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  • Marlen Haushofer – The Wall
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    A haunting feminist sci-fi masterpiece and international bestseller that is “as absorbing as Robinson Crusoe” (Doris Lessing) While vacationing in a hunting lodge in the Austrian mountains, a [...]

  • Werner Herzog – The Twilight World
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    The great filmmaker Werner Herzog, in his first novel, tells the incredible story of Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier who defended a small island in the Philippines for twenty-nine years […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm
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    He wasn’t known to mainstream audiences, even though he worked with renowned acts like D’Angelo and Erykah Badu and influenced the music of superstars like Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. […]

  • Fernando Pessoa – The Book Of Disquiet: The Complete Edition
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    The Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa’s greatest literary achievement. An “autobiography” or “diary” containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and [...]

  • Nurse With Wound – Gyllensköld, Geijerstam And I At Rydberg’s (CD & Book)
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    Deluxe art book CD of 24-pages, sewn; all artworks by Babs Santini. “This 1983 period in which Gyllensköld was recorded was a fantastic time for the evolution of Steven Stapleton’s [...]

  • Numero – Soul Music Of Ohio
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    The first comprehensive overview of soul music from the great state of Ohio, this 344-page volume chronicles over 1700 artists, 500 record companies, and 3000 individual releases between the [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Doris Lessing – Briefing For A Descent Into Hell
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    A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly “mad.” Professor Charles Watkins of Cambridge University is a patient at a mental hospital where the doctors try […]

  • Thomas M. Disch – Camp Concentration
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    In this chillingly plausible work of speculative fiction, Thomas M. Disch imagines an alternate 1970s in which America has declared war on the rest of the world and much of […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Kristen Alvanson – XYZT
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    Genre-defying fiction that accelerates “cross-cultural dialogue” into a kaleidoscopic rush of sensory estrangements, fairy tales, and alien encounters.“There’s really no [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Éric Alliez – Body without Organs, Body without Image
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    A close analysis of the work of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto reveals the fundamental stakes of a contemporary art in the process of undoing the image-form.The first volume of Éric […]

  • Construction Site for Possible Worlds
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    Perspectives from philosophy, aesthetics, and art on how to envisage the construction site of possible worlds. Given the highly coercive and heavily surveilled dynamics of the present moment, [...]

  • Agnès Gayraud – Dialectic of Pop
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    A philosophical exploration of pop music that reveals a rich, self-reflexive art form with unsuspected depths.In the first major philosophical treatise on the subject, Agnès Gayraud explores all [...]

  • Marcel Brion – Waystations of the Deep Night
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    First published in France in the dark year of 1942, the story collection Waystations of the Deep Night remains the best known of Marcel Brion’s numerous works in the vein […]

  • 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 […]

  • Jack Black – You Can’t Win
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    You Can’t Win, the beloved memoir of real lowdown Americana by criminal hobo Jack Black, was first published in 1926, then reprinted in 1988 by Adam Parfrey’s Amok Press, featuring […]

  • Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation
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    This is the first cultural history of the world’s most common sexual practice: masturbation. At a time when almost any victimless practice has its public advocates and almost every sexual […]

  • Black Phoenix: Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture
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    This publication is a compilation of all three issues of the journal Black Phoenix published as a single volume. Edited and published by Rasheed Araeen and Mahmood Jamal between 1978 and […]

  • I Put a Spell on You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
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    In the annals of rock ‘n’ roll there have been a lot of strange characters, but there probably hasn’t been anyone as bizarre as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and this is […]

  • Ann Quin – Three
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    What our staff has to say: “Beautiful example of a book as a mobius strip. ‘The boat is ready as planned. And all that’s left is a note. I know […]

  • Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion
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    Fragmentation and Redemption is first of all about bodies and the relationship of part to whole in the high Middle Ages, a period in which the overcoming of partition and […]

  • Kathy Acker – Empire Of The Senseless
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    What our staff has to say: “My personal favorite Kathy Acker book, a deep & kaleidoscopic journey into hell featuring pirates, androids, God and what it means to push one’s […]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Creator of El Topo
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    Jodorowsky’s memoirs of his experiences with Master Takata and the group of wisewomen–magiciennes--who influenced his spiritual growth • Reveals Jodorowsky turning the same unsparing [...]

  • Mick Farren – Zones Of Chaos
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    Mick Farren is a legendary poet, musician, author, critic, activist, countercultural icon, and one of the last true gonzo journalists. Enter his paranoid, radical, drug-addled and excruciatingly [...]

  • John Cage – Silence: Lectures and Writings (Anniversary)
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    Silence, A Year from Monday, M, Empty Words and X (in this order) form the five parts of a series of books in which Cage tries, as he says, “to […]

  • Panzram: A Journal of Murder
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    A detailed memoir and self-analysis by a mass murderer. Panzram was born in 1891 on a Minnesota farm and died in 1930 on the gallows at the U.S.Penitentiary, Fort Leavenworth, […]

  • 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 […]

  • César Aira – The Divorce
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    The Divorce tells about a man who takes a vacation from Providence, R.I. in early December to avoid conflicts with his newly divorced wife and small daughter. He travels to […]

  • Captain Beefheart: The Biography
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    Here is the real story of the cult figure known as one of modern music’s true innovators.  Following Don Van Vliet’s death, Mike Barnes reassesses his legacy through new interview […]

  • William Powell – The Anarchist Cookbook
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    The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when “Turn on, Burn down, Blow up” are revolutionary slogans of the [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Céline – Journey to the End of the Night
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    Céline’s masterpiece―colloquial, polemic, hyper-realistic, boiling over with black humor Céline’s masterpiece―colloquial, polemic, hyper realistic―boils over with bitter humor and revulsion at [...]

  • Yoko Ono – Grapefruit
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    What our staff has to say: “A wonderful collection of Yoko Ono’s art, poetry, and musical instructions, the latter of which is my favorite part of the book. ‘Secret Piece […]

  • Philip K Dick – Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
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    Winner of the John W. Campbell Award and a Hugo and Nebula award nominee, Philip K. Dick’s Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said is a rollicking chase story that combines […]

  • 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 […]

  • Frank De Felitta – Golgotha Falls
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    Golgotha Falls lies in a desolate and blighted valley in northern Massachusetts where, in 1919, Father Bernard K. Lovell, priest of the Church of the Eternal Sorrows, fell prey to […]

  • Gerald Kersh – Neither Man Nor Dog
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    This collection of 37 stories by a master of the form features tales that are sometimes funny, sometimes violent, and sometimes weird and nightmarish: in short, it is quintessential Gerald […]

  • Arch Oboler – House On Fire
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    It starts out innocently enough, when reporters Tony Dumont and Robin Shepherd are sent to interview teenager Mark Elias, a scientific genius, about a scholarship he has won. But it […]

  • Michael McDowell – Gilded Needles
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    Welcome to the Black Triangle, New York’s decadent district of opium dens, gambling casinos, drunken sailors, gaudy hookers, and back room abortions. The queen of this unsavory neighborhood [...]

  • Christopher Priest – The Glamour
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    Richard Grey wakes up in a hospital with amnesia after a terrorist bombing. His memories gradually start to return, but what he remembers doesn’t always seem to coincide with what […]

  • Susan Sontag – Regarding The Pain Of Others
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    A brilliant, clear-eyed consideration of the visual representation of violence in our culture–its ubiquity, meanings, and effects. Considered one of the greatest critics of her generation, [...]