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Taz the Temporary Autonomous Zone 2ND Editionby Hakim Bey
"Since the WTO, anarchism is once again a household word. This book introduced a whole new generation to the enticements of the anarchist lifestyle when it was released in the early 90's. Still a password for acceptance in many circles, it is an incitement to begin living fully now, without waiting for a hypothetical "revolution." Hakim Bey (a pseudonym) gleefully offends everyone, including anarchists of all stripes, while always seeking to inspire critical thinking in readers looking to break from the stultifying constraints of modern life."
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The underground cult bestseller! Essays redefining the psychogeographical nooks of autonomy. Recipes for poetic terror, anarcho-black magic, post-situ psychotropic surgery, denunciations of spiritual addictions to vapid infotainment cultsthis is the bastard classic, the watermark impressed upon our minds. Where conscience informs praxis, and action infects consciousness, T.A.Z. continues to worm its way into above-ground culture. Second edition, with a new introductory essay by the author and additional appendical materials.
"Exquisite..." Allen Ginsberg
"Fascinating..." William Burroughs
"Like sending away for Kix boxtops and getting back real bazookas." NY Native
"A splendid hoax..." Moorish Science Monitor
"No respect for nothing." Factsheet Five
"A Blake angel on Bad Acid." Robert Anton Wilson
"Dear to our hearts..." Exquisite Corpse
"Scares the shit out of us." Church of the SubGenius
"A literary masterpiece..." Freedom (London)
"A linguistic romp..." Colin Wilson
Cultural Writing. In its third publication since 1985, this book contains essays and flyers on anarchy as well as a new preface by the author. Pieces from this collection have appeared in various publications around the world, including Ganymede (London) and Pan (Amsterdam). This work is a "literary masterpiece" - Freedom (London) and "Dear to our hearts" - Exquisite Corpse; reading it is "Like sending away for Kix boxtops and getting back real bazookas" - NY Native.
Renegade historian and novelist Metzger takes the reader on a wild ride through the Burnt-Over District of Western New York, exploring the weird, ignored, and inexplicable spiritual landscape of his home territory. Sites include the Ground Zero of Mormonism, creepy Victorian spiritualist camps, the utopian promises of Oneida, and the birthplace of the electric chair, among others. A must-read for psychogeographic upstate getaways!
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