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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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Motel Chronicles
Motel Chronicles
by Sam Shepard
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Motel Chronicles reveals the fast-moving and sometimes surprising world of the man behind the plays that have made Sam Shepard a live legend in the theater. Shepard chronicles his own life birth in Illinois, childhood memories of Guam, Pasadena and rural... (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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Tales for Transformation
Tales for Transformation
by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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In 1768, at the age of nineteen, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe began to study hermetic literature. This exploration had a huge impact on the early aesthetic education of Europe’s great man of letters, the last renaissance titan. In the years that... (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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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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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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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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Planet News 1961-1967 (68 Edition)
Planet News 1961-1967 (68 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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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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Postcards from the Underground: Portraits of the Beat Era
Postcards from the Underground: Portraits of the Beat Era
by Larry Keenan
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In 1965, Larry Keenan spent over a year photographing the Beats—in their homes and with their families and friends. His portraits constitute a unique chronology and reportage of this era, and many of these photos have since become iconic images... (read more)

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Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects
Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects
by Alex David Neel
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This is an account of the Madhyamika (Middle Way) school of Buddhism, a method of mediation and enlightenment that was developed by the great Indian teacher Nagarjuna. In a collaboration between the Frenchwoman Alexandra David-Neel and her friend, the... (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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Death in Troy
Death in Troy
by Bilge Karasu
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A young man growing up in a small coastal village comes of age in an atmosphere of sublimated, disoriented male eroticism. Governed by religious and sexual taboos, rigid gender roles, stifling maternal love, and the enforced silences of social decorum... (read more)

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The Tribe
The Tribe
by Jean Michel Mension
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Cultural Writing. Translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith. Between 1952 and 1954, Jean-Michel Mension haunted Saint-Germain-des-Pres as a member of the legendary Letterist International, direct progenitor of the Situationist International... (read more)

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Little Matter of Genocide : Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 To the Present (97 Edition)
Little Matter of Genocide : Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 To the Present (97 Edition)
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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Mygale
Mygale
by Thierry Jonquet
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Mygale[MIG-uh-lee] n.: a genus of large tropical spiders. . . . Richard Lafargue, a well-known plastic surgeon, pursues and captures Vincent Moreau, who raped Lafargue's daughter and left her hopelessly mad in an asylum. Lafargue is determined to exact... (read more)

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Another City: Writing from Los Angeles
Another City: Writing from Los Angeles
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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