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  • Maggie Nelson – Bluets
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    Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color . . . A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and […]

  • Horace McCoy – They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
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    During the Depression, Gloria and Robert enter a dance marathon in return for three square meals a day and a chance at winning the big-money prize. Under the intense scrutiny […]

  • Violette Leduc – Thérèse and Isabelle
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    “Violette Leduc was Simone de Beauvoir’s protege, an erotic writer to match Jean Genet and a feminist tour de force” (Rafia Zakaria, The Guardian). With this startling new translation of Leduc’s [...]

  • Hanif Abdurraqib – They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us
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    In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib’s is a voice that matters. Whether he’s attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown’s [...]

  • Joe Brainard – I Remember
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    Joe Brainard’s I Remember is a literary and artistic cult classic, praised and admired by writers from Paul Auster to John Ashery and Edmund White. As autobiography, Brainard’s method [...]

  • Rainald Goetz – Insane
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    Translated for the first time into English, cult German author Rainald Goetz’s debut novel Insane draws upon his clinical psychiatric experience to paint a portrait of the asylum as a […]

  • From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film
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    An essential work of the cinematic history of the Weimar Republic by a leading figure of film criticism First published in 1947, From Caligari to Hitler remains an undisputed landmark […]

  • The Freedom Within Us: East German Photography 1980-1989
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    Nearly thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall (the Anniversary will be celebrated in 2019), what do we know about East German photography? This body of work — […]

  • Rudolph Wurlitzer – The Drop Edge Of Yonder
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    Originally published by Two Dollar Radio in 2008 and released as a second edition in 2017, Rudolph Wurlitzer’s first novel in nearly 25 years is an epic adventure that explores the […]

  • Wisconsin Death Trip
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    First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 [...]

  • B.S Johnson – The Unfortunates
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    B.S. Johnson’s lost classic has been showered with praise: New York Magazine named The Unfortunates one of their Ten Best Books of 2008, listed in The New York Times 100 […]

  • Camile Paglia – Sexual Personae: Art & Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
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    The fiery, provocative, and unparalleled work of feminist art criticism that launched the exceptional career of one of our most important public intellectuals—”a remarkable book, at once [...]

  • Ariana Reines – A Sand Book
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    “Mind-blowing.” ―Kim Gordon DEADPAN, EPIC, AND SEARINGLY CHARISMATIC, A Sand Book chronicles climate change and climate grief, gun violence and bystanderism, state violence and [...]

  • On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writing 50th Anniversary Edition
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    Poetry. California Interest. Afterword by Lytle Shaw. The Song Cave presents an expanded edition of the long out of print City Lights Books classic ON THE MESA: AN ANTHOLOGY OF […]

  • Yoko Tawada – The Naked Eye
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    A precocious Vietnamese high school student ― known as the pupil with “the iron blouse”―in Ho Chi Minh City is invited to an International Youth Conference in East Berlin. But, […]

  • Raymond Queneau – The Blue Flowers
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    The Blue Flowers follows two unlikely characters: Cidrolin, who alternates between drinking and napping on a barge parked along the Seine in the 1960s, and the Duke d’Auge as he […]

  • Julio Cortazar – All Fires The Fire
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    “One of the most adventurous and rewarding collections since the publication of Cortázar’s own Blow-up.” ―Los Angeles Times A traffic jam outside Paris lasts for weeks. Che Guevara and Fidel […]

  • Werner Herzog – The Twilight World
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    The great filmmaker Werner Herzog, in his first novel, tells the incredible story of Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier who defended a small island in the Philippines for twenty-nine years […]

  • Joan Didion – Play It As It Lays
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    A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected […]

  • Fernando Pessoa – The Book Of Disquiet: The Complete Edition
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    The Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa’s greatest literary achievement. An “autobiography” or “diary” containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and [...]

  • The Wire – #460 June 2022
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    “On the cover: Phew. The Japanese punk survivor and intrepid vocalist/composer continues to build an impressive catalogue of collaborations, solo projects and band work in a career now [...]

  • Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia, Volume III
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    This volume of drawings and photographs completes the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia trilogy. Danzig Baldaev’s unparallelled ethnographic achievement, documenting more than 3,000 tattoo [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Kristen Alvanson – XYZT
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    Genre-defying fiction that accelerates “cross-cultural dialogue” into a kaleidoscopic rush of sensory estrangements, fairy tales, and alien encounters.“There’s really no [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Marcel Brion – Waystations of the Deep Night
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    First published in France in the dark year of 1942, the story collection Waystations of the Deep Night remains the best known of Marcel Brion’s numerous works in the vein […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Decadent Reader: Fiction, Fantasy, and Perversion from Fin-De-Siècle France
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    In fin-de-siècle France, progress and material prosperity coincided with widespread alarm about disease and decay. The obsessions of our own culture at the end of the millennium resonated in a [...]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Ann Quin – Three
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    What our staff has to say: “Beautiful example of a book as a mobius strip. ‘The boat is ready as planned. And all that’s left is a note. I know […]

  • 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, […]

  • Kathy Acker – Empire Of The Senseless
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    What our staff has to say: “My personal favorite Kathy Acker book, a deep & kaleidoscopic journey into hell featuring pirates, androids, God and what it means to push one’s […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 […]

  • César Aira – The Divorce
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    The Divorce tells about a man who takes a vacation from Providence, R.I. in early December to avoid conflicts with his newly divorced wife and small daughter. He travels to […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Yoko Ono – Grapefruit
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    What our staff has to say: “A wonderful collection of Yoko Ono’s art, poetry, and musical instructions, the latter of which is my favorite part of the book. ‘Secret Piece […]

  • 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 […]

  • Allen Ginsberg – Howl And Other Poems (OG 1959 Pressing)
    $45.00 | , Add to cart

    Fantasy – 7006 Media Condition – VG,  has some hairline scratches and marks Sleeve Condition –  G+, has some stains, ring wear, ripping on back.

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]