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  • Violette Leduc – Thérèse and Isabelle
    Violette Leduc – Thérèse and Isabelle
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    “Violette Leduc was Simone de Beauvoir’s protege, an erotic writer to match Jean Genet and a feminist tour de force” (Rafia Zakaria, The Guardian). With this startling new translation of Leduc’s [...]

  • Greil Marcus – Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century (Anniversary)
    Greil Marcus – Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century (Anniversary)
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    Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a […]

  • Wisconsin Death Trip
    Wisconsin Death Trip
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    First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 [...]

  • Theodore Roszak – Flicker
    Theodore Roszak – Flicker
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    From the golden age of art movies and underground cinema to X-rated porn, splatter films, and midnight movies, this breathtaking thriller is a tour de force of cinematic fact and […]

  • Maya Deren – Essential Deren: Collected Writings on Film
    Maya Deren – Essential Deren: Collected Writings on Film
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    Until now, Maya Deren’s essays on the art and craft of filmmaking have not been available in a comprehensive volume equally handy for students, film enthusiasts, and scholars. Essential [...]

  • Eileen Ormsby – The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives . . . the Inside Story of the Internet’s Evil Twin
    Eileen Ormsby – The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death and Destroyed Lives . . . the Inside Story of the Internet’s Evil Twin
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    Dark… A kingpin willing to murder to protect his dark web drug empire. A corrupt government official determined to avoid exposure. The death of a dark web drugs czar in […]

  • Arkady & Boris Strugatsky – Roadside Picnic
    Arkady & Boris Strugatsky – Roadside Picnic
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    Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that […]

  • Walter Tevis – The Man Who Fell To Earth
    Walter Tevis – The Man Who Fell To Earth
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    A man wanders into town one day seemingly out of nowhere. He starts by peddling valuables just to get by. But he possesses uncanny scientific knowledge, which he uses to […]

  • Bret Easton Ellis – The Informers
    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 […]

  • Construction Site for Possible Worlds
    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, [...]

  • Jack Black – You Can’t Win
    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 […]

  • American Hardcore: A Tribal History
    American Hardcore: A Tribal History
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    Steven Blush’s “definitive treatment of Hardcore Punk” (Los Angeles Times) changed the way we look at Punk Rock. The Sony Picture Classics–distributed documentary American [...]

  • The Wicked Queen: The Origins of the Myth of Marie-Antoinette
    The Wicked Queen: The Origins of the Myth of Marie-Antoinette
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    The Wicked Queen is not a biography of one of the most infamous queens in history. Rather, Chantal Thomas presents the history of the verbal and visual representations of Marie-Antoinette, […]

  • Yoko Ono – Grapefruit
    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 […]

  • Audrey Szasz – Zealous Immaculate
    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 […]

  • Joanna Russ – How To Suppress Women’s Writing
    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 [...]

  • Katherine Dunn – Truck
    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” [...]

  • The Serpent and the Rainbow
    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 [...]

  • Ingeborg Bachmann – Malina
    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
    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 […]

  • The Tibetan Book Of The Dead
    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 [...]

  • Barry Gifford – Sailor & Lula: Expanded Edition
    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, [...]

  • Mr Manchester and the Factory Girl: The Story of Tony and Lindsay Wilson
    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 […]

  • Carol J. Clover – Men, Women & Chainsaws
    Carol J. Clover – Men, Women & Chainsaws
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    Do the pleasures of horror movies really begin and end in sadism? So the public discussion of film assumes, and so film theory claims. Carol Clover argues, however, that these […]

  • Tales From The Ghost Town: The Conventry Punk Fanzine Revolution 1979-1985
    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 [...]

  • As Serious As Your Life: Black Music & The Free Jazz Revolution 1957-1977
    As Serious As Your Life: Black Music & The Free Jazz Revolution 1957-1977
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    What our staff has to say: “A very good book about the scope of free jazz. The author being a music journalist has first hand accounts of viewing and interviewing […]

  • Anne Waldman – Kill Or Cure
    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, [...]

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

  • Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool: Photographs 1976-1982
    Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool: Photographs 1976-1982
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    Punk and industrial culture in late ’70s and early ’80s San Francisco Spanning music, art and literature, the industrial and punk scenes of San Francisco in the late 1970s and […]

  • Brix Smith Start – The Rise, The Fall & The Rise
    Brix Smith Start – The Rise, The Fall & The Rise
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    The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Although, best known for her work in The Fall, Brix’s story […]

  • On Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures: (And Other Secret-Flix of Cinemaroc)
    On Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures: (And Other Secret-Flix of Cinemaroc)
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    Reviled, rioted over and banned as pornographic even as it was recognized by many as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures is one of the most important and [...]

  • Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative Writing 1977-1997
    Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative Writing 1977-1997
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    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 [...]

  • Wobbly Sounds: A Collection Of British Flexi Discs
    Wobbly Sounds: A Collection Of British Flexi Discs
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    A compendium of Britain’s most remarkable flexi discs, from famed ephemera aficionado Jonny Trunk For this book, the acclaimed music and ephemera aficionado Jonny Trunk (editor of The Music [...]

  • Japanese Death Poems: Poems Written By Monks On The Verge Of Death
    Japanese Death Poems: Poems Written By Monks On The Verge Of Death
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    Although the consciousness of death is, in most cultures, very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has […]

  • Dream Dance: The Art Of Ed Emshwiller
    Dream Dance: The Art Of Ed Emshwiller
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    Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller is a catalog released in conjunction with the artist’s first major monographic exhibition at Lightbox Film Center and the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in [...]

  • Phillip K Dick – Vintage PKD
    Phillip K Dick – Vintage PKD
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    A master of science fiction, a voice of the changing counterculture, and a genuine visionary, Philip K. Dick now joins the elite ranks of authors included in the Vintage Readers […]

  • RE/search: William S Burroughs, Throbbing Gristle, Brion Gysin
    RE/search: William S Burroughs, Throbbing Gristle, Brion Gysin
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    Interviews and writings with and by W.S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and members of Throbbing Gristle. Heavily illustrated and with reference lists from each interviewee: book lists, audio and other [...]

  • Paul Nouge – The Subversion Of Images
    Paul Nouge – The Subversion Of Images
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    This classic surrealist photobook pioneered the imagery of the domestic uncanny First edited and published by Marcel Marien in 1968 in a limited edition of 230 copies, half a year […]

  • Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch – Masochism
    Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch – Masochism
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    In his stunning essay Coldness and Cruelty Gilles Deleuze provides a rigorous and informed philosophical examination of the work of late nineteenth-century German novelist Leopold von [...]

  • Morton Feldman – Give My Regards To Eighth Street
    Morton Feldman – Give My Regards To Eighth Street
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    Morton Feldman wrote as he composed music, carefully placing one element after another, producing some of the avant-garde’s most lucid considerations of what it means to make music Morton [...]

  • Flora-Yin Wong – Liturgy
    Flora-Yin Wong – Liturgy
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    What our staff has to say: “A stunning book that delves deep into how we process and understand traditions, holiness & superstition. Unlike anything i’ve ever read.” – Cleo [...]

  • Common Tones: Selected Interviews with Artists and Musicians 1995-2020
    Common Tones: Selected Interviews with Artists and Musicians 1995-2020
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    What our staff has to say: “One of my favorite books I read last year, features an unreal interview with Milford Graves to close it out as well. Highest Rec […]

  • J.G Ballard – The Atrocity Exhibition
    J.G Ballard – The Atrocity Exhibition
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    When the ATROCITY EXHIBITION was originally printed (1970), Nelson Doubleday saw a copy and was so horrified he ordered the entire press run shredded. Two years later Grove Press brought […]

  • Simon Morris – Consumer Guide
    Simon Morris – Consumer Guide
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    Originally published in an edition of just 100 copies, Amphetamine Sulphate is proud to bring back to print Consumer Guide, the long-lost first book by Simon Morris. Merging memoir, scabrous […]

  • Isabelle Nicou – Genesis 0
    Isabelle Nicou – Genesis 0
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    108pp Perfect bound As soon as my eyes close, I’m besieged by waves of blood. A piece of flesh floats in with the tide. No panic, only silence and then […]

  • James Purdy – In A Shallow Grave
    James Purdy – In A Shallow Grave
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    What our staff has to say: “James Purdy is one of the most underrated american writers of the last 100 years. His writing is grotesque, funny and heartbreaking, often in […]

  • ON&BY Christian Marclay
    ON&BY Christian Marclay
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    The artist Christian Marclay’s ideas and practice, in his own words and those of the foremost writers engaged with his work.Influencing a generation of artists, musicians and theorists, [...]

  • The Turkish Psychedelic Explosion
    The Turkish Psychedelic Explosion
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    Anadolu Psych tells the story of a musical movement that was brought to a sudden end by a repressive right-wing coup in 1980, largely forgotten and only recently being rediscovered […]

  • Dennis Cooper – I Wished
    Dennis Cooper – I Wished
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    Dennis Cooper, master of transgressive fiction, returns with his most personal and haunting book yet. For most of his life, Dennis Cooper believed the person he had loved the most […]

  • Ryann Donnelly – Justify My Love
    Ryann Donnelly – Justify My Love
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    An analysis of sex and gender in music videos, covering everyone from Beyonce to Madonna, Nine Inch Nails to Mykki Blanco. In Justify My Love, Ryann Donnelly explores sex and […]

  • Marcus O’Dair – Different Every Time
    Marcus O’Dair – Different Every Time
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    Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. […]

  • Joan Lindsay – Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Joan Lindsay – Picnic at Hanging Rock
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    A 50th-anniversary edition of the haunting novel about the disappearance of three boarding school girls that inspired the acclaimed film It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. […]

  • The Levellers – The Putney Debates
    The Levellers – The Putney Debates
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    The debates between the Levellers and Oliver Cromwell, introduced by Geoffrey Robertson In a series of debates with Oliver Cromwell in Civil War England, the Levellers argued for democracy for [...]

  • An Argentine Passion: María Luisa Bemberg and Her Films
    An Argentine Passion: María Luisa Bemberg and Her Films
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    The first major study of Maria Luisa Bemberg’s work. Maria Luisa Bemberg, who died in 1995, was one of Latin America’s best known and most popular film-makers. The only woman […]

  • Ralph Rugoff – Circus Americanus
    Ralph Rugoff – Circus Americanus
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    “A carnival of New World wonders.”—Jon Savage Circus Americanus is a riotous excursion through America’s changing visual landscape. Exploring its remote corners and bizarre byways, Ralph Rugoff [...]

  • Nancy Barile – I’m Not Holding Your Coat
    Nancy Barile – I’m Not Holding Your Coat
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    What our staff has to say: “Awesome memoir about being a part of the Philly hardcore scene in the 80s. Barile’s story is deeply personal while also steeped in punk […]

  • Zero Magazine – Volume One (Japanese HC Photo book)
    Zero Magazine – Volume One (Japanese HC Photo book)
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    What our staff has to say: “Insane document of Japanese 80s punk & hardcore. Unreal spreads of punks & skins and grind freaks. Flyers & photos that will make you […]

  • Shiro Kuro (Sugi) “Sugi’s Drawings 2004-2006”
    Shiro Kuro (Sugi) “Sugi’s Drawings 2004-2006”
    $34.00 | , Add to cart

    What our staff has to say: “Sugi, Is the Titan of HC punk illustrations, widely known as much as the bands he has done work for. Death Side, Forward, Warhead. […]

  • Mata – No Drums No DJs No Saturdays
    Mata – No Drums No DJs No Saturdays
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Release date: October 1, 2016 MATA was a gallery located at 3709 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles […]

  • Kate Hall – I Did But I Don’t Anymore
    Kate Hall – I Did But I Don’t Anymore
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    Soft cover, perfect bound 64 pages, 6.5 × 9-inch Edition of 500 Kate Hall is a Los Angeles based artist. I Did But I Don’t Anymore is a compilation of […]