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  • The Wire – #464 October 2022
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    On the cover… Lucrecia Dalt: The Colombian experimental musician and now sought after soundtrack composer explores heritage and diaspora through rhythmic rearrangements of South American [...]

  • Christopher Marlowe – The Complete Plays
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    The complete plays of Christopher Marlowe, in which the lure of dark forces drives the shifting balances between weak and strong, sacred and profane Marlowe’s seven plays dramatise the [...]

  • Rene Daumal – Mount Analogue
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    This pataphysical journey up a mountain whose summit must be inaccessible, but its base accessible to human beings depicts an allegorical landscape akin to Alice in Wonderland A beloved cult […]

  • Gertrude Stein – Everybody’s Autobiography
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    Everybody’s Autobiography is Stein at her most accessible and her most serious In 1937, Gertrude Stein wrote a sequel to The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but this darker and […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Tanguy Viel – The Disappearance of Jim Sullivan
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    Tanguy Viel’s parody/pastiche of the American novel is subtle and experimental; it tells a story at the same time as it implicitly poses questions about the narrative structure it is […]

  • The Wire – #463 September 2022
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    On the cover… Neu! + 50 Years Of Motorik A special cover feature on the motorik rock originators Neu! to mark half a century since their game-changing debut album. This […]

  • Maggie Nelson – Bluets
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    Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color . . . A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and […]

  • Hanif Abdurraqib – They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us
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    In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib’s is a voice that matters. Whether he’s attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown’s [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • Rainald Goetz – Insane
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    Translated for the first time into English, cult German author Rainald Goetz’s debut novel Insane draws upon his clinical psychiatric experience to paint a portrait of the asylum as a […]

  • 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, [...]

  • Alfred Doblin – Berlin Alexanderplatz
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    What our staff has to say: “Berlin, 1920s, ex convict is released back into the city. This book documenting his rise and fall, and rise and fall of a man […]

  • B.S Johnson – The Unfortunates
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    B.S. Johnson’s lost classic has been showered with praise: New York Magazine named The Unfortunates one of their Ten Best Books of 2008, listed in The New York Times 100 […]

  • Ariana Reines – A Sand Book
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    “Mind-blowing.” ―Kim Gordon DEADPAN, EPIC, AND SEARINGLY CHARISMATIC, A Sand Book chronicles climate change and climate grief, gun violence and bystanderism, state violence and [...]

  • Raymond Queneau – The Blue Flowers
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    The Blue Flowers follows two unlikely characters: Cidrolin, who alternates between drinking and napping on a barge parked along the Seine in the 1960s, and the Duke d’Auge as he […]

  • Julio Cortazar – All Fires The Fire
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    “One of the most adventurous and rewarding collections since the publication of Cortázar’s own Blow-up.” ―Los Angeles Times A traffic jam outside Paris lasts for weeks. Che Guevara and Fidel […]

  • Joan Didion – Play It As It Lays
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    A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected […]

  • The Wire – #460 June 2022
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    “On the cover: Phew. The Japanese punk survivor and intrepid vocalist/composer continues to build an impressive catalogue of collaborations, solo projects and band work in a career now [...]

  • Maggot Brain – Issue #9
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  • Kazuo Ishiguro – The Unconsoled
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    From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is a novel that is at once a […]

  • Bret Easton Ellis – The Informers
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    This time is the early eighties. The characters go to the same schools and eat at the same restaurants. Their voices enfold us as seamlessly as those of DJs heard […]

  • Cecilia Pavón – Little Joy
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    The best of contemporary Argentine author Cecilia Pavón’s short stories. Poet, writer and translator Cecilia Pavón emerged in the late 1990s as one of the most prolific and central figures [...]

  • Ottessa Moshfegh – Lapvona
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    In a village buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself part of a power struggle that puts the community’s faith to a savage test, in a spellbinding […]

  • Simon Sellars – Applied Ballardianism
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    An existential odyssey weaving together lived experience and theoretical insight, this startling autobiographical hyperfiction surveys and dissects a world where everything connects and global [...]

  • Zalman Shneour – A Death: Notes of a Suicide
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    Zalman Shneour’s inaugural novel: a story of suicide in the form of a diary In a Yiddish take on Notes from Underground, a dark love affair develops in an unnamed […]

  • Ron Loewinsohn – Magnetic Fields
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    Organized around the idea that “you can’t know what a magnetic field is like unless you’re inside of it, ” Ron Loewinsohn’s first novel opens from the disturbing [...]

  • Rikki Ducornet – The Complete Butcher’s Tale
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    In the fantastic tradition of Borges, Bruno Schulz, Angela Carter, and H. P. Lovecraft, here are nearly sixty unforgettable stories that ignore the confines of space and time to offer, […]

  • Djuna Barnes – Nightwood
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    The fiery and enigmatic masterpiece―one of the greatest novels of the Modernist era. Nightwood, Djuna Barnes’ strange and sinuous tour de force, “belongs to that small class of books [...]

  • Fernanda Melchor – Hurricane Season
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    What our staff has to say: “A work of true cosmic bleakness and power, Hurricane Season transcends both the murder mystery genre & novel in general. Needs to be read […]

  • Jean Cocteau – The Holy Terrors
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    Cocteau’s novel Les Enfants Terribles, which was first published in 1929, holds an undisputed place among the classics of modern fiction. Written in a French style that long defied [...]

  • Charles Baudelaire – The Flowers Of Evil
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    What our staff has to say: “As dark as ever and just as illuminating” – Jack In the annals of literature, few single volumes of poetry have achieved the influence […]

  • Ishmael Reed – Mumbo Jumbo
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    The classic freewheeling look at race relations through the ages. Mumbo Jumbo is Ishmael Reed’s brilliantly satiric deconstruction of Western civilization, a racy and uproarious commentary on our [...]

  • Audrey Szasz – Zealous Immaculate
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    LIFE DURING WARTIME The second novel from a major new literary talent “Basking like a reptile in your reflected glories. I just respond. Sometimes I don’t even do that. I […]

  • Allen Ginsberg – Howl And Other Poems (OG 1959 Pressing)
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    Fantasy – 7006 Media Condition – VG,  has some hairline scratches and marks Sleeve Condition –  G+, has some stains, ring wear, ripping on back.

  • Flannery O’Connor – Wise Blood
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    Flannery O’Connor’s haunting first novel of faith, false prophets, and redemptive wisdom Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic [...]

  • Katherine Dunn – Truck
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    With daring realism and stunning imagination, the author of Geek Love, Katherine Dunn, takes us on a journey into the mind of a feisty, adventurous adolescent named Jean “Dutch” [...]

  • Anne Sexton – Transformations
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    From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton, this collection of poem-stories is a strange, wondrous retelling of Grimms’ fairy tales. Including Snow White, Rumpelstilskin, Rapunzel, The [...]

  • Ingeborg Bachmann – Malina
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    In Malina, originally published in German in 1971, Ingeborg Bachmann invites the reader into a world stretched to the very limits of language. An unnamed narrator, a writer in Vienna, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Joan Didion – Slouching Towards Bethlehem
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    Celebrated, iconic, and indispensable, Joan Didion’s first work of nonfiction, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, is considered a watershed moment in American writing. First published in 1968, [...]

  • Fernanda Melchor – Paradais
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    “Inside a luxury housing complex, two misfit teenagers sneak around and get drunk. Franco Andrade, lonely, overweight, and addicted to porn, obsessively fantasizes about seducing his [...]

  • Tove Ditlevsen – The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency
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    Tove Ditlevsen is today celebrated as one of the most important and unique voices in twentieth-century Danish literature, and The Copenhagen Trilogy (1969–71) is her acknowledged masterpiece. [...]

  • Gary Indiana – Horse Crazy
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    The first novel from the brilliant, protean Gary Indiana, Horse Crazy tells the story of a thirty-five-year-old writer for a New York arts and culture magazine whose life melts into […]

  • Euripides – Grief Lessons
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    Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its […]

  • Michel Leiris – The Ribbon at Olympia’s Throat
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    That the nude painted by Manet (in a painting so conceptually new that it created a scandal in its day) achieves so much truth through such a minor detail, that […]

  • Tao Lin – Leave Society
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    From the acclaimed author of Taipei, a bold portrait of a writer working to balance all his lives—artist, son, loner—as he spins the ordinary into something monumental. An engrossing, hopeful [...]

  • Julio Cortazar – Blow-Up
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    A young girl spends her summer vacation in a country house where a tiger roams . . . A man reading a mystery finds out too late that he is […]