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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 #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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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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The Destruction of the Jaguar: Poems from the Books of Chilam Balam
The Destruction of the Jaguar: Poems from the Books of Chilam Balam
by C Sawyer Laucanno
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Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno writes in his introduction to Destruction of the Jaguar that ""The Books of Chilam Balam are the only principal surviving texts of the ancient Maya. Written in the Mayan language but in European script, they are... (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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Twenty Prose Poems
Twenty Prose Poems
by Charles Baudelaire
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From the introduction by Michael Hamburger: “Baudelaire's prose poems were written at long intervals during the last twelve or thirteen years of his life. The prose poem was a medium much suited to his habits and character. Being pre-eminently a... (read more)

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History as Mystery
History as Mystery
by Michael Parenti
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Cultural Writing. In a lively challenge to mainstream history, Michael Parenti does battle with a number of mass-marketed historical myths. He shows how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and... (read more)

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Love Poems from Spain and Spanish America
Love Poems from Spain and Spanish America
by Perry Higman
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The nearly seventy poems in this bilingual anthology are concerned with many kinds of love: erotic love, sublime love, filial love, maternal love, and love between brother and sister. They also explore feelings of friendship, solidarity, and the... (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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Reclaiming San Francisco (98 Edition)
Reclaiming San Francisco (98 Edition)
by James Brook
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Nonfiction. " This book celebrates the fact that we live in the most glorious of all human creations, a city, with living streets, more like ancient Athens or Samarkhand or Calcutta than like the aggregate office block/parking lot/shopping malls that... (read more)

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A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard
A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard
by Paul Bowles
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"Paul Bowles, author of the magisterial novel The Sheltering Sky, was also a master of the short story. This book, A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard, demonstrates that fact succinctly, using hashish as a means of delivering bizarre, dreamlike tales of... (read more)

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Terrorism Trap: September 11 and Beyond
Terrorism Trap: September 11 and Beyond
by Michael Parenti
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Cultrual Writing. THE TERRORISM TRAP is a richly informed, powerfully argued, well written analysis of the deeper causes and meaning of September 11. Michael Parenti dissects the religious, political, and economic forces behind the attacks, putting them... (read more)

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