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The Burroughs File
The Burroughs File
by William S Burroughs
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Trenchant writings by that sardonic ""hombre invisible,"" William Seward Burroughs, perpetrator of Naked Lunch and other shockers. These malefic and beatific, mordant and hilarious straight-face reports on life are mostly from scatter-shot publications... (read more)

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Revolutionary Romanticism: A Drunken Boat Anthology
Revolutionary Romanticism: A Drunken Boat Anthology
by Max Blechman
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Cultural Writing.REVOLUTIONARY ROMANTICISM: A DRUNKEN BOAT ANTHOLOGY draws on almost two centuries of intertwined traditions of cultural and political subversion. In this rich collection of writings by artists, scholars, and revoltutionaries, the... (read more)

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The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour
The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour
by Bill Morgan
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A blow-by-blow unearthing of the places where the Beat writers first came to full bloom: the flat where Ginsberg wrote "Howl;" Gary Snyderandrsquo;s zen cottage in Berkeley; the ghostly railroad yards where Kerouac and -Cassady toiled; the pads where... (read more)

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Critical Condition: Women on the Edge of Violence
Critical Condition: Women on the Edge of Violence
by Amy Scholder
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Domestic violence and women who kill: essays, performance monologues, art by Sapphire, Dorothy Allison, Wanda Coleman, Theory Girls, Carrie Mae Weems.... (read more)

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Fantasies of the Master Race: Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of American Indians
Fantasies of the Master Race: Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of American Indians
by Ward Churchill
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Cultural Studies/ Native American Studies. In this volume of incisive essays, Ward Churchill looks at representations of American Indians in literature and film, delineating a history of cultural propaganda that has served to support the continued... (read more)

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The Impossible
The Impossible
by Georges Bataille
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In a philosophical erotic narrative, an essay on poetry, and in poems Georges Bataille pursues his guiding concept, the impossible. The narrator engages in a journey, one reminiscent of the Grail quest; failing, he experiences truth. He describes a... (read more)

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The Unknown Poe: An Anthology of Fugitive Writings by Edgar Allan Poe, with Appreciations
The Unknown Poe: An Anthology of Fugitive Writings by Edgar Allan Poe, with Appreciations
by Edgar Allan Poe
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An indispensable anthology of brilliant, hard-to-find writings by Poe on poetry, the imagination, humor, and the sublime, which adds a new dimension to his stature as a speculative thinker and philosopher. Essays (in translation) by Charles Baudelaire... (read more)

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Beat Generation in New York: A Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac's City
Beat Generation in New York: A Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac's City
by Bill Morgan
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Set off on the eternal trail of the Beat experience in the city that inspired many of Jack Kerouac's best-loved novels including On the Road, Vanity of Duluoz, The Town and the City, and Desolation Angels. This is the ultimate guide to Kerouac's New... (read more)

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The New World Border: Prophecies, Poems, and Loqueras for the End of the Century
The New World Border: Prophecies, Poems, and Loqueras for the End of the Century
by Guillerm Gomez Pena
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Performance texts, poems, and essays explore America's irrational fears of otherness and hybridization.... (read more)

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San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets
San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets
by David Meltzer
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Interviews. SAN FRANCSCO BEAT: TALKING WITH THE POETS is an essential archive of the Bear Generation, as rich moment in a fortunate place. America, somnolent, conformist, and paranoid in the 1950s, was chaged forever by a handful of people who refused an... (read more)

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Postcards from the Underground: Portraits of the Beat Era
Postcards from the Underground: Portraits of the Beat Era
by Larry Keenan
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In 1965, Larry Keenan spent over a year photographing the Beats—in their homes and with their families and friends. His portraits constitute a unique chronology and reportage of this era, and many of these photos have since become iconic images... (read more)

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Always Astonished
Always Astonished
by Fernando Pessao
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“After looking for him in the poems, we search for him in the prose. The pursuit of the Other in Pessoa’s work is never-ending,” writes Edwin Honig. Essential to understanding the great Portuguese poet are the essays written about (and... (read more)

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Memories of Our Future: Selected Essays 1982-1999
Memories of Our Future: Selected Essays 1982-1999
by Ammiel Alcalay
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Voted one of the Top 25 Books of 1999 by the Village Voice. "An outstanding anthology of essays surveying the complexities of Mediterranean cultures; the diverse, changing space of the Balkans, Middle East, and North Africa—areas of diasporas... (read more)

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Delirium: An Interpretation of Arthur Rimbaud
Delirium: An Interpretation of Arthur Rimbaud
by Jeremy Reed
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Delirium, an intuitive and original interpretation of the poet Arthur Rimbaud’s life and genius, brings into close focus the crucial period of 1873, when Rimbaud left school and the provinces and lived his “season in hell.” Jeremy Reed... (read more)

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The Continual Pilgrimage: American Writers in Paris, 1944-1960
The Continual Pilgrimage: American Writers in Paris, 1944-1960
by C Sawyer Laucanno
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Between 1944 and 1960, a second wave of expatriate American writers took up residence in Paris, some seeking the exiting ambiance of art and the bohemian life that Paris has offered earlier generations, some escaping from racist and materialistic... (read more)

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The Monstrous and the Marvelous
The Monstrous and the Marvelous
by Rikki Ducornet
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Literary Criticism. With the great Renaissance voyages to the New World came the popularity of Wunderkammern, or cabinets of wonders, in which newly discovered monsters and marvels could be displayed. Like such a cabinet, this collection of essays... (read more)

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