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  • untitled: sounds and aesthetics – zine
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    The third issue of Untitled includes: • Dave Phillips (interview) • Chris Sienko • Mads Gravers Nielsen [Ato Vari] • Film-Field: The Rat Saviour • Nobuo Yamada – artwork showcase […]

  • Lost Cincinnati Concert Venues Of The ’50s And ’60s – Steven Rosen
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    Cincinnati in the ’50s and ’60s offered a stunning array of live music and entertainment venues. Although many of them no longer exist, their memories live on. Fulfilling an “obligation” […]

  • The Wire – #458 April 2022
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    “The Wire Tapper 58 CD: Every copy of the April issue will come with a free CD of the latest volume in our series of underground music anthologies attached to […]

  • Lawrence English – Viento
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    A note from Lawrence English: “In the summer of 2010 I had the opportunity to visit Antarctica through an invitation extended by the Argentine Antarctic Division. It was nothing short […]

  • Patti Smith – Year of the Monkey
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    From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Penguin Book of Exorcisms
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    Haunting accounts of real-life exorcisms through the centuries and around the world, from ancient Egypt and the biblical Middle East to colonial America and twentieth-century South Africa A [...]

  • Lafcadio Hearn – Japanese Ghost Stories
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    Brilliantly entertaining and eerie ghost stories, regarded as major classics in Japan, by the Irish writer and Japanophile Lafcadio Hearn–whose life inspired bestselling writer Monique [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • James Ellroy – Crime Wave
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    Los Angeles.  In no other city do sex, celebrity, money, and crime exert such an irresistible magnetic field.  And no writer has mapped that field with greater savagery and savvy than James […]

  • Mary Gaitskill – Somebody With A Little Hammer
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    A wide-ranging, deeply intelligent collection of literary, social, cultural, and personal essays, from the piercingly perceptive author of Veronica and The Mare. Whether she’s writing about [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Tibetan Book Of The Dead
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    The most accessible and informative version of the Buddhist classic available in English, with instruction in meditation, illuminating commentary, and guidance in the practical use of the prayers [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Sheridan Le Fanu – Carmilla: Deluxe Edition
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    A beautifully produced edition of the original vampire story, with a stunning cover + thoughtful design and layout to ensure the most seductive reading experience Steeped in the sexual tension [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Michel Foucault – The History of Sexuality
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    What our staff has to say: “Classic” – Jack Michel Foucault offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social [...]

  • William S Burroughs – The Western Lands
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    The Western Land is legendary Beat writer William S. Burrough’s profound, revealing, and often astonishing meditation on morality, loneliness, life, and death — a Book of the Dead for the [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • Hervé Guibert – Written in Invisible Ink
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    Stories that map the writer’s artistic development, written with candor, detachment, and passion.Hervé Guibert published twenty-five books before dying of AIDS in 1991 at age 36. An [...]

  • Mark Fisher – Postcapitalist Desire
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    A collection of transcripts from Mark Fisher’s final series of lectures at Goldsmiths, University of London, in late 2016. Edited and with an introduction by Matt Colquhoun, this collection [...]

  • Deep Red ( Cultographies )
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    The release of Italian director Dario Argento’s Deep Red in 1975 saw both a return to form for the director and the crystallization of tropes of the giallo genre. While […]

  • Andy Warhol – America
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    Andy Warhol carried a camera with him everywhere he went and America, a mélange of text and image whose photographs were selected by Warhol from ten years of extraordinary shots, […]

  • Larry Clark – Tulsa
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    When it first appeared in 1971, Larry Clark’s groundbreaking book Tulsa sparked immediate controversy across the nation. Its graphic depictions of sex, violence, and drug abuse in the youth [...]

  • Witold Gombrowicz – Cosmos and Pornografia: Two Novels
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    Here are two major works by the famed Polish novelist and dramatist Witold Gombrowicz. The first, Cosmos, a metaphysical thriller, revolves around an absurd investigation. It is set in provincial [...]

  • Gertrude Stein – Tender Buttons
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    2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the original publication of Gertrude Stein’s groundbreaking modernist classic, Tender Buttons. This centennial edition is the first and only [...]

  • Mr Manchester and the Factory Girl: The Story of Tony and Lindsay Wilson
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    Tony Wilson, who passed away in 2007, was a journalist, broadcaster, and music-industry veteran. Known as Mr. Manchester, Wilson ran the infamous Factory Records and was a key figure in […]

  • Michael Nyman – Experimental Music: Cage & Beyond
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    Michael Nyman’s book is a first-hand account of experimental music from 1950 to 1970. First published in 1974, it has remained the classic text on a significant form of music […]

  • Lou Reed – Do Angels Need Haircuts?
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    In August of 1970, 28-year-old Lou Reed quit the Velvet Underground, moved home to Long Island, New York, and embarked on a fascinating alternate creative path: poetry. Spending months in […]

  • Tales From The Ghost Town: The Conventry Punk Fanzine Revolution 1979-1985
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    Following Alan Rider’s Adventures in Reality book collecting each edition of his own fanzine and its spinoffs, published by Fourth Dimension in 2021, comes this new compendium of his [...]

  • The Wire – #457 March 2022
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    “On the cover: Scratcha DVA. Scratcha DVA As the best connected mover and shaker in London’s dance underground nears 20 years in music, the producer and DJ talks to Chal […]

  • Fen Addison & S. Glass – Sputtering And Distorted – A Reluctant History Of The Butte County Free Music Society
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    Hidden but not forgotten, hinted at through piecemeal reference after the fact, the creative efforts of the members of this West-Coast-centric cadre of art mutants first took shape in the […]

  • Sparks-Tastic: 21 Nights With Sparks In London
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    In 2008, Tosh Berman–author and publisher of TamTam Books–got on a plane with a single motive: Sparks Spectacular. It had been announced that the band Sparks would perform all [...]

  • Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective’s Scrapbook
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    The strange and gruesome crime-scene snapshot collection of LAPD detective Jack Huddleston spans Southern California in its noir heyday. Death Scenes is the noted forerunner of several copycat titles.

  • To Die For The People: The Writings Of Huey P. Newton
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    A fascinating, first-person account of a historic era in the struggle for black empowerment in America. Long an iconic figure for radicals, Huey Newton is now being discovered by those […]

  • Joanna Russ – The Female Man
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    Living in an altered past that never saw the end of the Great Depression, Jeannine, a librarian, is waiting to be married. Joanna lives in a different version of reality: […]

  • 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 […]

  • Guillaume Apollinaire – Zone
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    Translated from the French by lauded poet Ron Padgett, this original collection of Guillaume Apollinaire’s work is the first of its kind, spanning the breadth of the author’s vast [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • Gary Webb – The Killing Game
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    Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it. For over thirty-four years, he wrote stories about corruption from county, state, and federal levels. He […]

  • Charles Burns – Last Look
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    A true graphic milestone: the epic trilogy that began with X’ed Out, continued in The Hive, and concluded in Sugar Skull–now in one volume. The long strange trip of Doug […]

  • 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 [...]