuring of society, and it continues to inform current anti-capitalist thought.
NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass encompasses eleven chapters that recount Douglass's life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man.
A ROOM OF
A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf, first published in September 1929. The work is based on two lectures Woolf delivered in October 1928 at Newnham College and Girton College, women's colleges at the University of Cambridge. An important feminist text, the essay is noted in its argument for both a literal and figurative space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by men.
Billy Budd, Sailor is a novella by American writer Herman Melville left unfinished at Melville's death in 1891. Acclaimed by critics as a masterpiece when a hastily transcribed version was finally published in 1924, it quickly took its place as a classic second only to Moby-Dick among Melville's works. Budd is a "handsome sailor" who strikes and inadvertently kills his false accuser, Master-at-arms John Claggart. The ship's Captain, Edward Vere, recognizes the innocence of Budd's intent but finds himself bound by the laws of mutiny.
The Drag Explosion collects photographs drawn from Linda Simpson's archive of late '80s and early '90s New York drag. When Simpson—a queen, comic, amateur photographer, and editor of the irreverent zine My Comrade—found a drag time capsule in her shoebox Treasure Trove of photos, she launched a slideshow performance to exhibit them in 2012. This volume presents Simpson’s photographs alongside her reflections on finding community, the gender-expansiveness of drag, gay revolution, drag legacies, the power of flippancy, and the “drag queen magic” that brings her portraits their homemade glamour.
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Domain is pleased to announce the publication of Linda Simpson's The Drag Explosion. Now available for pre-order, and available for purchase December 2020.
OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 15, 2020
LINDA SIMPSON: WHERE LOVE LIVES
TIGER STRIKES ASTEROID NY
Curated by Pacifico Silano