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  • 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 […]

  • Maggot Brain – Issue #9
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    WELCOME TO MAGGOT BRAIN #9 – RAYMOND PETTIBON ON THE COVER! RAYMOND PETTIBON: IN CONVERSATION WITH ADAM WOODHEAD JOHN BRANNON: NEGATIVE APPROACH HONCHO UNLOADS JOHN WATERS: THE RETURN OF THE […]

  • Kazuo Ishiguro – The Unconsoled
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    From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is a novel that is at once a […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Ottessa Moshfegh – Lapvona
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    In a village buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself part of a power struggle that puts the community’s faith to a savage test, in a spellbinding […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Ron Loewinsohn – Magnetic Fields
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    Organized around the idea that “you can’t know what a magnetic field is like unless you’re inside of it, ” Ron Loewinsohn’s first novel opens from the disturbing [...]

  • Rikki Ducornet – The Complete Butcher’s Tale
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    In the fantastic tradition of Borges, Bruno Schulz, Angela Carter, and H. P. Lovecraft, here are nearly sixty unforgettable stories that ignore the confines of space and time to offer, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • The Wire – #459 May 2022
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    “On the cover: Reynols. As one of the most singular groups in all of rock release their first western album in two decades, following drummer Miguel Tomasin’s Henry Viscardi Award [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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
    $38.00 | , Add to cart

    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 [...]

  • 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
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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, […]

  • Daniel Clowes – Ghost World
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    Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel. Originally serialized in [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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
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    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 [...]

  • Tove Ditlevsen – The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency
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    Tove Ditlevsen is today celebrated as one of the most important and unique voices in twentieth-century Danish literature, and The Copenhagen Trilogy (1969–71) is her acknowledged masterpiece. [...]

  • Pierre Guyotat – Coma
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    What our staff has to say: “While primarily known for his grotesque exploration of the Algerian War, Eden Eden Eden, Guyotat’s Coma is just as piercing. An introspective exploration into [...]

  • 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 […]