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First World, Ha, Ha, Ha!
First World, Ha, Ha, Ha!
by Elaine Katzenberger
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The Zapatista Army emerged from the jungle on New Year’s Day, 1994, and provoked a national crisis in Mexico. At a demonstration in Mexico City, over 100,000 people marched together and shouted, First World, HA HA HA!—a defiant declaration... (read more)

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Joe's Word: An Echo Park Novel
Joe's Word: An Echo Park Novel
by Elizabeth Stromme
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In a neighborhood of mostly have-nots, Joe, a cool cynic, lives marginally. Ironically, he finds himself becoming involved in the lives of his clients, linked to their despair and dreams, and sometimes to their dirty secrets. This noir-style novel brings... (read more)

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Pocket Poets #0033: Fast Speaking Woman and Other Chants
Pocket Poets #0033: Fast Speaking Woman and Other Chants
by Anne Waldman
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Poetry. This twentieth anniversary expanded edition adds twenty poems to this collection focusing a lifelong engagement with chant structures/forms as central to contemporary performative poetry. Waldman's poetry takes the form of spells, invocations... (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 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 Snyder’s zen cottage in Berkeley; the ghostly railroad yards where Kerouac and -Cassady toiled; the pads where Jack... (read more)

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City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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"This comprehensive selection from the influential City Lights Pocket Poets Series is a landmark retrospective, celebrating forty years of publishing and cultural history. From the introduction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti: “Even though some say that... (read more)

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Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World
Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World
by David Solnit
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A post-9/11 look at the new radicalism that has captured the imagination of activists worldwide. We live in an era of a new radicalism, a worldwide challenge to global empire that has inspired millions to flood the streets in resistance and to take... (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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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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Ode to Walt Whitman and Other Poems: And Other Poems
Ode to Walt Whitman and Other Poems: And Other Poems
by Federico Garcia Lorca
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Collected here in one bilingual edition are new translations of four small books of poems that were published during Federico García Lorca's lifetime and span his most creative years. First Songs, poems inspired by the Andalusian countryside... (read more)

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Perversions of Justice: Indigenous Peoples and Angloamerican Law
Perversions of Justice: Indigenous Peoples and Angloamerican Law
by Ward Churchill
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The United States is readily distinguishable from other countries, Chief Justice John Marshall opined in 1803, because it is "a nation of laws, not of men." In Perversions of Justice, Ward Churchill takes Marshall at his word, exploring through a series... (read more)

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Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975
Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975
by Roxann Dunbar Ortiz
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Cultural Writing. Memoir. Native American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. In this book, a founder of the feminist movement tells of her life as a radical activist and revolutionary. In 1968, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz became a founding member of the early... (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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Life Studies, Life Stories: 80 Works on Paper
Life Studies, Life Stories: 80 Works on Paper
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Close to 100 figurative drawings in black and white, and in color, mostly nudes in love or strife, some "disastered by life," some with incisive or caustic words integrated in the images. This is a retrospective of Ferlinghetti’s graphic work and... (read more)

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Vito Loves Geraldine: A Collection of Stories
Vito Loves Geraldine: A Collection of Stories
by Janice Eidus
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In these eighteen stories Janice Eidus, with comic and tender irony, casts a sharp eye upon contemporary myths of romance, rebellion, and self-discovery.... (read more)

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Secrets of Voodoo (85 Edition)
Secrets of Voodoo (85 Edition)
by Milo Rigaud
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Secrets of Voodoo traces the development of this complex religion (in Haiti and the Americas) from its sources in the brilliant civilizations of ancient Africa. This book presents a straightforward account of the gods or loas and their function, the... (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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Poems of Arab Andalusia
Poems of Arab Andalusia
by Cola Franzen
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These poems, from the astonishing 10th- through 13th-century civilization in Andalusia, are based on the codex of Ibn Sa'id, who wanted poems "whose idea is more subtle than the West Wind, and whose language is more beautiful than a fair face." Spanish... (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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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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