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  • 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 […]

  • 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)
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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 [...]

  • Blank Forms 07: The Cowboy’s Dreams Of Home
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    Writings and interviews engaging the artists and themes from Blank Forms’ public programming, from Thulani Davis to Charles Curtis This iteration privileges new texts produced for the [...]

  • The Wire – #455 January 2022
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    “2021 Rewind: The Wire’s essential annual guide to the year in sound and music is upon us, as we consider where we are now after a tumultuous 12 months of […]

  • 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
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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 [...]

  • Guy Debord – The Society Of The Spectacle
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    What our staff has to say: “One of the primer / central texts of the Situationist International. A critical look of the life of objects and media on the average […]

  • Modern Primitives: An Investigation Of Contemporary Adornment & Ritual
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    What our staff has to say: “Modern Primitives takes a dive into the world of body art and modifications, focusing on early history and up until the publishing of the […]

  • Hubert Selby – Last Exit To Brooklyn
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    The first novel to articulate the rage and pain of life in “the other America, ” “Last Exit to Brooklyn” is a classic of postwar American writing. Selby’s searing [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Guillaume Apollinaire – The Heresiarch & Co.
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    Apollinaire’s first book: a collection of outrageous short stories about heretics, renegade mystics and criminal religious fanatics, The Heresiarch & Co. was Apollinaire’s first [...]

  • Excavate! The Wonderful & Frightening World Of The Fall
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    A definitive insight into the ever-influential world of Mark E. Smith and The Fall, featuring never-before published essays and ephemera from fans, collectors and the artist and band themselves. [...]

  • Defaced: The Visual Culture Of Violence In The Middle Ages
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    From the fourteenth century on, the artifacts of Western visual culture became increasingly violent. Destroyed faces, dissolved human shapes, devilish doppelgängers of the sacred: violence made [...]

  • Jon Fosse – Aliss At The Fire
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    In her old house by the fjord, Signe lies on a bench and sees a vision of herself as she was more than twenty years earlier: standing by the window […]

  • Ryu Murakami – In The Miso Soup
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    From postmodern Renaissance man Ryu Murakami, master of the psychothriller and director of Tokyo Decadence, comes this hair-raising roller-coaster ride through the nefarious neon-lit world of [...]

  • Katherine Dunn – Geek Love
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    What our staff has to say: “Classic dysfunctional family novel. Heartbreaking, bizarre & darkly funny. Arturo is one of the best written characters in fiction.” – Cleo Here [...]

  • Ted Berrigan – The Sonnets
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    Originally published in 1964, The Sonnets by Ted Berrigan is considered by many to be his most important and influential book. This new annotated edition, with an introduction by Alice […]

  • Ian McEwan – The Cement Garden
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    In this tour de force of psychological unease–now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack–McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things [...]

  • Cormac McCarthy – Blood Meridian
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    The acknowledged masterpiece of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road, newly repackaged for its twenty-fifth anniversary. Widely considered one the finest novels by a living writer, this [...]

  • Sylvia Plath – The Colossus
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    What our staff has to say: “Sylvia Plath is amazing. This is a must have by her.” – Jack With this startling, exhilarating book of poems, which was first published […]

  • David Wojnarowicz – Close To The Knives
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    In Close to the Knives, David Wojnarowicz gives us an important and timely document: a collection of creative essays — a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony to [...]

  • François J. Bonnet – The Order Of Sounds
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    This study of the subtlety, complexity, and variety of modes of hearing maps out a “sonorous archipelago”—a heterogeneous set of shifting sonic territories shaped by the vicissitudes of desire [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Arthur Machen – The White People
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    Classic tales of the fantastic, creepy and weird, with a foreword from the award-winning director of The Shape of Water Guillermo Del Toro Machen’s weird tales of the creepy and […]

  • Andy Roberts – Divine Rascal
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    A biography of a key figure in psychedelic history: the man who turned Timothy Leary on to LSD.Of all the figures associated with the history of LSD there is none […]

  • Tai Shani – Our Fatal Magic
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    Feminist science fiction that anticipates a post-patriarchal future.Our Fatal Magic is a collection of feminist science fiction by contemporary artist Tai Shani. Foregrounding explorations of [...]

  • Maggot Brain #4 (Mar/Apr/May 2021)
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    “Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content — art, music, literature, unpublished [...]

  • Maggot Brain #5 (Jun/Jul/Aug 2021)
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    “Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content — art, music, literature, unpublished [...]

  • Maggot Brain #6 (Sep/Oct/Nov 2021)
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    “On The Cover: Amazing unseen image of Bikini Kill live at CBGB in 1990, by Mike Galinsky, with accompanying lengthy photo essay exploring indie-rock in the early 1990s, including [...]

  • The Rita – Anatomical Charisma
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    AS #16 Sam McKinlay ‘THE RITA – Anatomical Charisma’ Introductory notes by Gabrielle Losoncy Stapled color art booklet, 48pp. High quality art plates, exclusively designed and executed for THE [...]

  • Amri Baraka – Black Music
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    The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, Blues People. Baraka writes with the passion and lyricism that can only come from a jazz critic who is […]

  • Flann O’Brien – The Third Policeman
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    The Third Policeman is Flann O’Brien’s brilliantly dark comic novel about the nature of time, death, and existence. Told by a narrator who has committed a botched robbery and brutal [...]

  • Leonor Fini – Rogomelec
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    The first translation of Leonor Fini’s voluptuous and antipatriarchal gothic novel Originally published in French in 1979, Rogomelec was the third of Leonor Fini’s novels. All the [...]

  • Ian F Svenonius – The Psychic Soviet
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    A new, expanded collection of essays and articles from one of the mainstays of the Washington, DC, underground rock and roll scene, The Psychic Soviet is Ian F. Svenonius’s groundbreaking [...]

  • Salvador Dali – Oui: The Paranoid-Critical Revolution: Writings 1927-1933
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    Dalí’s meditations on art and the paranoid-critical method, plus poems and more Salvador Dalí’s writings from the period in which he was most closely allied with the Surrealists have [...]

  • Blank Forms 06: Organic Music Societies
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    Archival documents and new writings on the intermedia collaborations of avant-garde jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry Don Cherry and Moki Karlsson met in Sweden in the […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Marcel Schwob – The King In The Golden Mask
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    Twenty one of Marcel Schwob’s cruelest tales, translated to English for the first time First published in French in 1892 and never before translated fully into English, The King in […]

  • John Cage – Diary: How To Improve The World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)
    $24.00 | , Add to cart

    Now available in an expanded paperback edition, Diary registers Cage’s assessment of the times in which he lived as well as his often uncanny portents about the world we live […]

  • Frank Stanford – Hidden Water
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    Hidden Water: From the Frank Stanford Archives is 200 pages of unpublished poems, photographs, artwork, and facsimiles of typesheets, handwrtten drafts, and letters. A preface is written by [...]

  • 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
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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 [...]

  • N.H Pritchard – Echoes
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    An exacting facsimile of Umbra protagonist Norman H. Pritchard’s long-rare 1971 collection of visually kinetic poetry American poet Norman H. Pritchard’s second and final book, [...]