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Pocket Poets #51: Scripture of the Golden Eternity
Pocket Poets #51: Scripture of the Golden Eternity
by Jack Kerouac
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These classic Kerouac meditations, zen koans, and prose poems express the poet’s beatific quest for peace and joy through oneness with the universe.... (read more)

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Essential Neruda : Selected Poems (04 Edition)
Essential Neruda : Selected Poems (04 Edition)
by Pablo Neruda
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This collection of Neruda’s most essential poems will prove indispensable. Selected by a team of poets and prominent Neruda scholars in both Chile and the U.S., this is a definitive selection that draws from the entire breadth and width of Neruda... (read more)

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man
Notes of a Dirty Old Man
by Charles Bukowski
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"Bukowski. You either love him or hate him. This is one of his best collections of short stories — raunchy, sodden, and bloated. Enjoy."... (read more)

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The Marx Family Saga
The Marx Family Saga
by Juan Goytisolo
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Fiction. Latino/a Studies. The latest work from the most important living novelist from Spain (S.F. Guardian) is a surreal, witty, roller coaster of a novel. As you leave the room, from the top of the staris you look down on the perfectly freeze-framed... (read more)

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Memoirs of a Woman Doctor
Memoirs of a Woman Doctor
by Nawal Saadawi
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"Memoirs of a Woman Doctor is a feminist masterpiece. Set in Egypt, El Saadawi's slim novel is the story of a woman who rebels against all of the traditions of her culture. It's spare and elegant, and a marvelous read."... (read more)

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The Back Room
The Back Room
by Carmen Martin Gaite
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Chapter One THE BAREFOOT MAN ... AND YET I'D swear that the position was the same-I think I've always slept this way, with my right arm underneath the pillow and my body turned slightly over onto that side, my feet searching for the place where the sheet... (read more)

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The Yage Letters
The Yage Letters
by William Burroughs
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The Yage Letters: an early epistolary novel by William S. Burroughs, whose 1952 account of himself as Junkie, published under the pseudonym William Lee, ended "Yage may be the final fix."In letters to Allen Ginsberg, an unknown young poet in New York... (read more)

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Tales of Ordinary Madness
Tales of Ordinary Madness
by Charles Bukowski
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With Bukowski, the votes are still coming in. There seems to be no middle ground—people seem either to love him or hate him. Tales of his own life and doings are as wild and weird as the very stories he writes. In a sense, Bukowski was a legend in... (read more)

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The Most Beautiful Woman in Town
The Most Beautiful Woman in Town
by Charles Bukowski
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Fiction. These mad immortal stories, now surfaced from the literary underground, have addicted legions of American readers, even though the high literary establishment continues to ignore them. In Europe, however (particularly in Germany, Italy, and... (read more)

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Shadows of Berlin (05 Edition)
Shadows of Berlin (05 Edition)
by Bergelson
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Shadows of Berlin is, in part, a bleak chronicle of life in Europe growing ever more hostile at the edge of World War II, part mythic parable. Bergelson’s stories—passionate, honest, dark and often hilarious—hint at the possibility of... (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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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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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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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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Oblivion Seekers (75 Edition)
Oblivion Seekers (75 Edition)
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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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 Celibacy Club
The Celibacy Club
by Janice Eidus
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"Janice Eidus has won the O. Henry Prize twice, and The Celibacy Club helps demonstrate why. Her stories are, by turn, erotic, bawdy, and hilarious. Great reading for the plane, bus, Max, or bathtub."... (read more)

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Amazon Dream
Amazon Dream
by Roberta Allen
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At last, an alternative to the Harrison Ford-style travel adventure! Amazon Dream is the real story of a woman's journey into the Peruvian Amazon, a mysteriously beautiful region of the world that is also the nexus of calamitous ecological realities... (read more)

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First Third and Other Writings
First Third and Other Writings
by Neal Cassady
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Immortalized as Dean Moriarty by Jack Kerouac in his epic novel, On the Road, Neal Cassady was infamous for his unstoppable energy and his overwhelming charm, his savvy hustle and his devil-may-care attitude. A treasured friend and traveling companion... (read more)

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Whose Song?: And Other Stories
Whose Song?: And Other Stories
by Thomas Glave
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Cultural Writing. Fiction. African American Studies. Gay/Lesbian Studies. In this collection of short stories, Thomas Glave walks the path of such greats as Richard Wright and James Baldwin while forging new ground of his own. His voice is strong and his... (read more)

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