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  • Human Rights
    $35.00 | , Add To Cart

    What our staff has to say: “Absolutely massive tome of cutting edge ‘science-fiction’ novellas & essays. A must have for any lover of transgressive writing. Has an equally [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Anne Carson – Bakkhai
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    Anne Carson writes, “Euripides was a playwright of the fifth century BC who reinvented Greek tragedy, setting it on a path that leads straight to reality TV. His plays broke […]

  • Maggie Nelson – The Art Of Cruelty: A Reckoning
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    Writing in the tradition of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one of our foremost cultural critics with this landmark work about representations of cruelty and […]

  • Yukio Mishima – The Frolic Of The Beasts
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    Set in rural Japan shortly after World War II, The Frolic of the Beasts tells the story of a strange and utterly absorbing love triangle between a former university student, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Selected Poems of William Blake
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    Writer and religious rebel, William Blake sowed the seeds of Romanticism in his innovative poems concerning faith and the vision that inspired him throughout his remarkable life. Whether [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Raymond Carver – Cathedral
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    Raymond Carver’s third collection of stories, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, including the canonical titular story about blindness and learning to enter the very different world of another.  [...]

  • Raymond Chandler – The Long Goodbye
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    Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler’s sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the “quintessential urban private eye” (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler’s [...]

  • Don Carpenter – Hard Rain Falling
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    A tough as nails coming of age novel examining race, class, male sexuality and the injustices of the criminal justice system, by one of the most distinctive and gripping voices […]

  • Robert Glück – Communal Nude
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    The collected essays of the cofounder of the New Narrative movement, on theory, identity, poetry, and muses from Kathy Acker to Georges Bataille.I read and wrote to invoke what seemed […]

  • William S Burroughs – The Western Lands
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    What our staff has to say: “I like Burroughs a lot. This book is part of his later trilogy. Gorgeous cover, a must own.” – Jack The Western Land is […]

  • Barry Gifford – Sailor & Lula: Expanded Edition
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    “The Romeo and Juliet of the South” are back in this new edition of the internationally best-selling Sailor and Lula novels, now including for the first time the culminating novel, [...]

  • Brion Gysin – Permutations
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    What our staff has to say: “One of the ultimates in psychedelic writing & concrete poetry. No one matches Gysin.” – Cleo The first collection of the Beat mentor’s [...]

  • Julio Cortazar – Hopscotch
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    Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967 Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by […]

  • Vladimir Nabokov – Ada, Or Ardor
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    Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov’s greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist.  It tells a love story [...]

  • Jack Spicer – After Lorca
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    What our staff has to say: “Jack Spicer ‘translates’ and rewrites a selection of Lorca poems, often creating a hybrid mix of both. Anyone that says that poetry is overly […]

  • Eve Babitz – Eve’s Hollywood
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    An autobiographical novel by Eve Babitz, iconic L.A. “It Girl” of the 60s and 70s, muse and lover of artists and rock-and-roll stars and, above all else, an unsparing and […]

  • Ann Lauterbach – Spell
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    A new collection of provocative work from the author of Or To Begin Again, a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Poetry Ann Lauterbach is one of America’s […]

  • Lia Purpura – It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful
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    A new collection from poet and essayist Lia Purpura Lia Purpura has won acclaim as both a poet and an essayist; her poems are now regularly published in The New […]

  • Anne Waldman – Kill Or Cure
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    “Kill Or Cure,” a bold prescriptive for these apocalyptic days, brings together substantial new work as well as the best of Anne Waldman’s previously uncollected poetry. It includes credos, [...]

  • Jeanette Winterson – Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
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    Jeanette is a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an evangelical household in the dour, industrial North of England and finds herself embroidering grim religious mottoes and shaking [...]

  • Eileen Myles – Cool For You
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    Grainy and stripped down, this gritty novel traces the downbeat progress of a tough, queer girl growing up in working-class Boston by “a cult figure to a generation of post-punk […]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Beat Book
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    A revised and updated edition of one of the most extensive anthologies of Beat literature ever assembled

  • Lore Segal – Lucinella
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    The classic novella from award-winning New Yorker writer is reissued.

  • Lionel Johnson – Incurable
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    Writings that shed new light on one of the most gifted, if reclusive, poets of the fin-de-siècle.A lost poet of the decadent era, Lionel Johnson is the shadow man of […]

  • Andrea Dworkin – Last Days At Hot Slit
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    What our staff has to say: “The only writings you’ll need from this controversial feminist figure. Dworkin’s writing is often overlooked because of some of her more extreme stances, but [...]

  • Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature
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    A remarkable collection of writings by members of the group known as the Oulipo (Ouvroir de litterature potentiale), this anthology includes, among others, Italo Calvino, Harry Mathews, Georges [...]

  • David Markson – Wittgenstein’s Mistress
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    Wittgenstein’s Mistress is a novel unlike anything David Markson or anyone else has ever written before. It is the story of a woman who is convinced and, astonishingly, will ultimately […]

  • Wayne Koestenbaum – Ultramarine
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    The chromatic, linguistically playful, erotic conclusion to Wayne Koestenbaum’s acclaimed trance poem trilogy.   Ultramarine distills gleanings from four years of Koestenbaum’s [...]

  • Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative Writing 1977-1997
    $30.00 | , Add To Cart

    This long overdue anthology of New Narrative includes both classic New Narrative texts and rare supplementary materials, allowing the movement fueled by punk, pop, porn, French theory, and social [...]

  • Hubert Selby – Last Exit To Brooklyn
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    The first novel to articulate the rage and pain of life in “the other America, ” “Last Exit to Brooklyn” is a classic of postwar American writing. Selby’s searing [...]

  • Guillaume Apollinaire – The Heresiarch & Co.
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    Apollinaire’s first book: a collection of outrageous short stories about heretics, renegade mystics and criminal religious fanatics, The Heresiarch & Co. was Apollinaire’s first [...]

  • Jon Fosse – Aliss At The Fire
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    In her old house by the fjord, Signe lies on a bench and sees a vision of herself as she was more than twenty years earlier: standing by the window […]

  • Katherine Dunn – Geek Love
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    What our staff has to say: “Classic dysfunctional family novel. Heartbreaking, bizarre & darkly funny. Arturo is one of the best written characters in fiction.” – Cleo Here [...]

  • Sappho – If Not, Winter
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    By combining the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of one of our most fearless and original poets, If Not, Winter provides a tantalizing window onto the genius of a […]

  • Michel Houellebecq – Platform
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    From the controversial author of The Elementary Particles comes this wildly dark novel of sex and alienation.

  • Ted Berrigan – The Sonnets
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    Originally published in 1964, The Sonnets by Ted Berrigan is considered by many to be his most important and influential book. This new annotated edition, with an introduction by Alice […]

  • Ian McEwan – The Cement Garden
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    In this tour de force of psychological unease–now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack–McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things [...]