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  • Marcel Schwob – Spicilege
    Marcel Schwob – Spicilege
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    Exquisitely crafted essays on medieval criminal slang, ancient Greek prostitution, laughter, anarchy and more from the endlessly influential Marcel Schwob “All over the world,” wrote [...]

  • Lucy Sante – Maybe the People Would Be the Times
    Lucy Sante – Maybe the People Would Be the Times
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    In her second collection (after Kill All Your Darlings, 2007), Lucy Sante pays homage to Patti Smith, Rene Ricard, and Georges Simenon; traces the history of tabloids; surveys the landscape […]

  • Kate Zambreno – To Write As If Already Dead
    Kate Zambreno – To Write As If Already Dead
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    To Write As If Already Dead circles around Kate Zambreno’s failed attempts to write a study of Hervé Guibert’s To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life. In this […]

  • Jamie Stewart – Anything That Moves
    Jamie Stewart – Anything That Moves
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    From being caught having their first orgasm by their mom’s best friend to being stalked and propositioned by a fundamentalist pastor; from soliciting spanking dates over the Internet to scoring [...]

  • Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties: Writings 1954-2010
    Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties: Writings 1954-2010
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    Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon & Yoko Ono ― Jonas Mekas was well acquainted with a great many New York artists. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via […]

  • Thurston Moore – Sonic Life: A Memoir
    Thurston Moore – Sonic Life: A Memoir
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    From the founding member of Sonic Youth, a passionate memoir tracing the author’s life and art–from his teen years as a music obsessive in small-town Connecticut, to the formation of [...]

  • Auguste Villiers De L’Isle Adam – Isis
    Auguste Villiers De L’Isle Adam – Isis
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    Here, presented in English in a long-belated translation by Brian Stableford, is Isis, the first novel of the acclaimed author of Contes cruels, Villiers de l’Isle-Adam. Deserving to be reckoned [...]

  • Hélène Picard – Sabbat
    Hélène Picard – Sabbat
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    Sabbat, by Hélène Picard (1873-1945), first published in 1923, is one of the most forthright contributions to the rich French tradition of “literary Satanism.” It was issued as part [...]

  • Lucie Delarue-Mardrus – Amanit
    Lucie Delarue-Mardrus – Amanit
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    Amanit, is one of the most distinctive works that the highly distinctive Lucie Delarue-Mardrus ever produced, written in 1929, when the author was fifty-four years old, and her meteoric career [...]

  • Gabrielle Wittkop – Murder Most Serene
    Gabrielle Wittkop – Murder Most Serene
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    In the last days of the Venetian Republic, the successive wives of Count Alvise Lanzi suffer mysterious, agonizing deaths. Murder Most Serene offers a cruel portrait of a beautiful but […]

  • Joseph Cornell – Dreams
    Joseph Cornell – Dreams
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    A selection of dream epiphanies and reveries from Joseph Cornell’s voluminous diaries Joseph Cornell is well known for the oneiric quality of his art and films. Many have tried, often […]

  • George Melly – Don’t Tell Sybil: A Libidinous Memoir of the Unusual Impresario of English Surrealism
    George Melly – Don’t Tell Sybil: A Libidinous Memoir of the Unusual Impresario of English Surrealism
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    Don’t Tell Sybil is a libidinous memoir by a master raconteur. George Melly (1926-2007) was impossible to ignore in London cultural circles between the 1950s and 90s. He first came […]

  • Unica Zurn – The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts
    Unica Zurn – The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts
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    What our staff has to say: “A unique and disturbing memoir from an underread surrealist master” – Cleo Anagram play meets psychic crisis in Unica Zürn’s acclaimed [...]

  • Jan Morris – Hav
    Jan Morris – Hav
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    Hav is like no place on earth. Rumored to be the site of Troy, captured during the crusades and recaptured by Saladin, visited by Tolstoy, Hitler, Grace Kelly, and Princess […]

  • Arkady & Boris Strugatsky – Roadside Picnic
    Arkady & Boris Strugatsky – Roadside Picnic
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    Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that […]

  • Walter Tevis – The Man Who Fell To Earth
    Walter Tevis – The Man Who Fell To Earth
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    A man wanders into town one day seemingly out of nowhere. He starts by peddling valuables just to get by. But he possesses uncanny scientific knowledge, which he uses to […]

  • Jack Black – You Can’t Win
    Jack Black – You Can’t Win
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    You Can’t Win, the beloved memoir of real lowdown Americana by criminal hobo Jack Black, was first published in 1926, then reprinted in 1988 by Adam Parfrey’s Amok Press, featuring […]

  • Mr Manchester and the Factory Girl: The Story of Tony and Lindsay Wilson
    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 […]

  • Brix Smith Start – The Rise, The Fall & The Rise
    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 […]

  • Phillip K Dick – Vintage PKD
    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 […]

  • Marcus O’Dair – Different Every Time
    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. […]

  • Joan Lindsay – Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Joan Lindsay – Picnic at Hanging Rock
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    A 50th-anniversary edition of the haunting novel about the disappearance of three boarding school girls that inspired the acclaimed film It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. […]