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  • 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
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    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, [...]

  • Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia, Volume 1
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    The first installment of the tattoo collection that became a publishing phenomenon Occasionally a book is published that reveals a subculture you never dreamt existed. More rarely, that book goes [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Silvia Federici – Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation
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    CALIBAN AND THE WITCH is a history of the body in the transition to capitalism. Moving from the peasant revolts of the late Middle Ages to the witch-hunts and the […]

  • Aaron Leonard – The Folk Singers And The Bureau
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    The first book to document the efforts of the FBI against the most famous American folk singers of the mid-twentieth century, including Woody Guthrie, ‘Sis Cunningham, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays [...]

  • Yukio Mishima – The Frolic Of The Beasts
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    Set in rural Japan shortly after World War II, The Frolic of the Beasts tells the story of a strange and utterly absorbing love triangle between a former university student, […]

  • Pierre Guyotat – Coma
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    A poetic exploration of trauma and renewal from the last avant-garde visionary of the twentieth century. Long ago, in childhood, when Summer reverberates and feels and throbs all over, it […]

  • 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 […]

  • Euripides – Grief Lessons
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    Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its […]

  • Kate Zambreno – Book Of Mutter
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    Composed over thirteen years, Kate Zambreno’s Book of Mutter is a tender and disquieting meditation on the ability of writing, photography, and memory to embrace shadows while in the [...]

  • Michel Leiris – The Ribbon at Olympia’s Throat
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    That the nude painted by Manet (in a painting so conceptually new that it created a scandal in its day) achieves so much truth through such a minor detail, that […]

  • Tao Lin – Leave Society
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    From the acclaimed author of Taipei, a bold portrait of a writer working to balance all his lives—artist, son, loner—as he spins the ordinary into something monumental. An engrossing, hopeful [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Thomas Pynchon – Gravity’s Rainbow (Classics Deluxe Edition)
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    Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity’s Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce’s Ulysses was [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Katherine Dunn – Attic
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    What our staff has to say: “Dunn’s masterpiece about a disaffected woman trapped in jail for a crime she didn’t commit, Attic reads nothing like Geek Love and is true […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • 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, […]