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  • Boyd McDonald – Cruising the Movies
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    A writer casts an acerbic, queer eye on the greats and the not-so-greats of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Ronnie Reagan’s bizarre legs are sufficient reason to watch John Loves Mary (1949), [...]

  • Dodie Bellamy – The Letters of Mina Harker
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    Bellamy’s debut novel revives the central female character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and imagines her as an independent woman living in San Francisco during the 1980s. [...]

  • Eileen Myles – Not Me
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    This brilliant, incisive volume captures the high points of Myles’ work in New York City during the 1980s.Listen, I have been educated. I have learned about Western Civilization. Do you [...]

  • Hito Steyerl – The Wretched of the Screen
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    In Hito Steyerl’s writing we begin to see how, even if the hopes and desires for coherent collective political projects have been displaced onto images and screens, it is precisely here [...]

  • Catherine Breillat – Pornocracy
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    The novel by Catherine Breillat on which her acclaimed and reviled film Anatomy of Hell is based. As celebrated as it is reviled, internationally acclaimed filmmaker Catherine Breillat’s [...]

  • Kim Gordon – Is It My Body?
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    Throughout the 1980s and early ’90s, Kim Gordon—widely known as a founding member of the influential band Sonic Youth—produced a series of writings on art and music. Ranging from [...]

  • 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. He brought a jazz [...]

  • Kit Mackintosh – Neon Screams
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    Examining new genres from the UK and across the Atlantic, including mumble rap, Brooklyn drill, UK drill, trap dancehall and Afrobeats, Neon Screams explores the dystopias and dissociative [...]

  • Lautreamont – Maldoror and Poems
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    One of the earliest and most astonishing examples of surrealist writing Insolent and defiant, the Chants de Maldoror, by the self-styled Comte de Lautréamont (1846-70), depicts a sinister and [...]

  • J.K Huysmans – The Damned (La Bas)
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    Joris-Karl Huysmans’ shocking novel of an innocent’s descent into a world of depraved, blasphemous rituals Durtal, a shy, censorious man, is writing a biography of Gilles de Rais, the [...]

  • Fernando Pessoa – The Book of Disquiet
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    Fernando Pessoa was many writers in one. He attributed his prolific writings to a wide range of alternate selves, each of which had a distinct biography, ideology, and horoscope. When he died in [...]

  • Anna Kavan – Ice
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    A masterpiece of literary science fiction portraying a dazzling and haunting vision of the end of the world, now in a new 50th anniversary edition with a foreword by Jonathan Lethem Anna [...]

  • David Wojnarowicz – Weight of the Earth
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    Audio journals that document Wojnarowicz’s turbulent attempts to understand his anxieties and passions, and tracking his thoughts as they develop in real time.In these moments I hate [...]

  • Thomas Ligotti – The Conspiracy against the Human Race
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    In Thomas Ligotti’s first nonfiction outing, an examination of the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life through an insightful, unsparing argument that proves the greatest horrors are not [...]

  • Gary Indiana – Vile Days
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    Gary Indiana’s collected columns of art criticism from the Village Voice, documenting, from the front lines, the 1980s New York art scene.In 1985, the Village Voice offered me a job as [...]

  • Mark Fisher – K-punk
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    A comprehensive collection of the writings of Mark Fisher (1968-2017), whose work defined critical writing for a generation. This comprehensive collection brings together the work of acclaimed [...]

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini – Stories from the City of God
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    Now in paperback, a collection of the legendary filmmaker’s short fiction and nonfiction from 1950 to 1966, in which we see the machinations of the creative mind in post-World War II Rome. [...]

  • Hilton Als – White Girls
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    White Girls is about, among other things, blackness, queerness, movies, Brooklyn, love (and the loss of love), AIDS, fashion, Basquiat, Capote, philosophy, porn, Eminem, Louise Brooks, and [...]

  • Lydia Lunch – So Real It Hurts
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    Powerful, provocative essays by the legendary punk musician and counterculture artist. “So Real It Hurts is the perfect title for this collection. It’s a mission statement. A few [...]

  • The Repeater Book of the Occult
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    A selection of Repeater authors choose their favourite horror stories for this new anthology, with each writing a critical introduction for the story of their choice. Edited by novelist and [...]

  • Dodie Bellamy – Bee Reaved
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    A new collection of essays from Dodie Bellamy on disenfranchisement, vulgarity, American working-class life, aesthetic values, and profound embarrassment. So. Much. Information. When does one [...]

  • Izumi Suzuki – Terminal Boredom: Stories
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    Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Thrillist, The Millions, Frieze, and Metropolis Japan The first English-language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science [...]

  • Legacy Russell – Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto
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    A new manifesto for cyberfeminism: finding liberation in the glitch between body, gender, and technology A New York Times Best Art Book of 2020 The divide between the digital and the real world [...]

  • Jacqueline Rose – Sexuality in the Field of Vision
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    A brilliantly original exploration of the interface between feminism, psychoanalysis, semiotics and film theory In Sexuality in the Field of Vision, Jacqueline Rose argues for the importance of [...]

  • Judith Butler – Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
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    Responding to the US’s perpetual war, Butler explores how mourning could inspire solidarity In her most impassioned and personal book to date, Judith Butler responds in this profound appraisal of [...]

  • Jean Baudrillard – The System of Objects
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    A tour de force of the materialist semiotics of the early Baudrillard The System of Objects is a tour de force—a theoretical letter-in-a-bottle tossed into the ocean in 1968, which brilliantly [...]

  • Jenny Hval – Girls Against God
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    At once a time-travelling horror story and a fugue-like feminist manifesto, this is a singular, genre-warping new novel from the author of the acclaimed Paradise Rot “It’s 1992 and I’m the [...]

  • Elaine Mokhtefi – Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers
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    A fascinating portrait of life with the Black Panthers in Algiers: a story of liberation and radical politics Following the Algerian war for independence and the defeat of France in 1962, Algiers [...]

  • Sheila Rowbotham – Promise Of A Dream: Remembering The Sixties
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    A sparkling portrait of a time when women were breaking all the rules about sex, politics and their place in the world At the beginning of the decade Rowbotham was a rebellious sixteen-year-old [...]

  • James Bridle – New Dark Age: Technology & The End Of Future
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    How the Information Age makes the world more incomprehensible As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Laura Grace Ford – Savage Messiah
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    The acclaimed art fanzine’s psychogeographic drifts through a ruined city Savage Messiah collects the entire set of Laura Grace Ford’s fanzine to date. Part graphic novel, part artwork, the book [...]

  • Clyde Woods – Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta
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    A new edition of a classic history of the Mississippi River Delta Development Arrested is a major reinterpretation of the 200-year-old conflict between African American workers and the planters [...]

  • Hal Foster – Brand New Days
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    One of the world’s leading art theorists dissects a quarter century of artistic practice Bad New Days examines the evolution of art and criticism in Western Europe and North America over the last [...]

  • Angela Y Davis – If They Come In The Morning
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    With race and the police once more burning issues, this classic work from one of America’s giants of black radicalism has lost none of its prescience or power One of America’s most historic [...]

  • Valerie Solanas – SCUM Manifesto
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    Avital Ronell reconsiders Solanas in light of her social milieu. SCUM Manifesto was considered one of the most outrageous, violent and certifiably crazy tracts when it first appeared in 1968. [...]

  • Stanley Donwood & Dr. Tchock – Dead Children Playing: A Picture Book
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    A haunting collection of Radiohead artwork from the Grammy Award–winning artist Stanley Donwood and the enigmatic Dr Tchock are the elusive duo responsible for Radiohead’s artwork. Containing [...]

  • 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 director in [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Jean Baudrillard – America
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    “A sharp-shooting Lone Ranger of the post-Marxist left.”—New York Times From the sierras of New Mexico to the streets of New York and LA by night—”a sort of luminous, geometric, [...]

  • Texas Is The Reason: The Mavericks Of Lone Star Punk
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    That was it…that was our life at that point in time.”—King Coffey, Butthole Surfers “From a historical point of view it is a real gem, but also highly recommended for any lover of photography, [...]

  • Mike McPadden – Heavy Metal Movies
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    Keep reminding yourself: IT’S ONLY A BOOK… Heavy metal and high-thrill cinema have been joined together like mutant twins since before Black Sabbath took the name of a chilling Italian horror [...]

  • Daniel Ekeroth – Swedish Death Metal
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    The ultimate blow-by-blow account of Sweden’s legendary death metal underground. • ISBN 9780979616310 • 450 densely-illustrated pages • Heavy-duty 130gsm paper • Extensive 300pp history PLUS [...]

  • Tom Gabriel Fischer – Only Death Is Real
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    “Without question, Only Death Is Real goes farther than any other source in exploring the origins of underground heavy metal.” • ISBN 978-09796163-9-6 • 288pp (24pp color) deluxe Wibalin-bound [...]

  • Bruce Pavitt – Sub Pop USA
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    The complete Subterranean Pop fanzines and Seattle Rocket newspaper columns by Bruce Pavitt; an unbelievably deep chronicle of regional American indie pop, punk, hardcore, art/noise, metal, [...]

  • Daniel Ekeroth – Swedish Sensationsfilms
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    In the annals of grindhouse exploitation cinema, Italy owns the giallo, Australia offers Ozploitation, and Sweden has spawned… the SENSATIONSFILM! • ISBN 978-09796163-6-5 • 320pp trade paperback, [...]

  • Slayer Vol X: Past, Present, Forever.
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    Hardcover reissue release of the crucial tenth issue of Norway’s infamous Slayer Mag, overflowing with key Mayhem, Burzum, Darkthrone, Thorns, Emperor, Satyricon, Bathory, Dissection, Enslaved, [...]

  • Nancy Barile – I’m Not Holding Your Coat
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    From disenchanted Catholic schoolgirl and glam maniac to instigator on the 1980s hardcore punk scene, Nancy Barile discovered freedom at a time when punk music was new and dangerous. She made her [...]