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  • Larry Clark – Tulsa
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    What our staff has to say: “The only time glamorizing self annihilation as art has worked.” – Cleo When it first appeared in 1971, Larry Clark’s groundbreaking book Tulsa [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Vol II
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    An essential second installment of the bestselling Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Danzig Baldaev’s father was an academic, an ethnologist who found himself imprisoned under Soviet [...]

  • Lou Reed – Do Angels Need Haircuts?
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    In August of 1970, 28-year-old Lou Reed quit the Velvet Underground, moved home to Long Island, New York, and embarked on a fascinating alternate creative path: poetry. Spending months in […]

  • 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 […]

  • David Toop – Ocean Of Sound: Ambient Sound & Radical Listening In The Age Of Communication
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    What our staff has to say: “Great book that does a great job of breaking down the various was of listening and hearing sounds and how in turn those sounds […]

  • All Gates Open: The Story Of Can
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    All Gates Open presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN. It consists of two books. In Book One, […]

  • Brion Gysin – Permutations
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    What our staff has to say: “One of the ultimates in psychedelic writing & concrete poetry. No one matches Gysin.” – Cleo The first collection of the Beat mentor’s [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Wire – #457 March 2022
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    “On the cover: Scratcha DVA. Scratcha DVA As the best connected mover and shaker in London’s dance underground nears 20 years in music, the producer and DJ talks to Chal […]

  • Fen Addison & S. Glass – Sputtering And Distorted – A Reluctant History Of The Butte County Free Music Society
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    Hidden but not forgotten, hinted at through piecemeal reference after the fact, the creative efforts of the members of this West-Coast-centric cadre of art mutants first took shape in the […]

  • To Die For The People: The Writings Of Huey P. Newton
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    A fascinating, first-person account of a historic era in the struggle for black empowerment in America. Long an iconic figure for radicals, Huey Newton is now being discovered by those […]

  • Vladimir Nabokov – Ada, Or Ardor
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    Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov’s greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist.  It tells a love story [...]

  • Jack Spicer – After Lorca
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    What our staff has to say: “Jack Spicer ‘translates’ and rewrites a selection of Lorca poems, often creating a hybrid mix of both. Anyone that says that poetry is overly […]

  • Eve Babitz – Eve’s Hollywood
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    An autobiographical novel by Eve Babitz, iconic L.A. “It Girl” of the 60s and 70s, muse and lover of artists and rock-and-roll stars and, above all else, an unsparing and […]

  • Ann Lauterbach – Spell
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    A new collection of provocative work from the author of Or To Begin Again, a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Poetry Ann Lauterbach is one of America’s […]

  • Lia Purpura – It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful
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    A new collection from poet and essayist Lia Purpura Lia Purpura has won acclaim as both a poet and an essayist; her poems are now regularly published in The New […]

  • 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, [...]

  • Gary Webb – The Killing Game
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    Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it. For over thirty-four years, he wrote stories about corruption from county, state, and federal levels. He […]

  • Charles Burns – Last Look
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    A true graphic milestone: the epic trilogy that began with X’ed Out, continued in The Hive, and concluded in Sugar Skull–now in one volume. The long strange trip of Doug […]

  • Simon Reynolds – Totally Wired
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    With his critically acclaimed Rip It Up and Start Again, renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds applied a unique understanding to an entire generation of musicians working in the wake of […]

  • Eileen Myles – Cool For You
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    Grainy and stripped down, this gritty novel traces the downbeat progress of a tough, queer girl growing up in working-class Boston by “a cult figure to a generation of post-punk […]

  • Aileen Wuornos – Dear Dawn
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    Between 1989 and 1990, Aileen Wuornos, a hitchhiking prostitute, shot, killed, and robbed seven men in remote Florida locations. Arrested in 1991, she was condemned to death on six separate […]

  • Samuel R. Delany – Times Square Red, Times Square Blue
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    Twentieth anniversary edition of a landmark book that cataloged a vibrant but disappearing neighborhood in New York City   In the two decades that preceded the original publication of Times [...]

  • Top Stories
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    An essential anthology of fiction, art and more from the experimental, punk-feminist 1980s downtown journal, with work by Kathy Acker, Constance DeJong, Cookie Mueller and more Published between [...]

  • Modern Pagans: An Investigation of Contemporary Pagan Practices
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    This is the most uncensored, comprehensive guide to Pagans around the world today. Dozens of interviews cover a wide range of Pagan practices, from witchcraft, Northern tradition, santeria, [...]

  • Spirit of 76: London Punk Eyewitness
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    When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. Spirit of 76 provides a previously […]

  • Akasha Rabut – Death Magick Abundance
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    More than any party, parade, team, or disaster, New Orleans is the people. The ones who persevere, survive, strengthen, and transform the city in all its unceasing vibrancy. For nearly […]

  • 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History
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    Born out of a union of club bands on the burgeoning Austin bohemian scene and a pronounced taste for hallucinogens, the 13th Floor Elevators were formed in late 1965 when […]

  • Guillaume Dustan – The Works Volume 1
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    Guillaume Dustan’ first three novels, published in French between 1996 and 1998, describing the narrator’s sexual odyssey through a Paris still haunted by AIDS. This volume collects a [...]

  • Francois J. Bonnet – After Death
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    A disturbing portrait of a society deliriously dreaming itself as eternal, instantaneous, and infinite. At least for the time being, we humans are still finite and mortal–but death [...]

  • Fangoria Vol 2 #14 (January 2022)
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    2022 is upon us! FANGORIA #14 rings in the new year with the one you’ve been waiting for… and one you’ll have to wait a little longer for. Here’s what […]

  • Adventures In Reality: The Complete Collection
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    Put together by Alan Rider, Adventures in Reality was a fanzine from Coventry in the early 1980s that both fitted snugly inside the post-punk landscape of the time and did […]

  • Jenny Hval – Paradise Rot
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    What our staff has to say: “Jenny Hval’s Paradise Rot, I read in one evening. If you know me, you’d know how rare it is that I do such a […]

  • Robert Lowell: Setting The River On Fire
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    From the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind; a study of the poet Robert Lowell, and of the relationship between illness and art. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell […]

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

  • Octavia E. Butler – Bloodchild & Other Stories
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    A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes “Bloodchild,” winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and […]

  • Jason Hellar – Strange Stars
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    A Hugo Award-winning author and music journalist explores the weird and wild story of when rock ‘n’ roll met the sci-fi world of the 1970s Beginning with David Bowie’s obsession [...]

  • Lore Segal – Lucinella
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    The classic novella from award-winning New Yorker writer is reissued.

  • Andrea Dworkin – Last Days At Hot Slit
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    What our staff has to say: “The only writings you’ll need from this controversial feminist figure. Dworkin’s writing is often overlooked because of some of her more extreme stances, but [...]

  • Post-Apocalyptic Realism
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    Published in conjunction with an exhibition exploring the theme of apocalypse, contributions by art historians, critics, curators, scholars and artists collected in this book offer reflections on [...]

  • Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature
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    A remarkable collection of writings by members of the group known as the Oulipo (Ouvroir de litterature potentiale), this anthology includes, among others, Italo Calvino, Harry Mathews, Georges [...]

  • David Markson – Wittgenstein’s Mistress
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    Wittgenstein’s Mistress is a novel unlike anything David Markson or anyone else has ever written before. It is the story of a woman who is convinced and, astonishingly, will ultimately […]

  • Dennis Stock – California Trip
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    In 1968, Magnum photographer Dennis Stock took a 5-week road trip along the California highways, documenting the height of the counterculture hippie scene. These black and white photos were [...]

  • Trash Cinema: The Lure of the Low
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    This volume explores the lower reaches of cinema and its paradoxical appeal. It looks at films from the B-movies of the 1930s to the mockbusters of today, and from the […]

  • Wayne Koestenbaum – Ultramarine
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    The chromatic, linguistically playful, erotic conclusion to Wayne Koestenbaum’s acclaimed trance poem trilogy.   Ultramarine distills gleanings from four years of Koestenbaum’s [...]

  • Philip Lamantia – Preserving Fire: Selected Prose
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    “Philip was a visionary like Blake, and he really saw the whole world in a grain of sand.” –Lawrence Ferlinghetti “An inspired consciousness set at full tilt in raging [...]

  • 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 […]