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City of God
City of God
by Gil Cuadros
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Gil Cuadros published stories and poems in Indivisible, High Risk 2, and Blood Whispers. His work is also on the compact disc, Verdict and the Violence: Poet’s Response to the LA Uprising. He was awarded the 1991 Brody Literature Fellowship, 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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Reality Sandwiches, 1953-1960 (Pocket Poets Series, No. 18)
Reality Sandwiches, 1953-1960 (Pocket Poets Series, No. 18)
by Allen Ginsberg
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“Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages for yr own joy.” Many of Ginsberg’s most famous poems. Wake-up nightmares in Lower East Side, musings in public library, across the U.S. in dream auto, drunk in old Havana... (read more)

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Pocket Poets #23 Signed Edition
Pocket Poets #23 Signed Edition
by Allen Ginsberg
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Planet News collecting seven years’ Poesy scribed to 1967 begins with electronic politics disassociation and messianic rhapsody TV Baby in New York, continues picaresque around the globe, elan perceptions notated at Mediterranean, Galilee and... (read more)

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Annie Oakley's Girl
Annie Oakley's Girl
by Rebecca Brown
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"A cult classic, Annie Oakley's Girl has been described as "one of the freshest, most memorable story collections of my lifetime" by Tillie Olsen. High praise indeed."... (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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A Panorama of American Film Noir: 1941-1953
A Panorama of American Film Noir: 1941-1953
by Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton
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This first book published on film noir established the genre — a classic, at last in translation. When it appeared in France in 1955, A Panorama of American Film Noir was the first book ever on the genre: this classic is at last available in... (read more)

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Codex Espanglienses: From Columbus to the Border Patrol
Codex Espanglienses: From Columbus to the Border Patrol
by Guillerm Gomez Pena
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Inspired by the pre-Hispanic codices that escaped immolation during colonial invasions, this artists' book opens out in accordion folds expanding to a length of over 21 feet. Rice has created a series of beautiful and jarring montages in which the... (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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Head Above Water
Head Above Water
by Stefano Bortolussi
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Italian writer Cardo Maraini is a cauldron of contradictions. Plagued by guilt over the drowning of his younger brother, he is strangely terrified by life. When the Norwegian woman he loves becomes pregnant, he plunges into a comically disastrous... (read more)

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Instant Karma
Instant Karma
by Mark Swartz
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Instant Karma is a novel in the form of a diary written by an overzealous reader who daily browses the stacks of the Chicago Public Library in search of connections between obscure volumes, scrupulously footnoting his research, which seems to argue for... (read more)

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Another City : Writing From Los Angeles (01 Edition)
Another City : Writing From Los Angeles (01 Edition)
by David L. Ulin
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Nonfiction. California Studies. Edited by David L. Ulin. Stories, chronicles, and poems by both well-established and up-and-coming young writers about how it was to come to LA or what it was like to grow up there, about the ocean and the desert, the... (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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Blues and Poetic Spirit (96 Edition)
Blues and Poetic Spirit (96 Edition)
by Paul Garon
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Nonfiction. While much has been written about the sociological significance of the blues, this is a unique inquiry into the blues and the mind, a study of the blues as thought. Here, the subconscious power of the blues is examined from a poetic and... (read more)

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Nice Boy
Nice Boy
by George Veltri
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Nice Boy is as fast-paced and intoxicating as the drugs that dominate the lives of its characters. Excitement and unexpected complications enter Gregory's life as he begins to move away from his stable working-class neighborhood in Queens and into the... (read more)

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This War Called Love: Nine Stories
This War Called Love: Nine Stories
by Alejandro Murguia
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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. From Mexico City to San Francisco's Mission District, nothing comes easy-in life or in love. Here is an unstereotypical view of a world as treacherous as it is tender, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. Authentic and... (read more)

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A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present
A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present
by Ward Churchill
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Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues in North America. Here, he explores the history of holocaust and denial in this hemisphere, beginning with the arrival of Columbus and... (read more)

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The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
by Robert Jensen
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Cultural Writing. An honest look at US racism and the liberal platitudes that attempt to conceal it. THE HEART OF WHITENESS offers an honest and rigorous exploration of what Jensen refers to as the depraved nature of whiteness in the United States... (read more)

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The Heart's Desire
The Heart's Desire
by Nahid Rachlin
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"Jennifer Sahary, an American artist, and her husband Karim, a professor and Iranian immigrant, make an extended visit to Teheran shortly after the Iran-Iraq War, encountering unforeseen dangers and sexual temptations that change the course of their... (read more)

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