W.W. Norton has several music titles on its spring list, chiefly “Bartok Remembered,” a collection of writings about the Hungarian composer by his contemporaries, edited by Malcolm Gillies. The publisher also is issuing an expanded second edition of Roy M. Prendergast’s “Film Music: A Neglected Art,” which traces the history and techniques of the form. A new paperback edition is due of Bob Spitz’ “Dylan” biog, including an updated discography. Pete Seeger and Bob Reiser have teamed on “Carry It On! A History In Song And Picture Of America’s Working Men And Women.” A new title in Norton’s Schirmer Visual Library is “Madonna Superstar,” a collection of photos of the singer by various photographers, with an intro by Karl Lagerfeld.
“Before Caligari: German Cinema 1895-1920,” a collaborative work of little-known screen history originally published in Italy by Edizioni Biblioteca dell’Immagine, is being released in the U.S. and Canada by U. of Wisconsin Press.
Screen and tv writer David Eyre (“One Cup Of Coffee,” “Cattle Annie And Little Britches,” “Wolfen”) has published his first novel. “Float,” set in Vietnam, is out from Doubleday. Eyre was a Navy officer during the war.
For autograph hounds there is “What Is That Autograph Worth?” from Chilton Books. George and Helen Sanders collaborated on it, having previously written “Collector’s Guide To Autographs.”
Out in paper from Harper Perennial is “Movies Movies Movies,” a collection of previously published film-oriented cartoons by the likes of Gahan Wilson and Charles Addams. It’s edited by S. Gross.
David Craig’s 1978 textbook “On Singing Onstage” has been updated and issued in paperback by Applause Books.
Patrick McGilligan’s “Robert Altman: Jumping Off The Cliff” will be reprinted in March by St. Martin’s Press. The book on the maverick director includes his Midwestern upbringing and behind-the-scenes stories.
Another new St. Martin’s reprint is “How To Go To The Movies” by Quentin Crisp. The author of “The Naked Civil Servant” shares his love of movies and stars like Lillian Gish and Geraldine Page in the paperback.
Stephen Rebello’s “Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho” is to reappear in paperback form in March. Originally published by Dembner Books, it is reissued by Harper Perennial.