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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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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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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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Delirium: An Interpretation of Arthur Rimbaud
Delirium: An Interpretation of Arthur Rimbaud
by Jeremy Reed
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Delirium, an intuitive and original interpretation of the poet Arthur Rimbaud’s life and genius, brings into close focus the crucial period of 1873, when Rimbaud left school and the provinces and lived his “season in hell.” Jeremy Reed... (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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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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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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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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New World Border (96 Edition)
New World Border (96 Edition)
by Guillermo Gomez-pena
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Performance texts, poems, and essays explore America's irrational fears of otherness and hybridization.... (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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