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Cleo’s Fall Reading List

A selection of the best and most interesting of what’s on the shelves to help ease into fall.


  • Leonora Carrington – The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington
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    “Complete Stories, a collection of Carrington’s published and unpublished short stories—many newly translated from their original French and Spanish—is a terrific introduction to her bizarre, [...]

  • Katherine Dunn – Attic
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    What our staff has to say: “Dunn’s masterpiece about a disaffected woman trapped in jail for a crime she didn’t commit, Attic reads nothing like Geek Love and is true […]

  • Guillaume Dustan – The Works Volume 1
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    Guillaume Dustan’ first three novels, published in French between 1996 and 1998, describing the narrator’s sexual odyssey through a Paris still haunted by AIDS. This volume collects a [...]

  • Michael McDowell – Toplin
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    What our staff has to say: “Absolutely insane black comedy existential horror. Like Eraserhead but simultaneously bleaker & funnier.” – Cleo DEATH IN THE FAMILY BUT COME [...]

  • James Purdy – In A Shallow Grave
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    What our staff has to say: “James Purdy is one of the most underrated american writers of the last 100 years. His writing is grotesque, funny and heartbreaking, often in […]

  • Robert Gluck – Margery Kempe
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    What our staff has to say: “A masterpiece of autofiction. Century spanning religious lust & obsession.” – Cleo Lust, religious zeal, and heartache come together in this [...]

  • Anna Kavan – Ice
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    A masterpiece of literary science fiction portraying a dazzling and haunting vision of the end of the world, now in a new 50th anniversary edition with a foreword by Jonathan […]


  • Henri Lefebvre – The Missing Pieces
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    What our staff has to say: “A catalog of unfinished & lost works by artists, writers & composers. Imagine something similar to Baskinki’s Disintegration Loops but for cultural [...]

  • Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins
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    Dick Higgins and his Something Else Press epitomized the riotous art of the ‘60s There are few art-world figures as influential―and as little known―as Dick Higgins (1938–98), cofounder of Fluxus, [...]

  • Maya Deren – Essential Deren: Collected Writings on Film
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    Until now, Maya Deren’s essays on the art and craft of filmmaking have not been available in a comprehensive volume equally handy for students, film enthusiasts, and scholars. Essential [...]

  • Hito Steyerl – Duty Free Art
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    What is the function of art in the era of digital gloablisation? How can one think of art institutions in an age defined by planetary civil war, growing inequality, and […]

  • Joanna Russ – How To Suppress Women’s Writing
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    Are women able to achieve anything they set their minds to? In How to Suppress Women’s Writing, award-winning novelist and scholar Joanna Russ lays bare the subtle–and not so [...]

  • Samuel R. Delany – Times Square Red, Times Square Blue
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    Twentieth anniversary edition of a landmark book that cataloged a vibrant but disappearing neighborhood in New York City   In the two decades that preceded the original publication of Times [...]

  • Steve Finbow – The Mindshaft
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    What our staff has to say: “A daring collage of a place & time that doesn’t exist anymore. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” – Cleo Perfect bound. 254 pp. […]

  • Erik Davis – High Weirdness
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    An exploration of the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality in the work of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson.A study of the spiritual provocations to be […]

  • Mark Fisher – The Weird and the Eerie
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    A new work by renowned writer and cultural critic, Mark Fisher, that unearths the weird, the eerie and the horrific in 20th century culture through a wide range of literature, […]


  • Caroline Bergvall – Drift
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    Caroline Bergvall’s Drift retraces the language and maritime imagination of early medieval North Atlantic travels from the sagas to quest poems to today’s sea migrancies. Its [...]

  • A Bernadette Mayer Reader
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    “She writes as if Everything were still possible in the work of a lifetime at the coincidence of all the turvy moments. Better that she’s read without a thought to […]

  • N.H Pritchard – Echoes
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    An exacting facsimile of Umbra protagonist Norman H. Pritchard’s long-rare 1971 collection of visually kinetic poetry American poet Norman H. Pritchard’s second and final book, [...]


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