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Book Launch: Daisy Rockwell "The Little Book of Terror"

Foxhead Books: "..Available on February 1, 2012, Rockwell's The Little Book of Terror is a treasure that defies easy classification: more than a collection of paintings, more than a compilation of piquant, compelling essays, it can be thought of as a secular missal, offering a new liturgy for observing the Rite of The Contrary.

The Little Book of Terror is a literary missile, as well - Rockwell's searing images and carefully-xcrafted prose aim directly at the bloated heart of Imperial pretension. On impact, Rockwell's work makes rubble of propaganda passing as conventional wisdom, leaving in its place a new vista from which to consider the "Global War on Terror" and its complicated combatants. " 

"The Little Book of Terror is profound, sometimes profane, but always practical. This book takes terror out of terrorism and replaces it with exuberant little details that look stunning on the page." - Booker Prize nominee Mohammed Hanif, author of A Case of Exploding Mangoes

"The Little Book of Terror is a marvelous, ethical, and funny book. It is deceptively modest, and a much-needed reminder that however much we might wish it, true justice is never available on the cheap." - New Yorker contributor and author of Open City, Teju Cole

"These lurid paintings will fool you at first look: all ironic pose and technicolor confection. Look again though and look hard: they're like little smart bombs of empathy; deployed - with loving touch and wry humor - expressly to combat the monochromatic fog of stereotype and ignorance." - World renowned artist Kanishka Raja

Published by Foxhead Books

Later Event: February 18
Reading Ghalib with Frances Pritchett