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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
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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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Fantasies of the Master Race : Literature, Cinema and the Colonization of American Indians, Expanded ((Rev)98 Edition)
Fantasies of the Master Race : Literature, Cinema and the Colonization of American Indians, Expanded ((Rev)98 Edition)
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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Artaud Anthology
Artaud Anthology
by Antonin Artaud
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“I am the man,” wrote Artaud, “who has best charted his inmost self.” Antonin Artaud was a great poet who, like Poe, Holderlin, and Nerval, wanted to live in the infinite and asked that the human spirit burn in absolute freedom... (read more)

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Sarajevo Blues (98 Edition)
Sarajevo Blues (98 Edition)
by Semezdin Mehmedinovic
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From one of Bosnia’s most prominent poets and writers: spare and haunting stories and poems that were written under the horrific circumstances of the recent war in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Semezdin Mehmedinovic remained a citizen of Sarajevo throughout... (read more)

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Shadow and Its Shadow (3RD 00 Edition)
Shadow and Its Shadow (3RD 00 Edition)
by Paul Hammond
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Cultural Writing. Film. THE SHADOW AND ITS SHADOW is a classic collection of writings by the Surrealists on their mad love of moviegoing. The forty-odd theoretical, polemical, and poetical re-visions of the seventh art in this anthology document... (read more)

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Pocket Poets #56: Nine Alexandrias
Pocket Poets #56: Nine Alexandrias
by Semezd Mehmedinovic
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Translated from the Bosnian with an introduction by Ammiel Alcalay Following his depiction of Bosnia under siege in the much celebrated Sarajevo Blues, Semezdin Mehmedinovic´ now explores the vast space of his new continent. Mostly written in response... (read more)

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Superpatriotism
Superpatriotism
by Michael Parenti
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Superpatriots, writes Michael Parenti, are those people who place national pride and American supremacy above every other public consideration, those who follow leaders uncritically, especially in their war policies abroad. Superpatriotism is the... (read more)

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Pocket Poets Series #0008: Gasoline
Pocket Poets Series #0008: Gasoline
by Gregory Corso
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Poetry. "Open this book as you would a box of crazy toys, take in your hands a refinement of beauty out of a destructive atmosphere. These combinations are imaginary and pure, in accordance with corso's individual (therefore universal) desire" -Allen... (read more)

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Pocket Poets Series #14: Kaddish and Other Poems: 1958-1960
Pocket Poets Series #14: Kaddish and Other Poems: 1958-1960
by Allen Ginsberg
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Great strange visionary poems by the author of Howl, “in the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century . . .” In the midst of the broken consciousness of mid-twentieth century suffering anguish of separation from my own body... (read more)

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Notes on Thought and Vision (82 Edition)
Notes on Thought and Vision (82 Edition)
by H. D.
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Notes on Thought and Vision by Imagist poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) is an aphoristic meditation on how one works toward an ideal body-mind synthesis; a contemplation of the sources of imagination and the creative process; and a study of gender... (read more)

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Fool for Love & the Sad Lament of Pecos Bill
Fool for Love & the Sad Lament of Pecos Bill
by Sam Shepard
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In these plays: "Fresh news of love, here and now, in all its potency, deviousness, and foolishness, and of many other matters as well."-The New... (read more)

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Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools
Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools
by Ward Churchill
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For five consecutive generations, from roughly 1880andndash;1980, Native American children in the United States and Canada were forcibly taken from their families and relocated to residential schools. The stated goal of this government program was to... (read more)

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Plutonian Ode: And Other Poems 1977-1980
Plutonian Ode: And Other Poems 1977-1980
by Allen Ginsberg
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Plutonian Ode: Title poem combines scientific info on 24,000-year cycle of the Great Year compared with equal half-life of Plutonium waste, accounting Homeric formula for appeasing underground millionaire Pluto Lord of Death, jack in the gnostic box of... (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 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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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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Secret Language
Secret Language
by Molly Barker
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Secret Language is about the indestructible spirit that compels people to search out meaning and to give it a shape, even when their lives seem reduced to a tedious or desperate struggle for survival. In libraries and parking lots, memories and dreams... (read more)

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Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents
Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents
by Ellen Ullman
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A candid account of the life of a software engineer who runs a computer consulting business out of her live-work loft in San Francisco's multimedia gulch. Immersed in the abstract world of information, algorithms, and networks, she would like to give in... (read more)

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Almost Blue
Almost Blue
by Carlo Lucarelli
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A psychopathic killer of university students is on the loose in Bologna. Rookie detective Grazia Negro is put in charge of this critical investigation, with only her gut instincts to guide her. She gets an unexpected breakthrough when she meets Simone, a... (read more)

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