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  • 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, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
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    From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these [...]

  • David McGowan – Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream
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    As a native Angeleno who was born in 1960 and came of age in the 1970s, the music produced by the artists who populate this book provided the soundtrack to […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Alissa Nutting – Tampa
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    In Alissa Nutting’s novel Tampa, Celeste Price, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school teacher in Florida, unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of a [...]

  • The Serpent and the Rainbow
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    A scientific investigation and personal adventure story about zombis and the voudoun culture of Haiti by a Harvard scientist.In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to [...]

  • William T Vollmann – Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means
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    Twenty-three years in the making, Rising Up and Rising Down (the original, published by McSweeney’s in October 2003, spans seven volumes) is a rich amalgam of historical analysis, [...]

  • Alvin Lucier – Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music
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    Composer and performer Alvin Lucier brings clarity to the world of experimental music as he takes the reader through more than a hundred groundbreaking musical works, including those of Robert [...]

  • R.Crumb – The Life And Death Of Fritz The Cat
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    Robert Crumb’s first great character — in fact, his second-best-known character next to Mr. Natural — was Fritz the Cat, the horny, hip-talking feline whose success (especially [...]

  • John Fahey – How Bluegrass Music Destroyed My Life
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    A collection of fictional but semi-autobiographical stories, this work comes from one of the most influential guitarists in music history. The tales are recalled in a conversational, feverish [...]

  • Ekkehard Jost – Free Jazz
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    What our staff has to say: “Amazing book that I read when I was fairly new to free jazz, very helpful guide and really opened my eyes to the genius […]

  • The Fenris Wolf 1-3
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    The Fenris Wolf is a research journal focussed on the human mind, developments in comparative magico-anthropology, and on the occultural implications and applications of these fields of study. [...]

  • J.W Dunne – An Experiment With Time
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    J.W. Dunne (1866-1949) was an accomplished English aeronautical engineer and a designer of Britian’s early military aircraft. His An Experiment with Time, first published in 1927, sparked a [...]

  • Aldous Huxley – The Devils Of Loudun
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    In 1632 an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent’s charismatic priest Urban [...]

  • J.G Ballard – Crash
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    The Definitive Cult, Postmodern Novel–a Shocking Blend of Violence, Transgression, and Eroticism Reissued with a New Introduction from Zadie Smith When J. G. Ballard, our narrator, smashes [...]

  • Harmony Korine – A Crackup At The Race Riots
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    Originally published by Mainstreet/Doubleday in 1998, this debut novel from an underground filmmaker uses print, photographs, drawings, news clippings, handwriting, a poem, attempted diagrams, [...]

  • Nick Tosches – Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll
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    Celebrating the dark origins of our most American music, Country reveals a wild shadowland of history that encompasses blackface minstrels and yodeling cowboys; honky-tonk hell and rockabilly [...]

  • Roberto Bolaño – By Night In Chile
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    As through a crack in the wall, By Night in Chile‘s single night-long rant provides a terrifying, clandestine view of the strange bedfellows of Church and State in Chile. This […]

  • 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 […]

  • Laird Barron – The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
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    Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern […]

  • 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 […]

  • Amok Journal Sensurround Edition
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    Subtitled A Compendium of Phycho-Physiological Investigation, what you get in the Amok Journal’s SENSURROUND EDITION is a collection of reports, articles and general research on autoerotic [...]

  • David Berman – Actual Air
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    Released in paperback in 1999 by the now-defunct Open City and praised everywhere in the then-ascendant print press industry (including names that still make waves today like The New Yorker […]

  • Junji Ito – Uzumaki
    $28.00 | , Add To Cart

    A masterpiece of horror manga, now available in a deluxe hardcover edition! Kurouzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Nan Goldin – The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency
    $50.00 | , Add To Cart

    First published in 1986, Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggles for intimacy and understanding among the friends and lovers whom Goldin [...]