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Poem of the Deep Song
Poem of the Deep Song
by Federico Garcia Lorca
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The magic of Andalusia is crystallized in Federico Garcia Lorca's first major work, Poem of the Deep Song, written in 1921 when the poet was twenty-three years old, and published a decade later. In this group of poems, based on saetas, soleares, and... (read more)

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The Oblivion Seekers: And Other Writings
The Oblivion Seekers: And Other Writings
by Isabelle Eberhardt
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Stories and journal notes by an extraordinary young woman—adventurer and traveler, Arabic scholar, Sufi mystic and adept of the Djillala cult. Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904) was an explorer who lived and traveled extensively throughout North... (read more)

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Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
by Allen Ginsberg
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"Do we need to say anything about Howl? This is, more than anything else, the book that launched the Beat movement. By turns wildly praised and bitterly reviled, it still packs a wallop today."... (read more)

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Tales from the Cuban Empire
Tales from the Cuban Empire
by Antonio Jose Ponte
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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies.Witty, ironic stories from the heart of the Empire--a very unexpected Cuban empire. This inventive brew of fantasy, popular religion, science and science fiction, travel adventure and tall tales celebrates the Cuban spirit... (read more)

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Stories of Mr. Keuner
Stories of Mr. Keuner
by Bertolt Brecht
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Fiction. Politics. Translated by Martin Chalmers. STORIES OF MR. KEUNER gathers Bertolt Brecht's fictionalized comments on politics, everyday life, and exile. Written from the late 1920s till the late 1950s, STORIES OF MR. KEUNER is the precipitate of... (read more)

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Indigenous: Growing Up Californian
Indigenous: Growing Up Californian
by Cris Mazza
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Cris Mazza delivers a spirited rebuttal to pop-culture stereotypes about growing up female in Southern California. Coming of age in the 1970s and ’80s, Mazza’s memories aren’t about surfing, cheerleading or riding in convertibles... (read more)

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Pocket Poets #28: Scattered Poems
Pocket Poets #28: Scattered Poems
by Jack Kerouac
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Poetry. Jack Kerouac does not always receive credit as one of the great American poets of the twentieth-century, but SCATTERED POEMS helps show the great range he possessed across genres. This book includes "Pull My Daisy," written with Allen Ginsberg... (read more)

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Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity
Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity
by Robert Jensen
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A much-needed citizens' manual that explains the evasion of moral principles that underlie appeals to patriotism, and the difference between a vibrant and an empty, stage-managed democracy. Vital reading for anyone who would seek to forge a viable... (read more)

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Longing: Selected Poems
Longing: Selected Poems
by Jaime Gil De Biedma
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The poetry of Jaime Gil de Biedma, the most original and influential Spanish poet since the civil war, is finally, after years of censorship under Generalissimo Franco, reaching a huge audience in Spain. His poems capture the mood of post-civil war... (read more)

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Pocket Poets Series #0035: Mind Breaths: Poems, 1972-1977
Pocket Poets Series #0035: Mind Breaths: Poems, 1972-1977
by Allen Ginsberg
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Meditations, rhapsodies, elegies, confessions, and mindful chronicle writings filling inward and outward space thru mid-Seventies decade. Mind Breaths: Australian songsticks measure oldest known poetics, broken-leg meditations march thru Six Worlds... (read more)

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Against Empire
Against Empire
by Michael Parenti
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Richly informed and written in an engaging style, Against Empire exposes the ruthless agenda and hidden costs of the U.S. empire today. Documenting the pretexts and lies used to justify violent intervention and maldevelopment abroad, Parenti shows how... (read more)

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Pocket Poets #0048: Pomes All Sizes
Pocket Poets #0048: Pomes All Sizes
by Jack Kerouac
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Poetry. Here are poems about Mexico and Tangier, Berkeley and the Bowery. Mid-fifties road poems, hymns and songs from God, drug poems, wine poems, dharma poems and Buddhist meditations. Poems to Beat friends, goofball poems, quirky haiku, and a fine... (read more)

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The World's Embrace: Selected Poems
The World's Embrace: Selected Poems
by Abdellatif Laabi
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Compelling poems from one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed of contemporary North African writers. Imprisoned for many years by the Moroccan authorities, Laâbi’s poetry is haunted by memories of torture and prisons and bears... (read more)

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State of Siege
State of Siege
by Juan Goytisolo
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A traveler looks out his hotel window on a war-torn city. A mortar explodes in his room and, when the police arrive, the corpse has disappeared and only a notebook of apocryphal writings and poems is found. These enigmas lead into a labyrinth, where... (read more)

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Story of the Eye
Story of the Eye
by Georges Bataille
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Novel, translated by Joachim Neugroschel. Bataille's scandalous Story of the Eye, written under the pseudonym Lord Auch, centers around the exploits of a young couple exploring the utmost boundaries of the sacred and profane. This hallucinatory melding... (read more)

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Below the Line
Below the Line
by Sarah Chin
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Whether it’s an immigrant woman who loves to watch American action movies or a young American-born woman who joins a film crew in China, these stories are about Chinese Americans trying to make sense of their divided history and culture. As both... (read more)

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Danger & Beauty
Danger & Beauty
by Jessica Hagedorn
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Hagedorn muses about love and sex, and probes with wry humor and sharp social satire the heart—and hearbreaks—of the immigrant experience. "Jessica Hagedorn is one of the best of a new generation of writers who are making American language... (read more)

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Dirty Truths
Dirty Truths
by Michael Parenti
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Cultural Writing. Essays. This collection of essays is both eye-opening and entertaining. Investigating media and culture, conspiracy and state power, and ideology and political consciousness, Parenti focuses on a variety of issues including free speech,... (read more)

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America Besieged
America Besieged
by Michael Parenti
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America Besieged deals with the underlying forces within U.S. society that deeply affect our lives. Showing how we are being misled and harmed by those who profess to have our interests at heart, Michael Parenti writes: “We are indeed a nation... (read more)

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Dreams of Dreams and the Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa
Dreams of Dreams and the Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa
by Antonio Tabucchi
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Fiction. In DREAMS OF DREAMS, a delightful variation on exemplary lives, Antonio Tabucchi imagines the dreams of twenty artists he has loved, among them Ovid and Rimbaud, Chekhov and Debussy, Goya and Garcia Lorca. This volume also contains Tabucchi's... (read more)

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