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Hito Steyerl: I Will Survive Cover Image
By Hito Steyerl, Doris Krystof (Editor), Florian Ebner (Editor)
$50.00
ISBN: 9783959054195
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Published: Spector Books - July 13th, 2021

TITLES OF ARTWORKS / WRITINGS BY HITO STEYERL: Dance Dance Rebellion. Power Plants / This Is The Future. The Wretched of the Screen. In Defense of the Poor Image. Crocs Or Chanel? Robots Today. How Not To Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File. Artificial Stupidity. LIQUIDITY, INC. Hell Yeah We Fuck Die. Guards. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: BELANCIEGE. The Autonomy of Images, or We Always Knew Images Can Kill, But Now Their Fingers Are On The Trigger. The City of Broken Windows. The Past of the Future: A Vegetable-Cybernetic Fable. Misinformation Is Mainstream. Smart Screens. The Empty Center. Duty Free Art. What Are You Building? I WILL SURVIVE. SocialSim. Playing Machines. -- Also, I read that she's been working as a teacher not on Zoom but in Minecraft, the terrain of which (virtually infinite) contains some post-communist ruin sites she favors, where class is held.


Castle Faggot (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
By Derek Mccormack, Dennis Cooper (Afterword by), Zac Farley (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781635901375
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Published: Semiotext(e) - November 24th, 2020

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Technic and Magic: The Reconstruction of Reality Cover Image
$30.95
ISBN: 9781350044029
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - May 31st, 2018

Federico Campagna's TECHNIC AND MAGIC is one of the best works of contemporary philosophy I've encountered. It's clear, not at all needlessly recondite. It succeeds in communicating to those who enjoy phil. Its concepts are constantly applicable to our actual late-capitalist surroundings ("technic" being, in brief, what's mistaken for the whole world as a ruse advanced by the structuring technologies of Western capitalism). Finally, it's largely about something that one is not often offered a generous induction into, namely Islamic philosophy, which is wonderful. Oddly this is a good summer read, I think, as it's not too difficult (and it's great stoned reading) - also, as a gift for your more cerebral and/or mystically inclined friends ... this is a cool one.


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Darryl Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781944866846
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Published: Clash Books - May 18th, 2021

Whoa! Jackie Ess's DARRYL is phenomenally daring in its honesty. This is the first encounter I've had in contemporary fiction with ... uhh, cuckolding as it's actually practiced? Like the relatively new BDSM kind of cuckolding that's social media-accelerated and weirdly evolutionary-psychology-informed and stunningly sad but troublingly hot in its brutality -- these are not your eighteenth century love triangles -- a big open secret of modern society. So yes, this book is legitimately filthy, for want of a better word; ex: the opening page finds our narrator fantasizing about Lebron James's rings resting on the nightstand beside his wife's wedding ring while his enormous hands ... Well, you get it. But wait. As admirable as I believe it is for Jackie Ess to sabotage the silence around this subject among literary writers -- who might never have caught up to Redditors et al. without her example -- there's a lot more to DARRYL than the forthright fetish stuff. The latter half is differently inspired and unexpectedly moving. Altogether a startling and quite hilarious debut.


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The Gift (Emily Books) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781566894685
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Published: Coffee House Press - May 9th, 2017

Oh my f*#@^ng god, The Gift. I love this book and admire Barbara Browning tremendously. Her unapologetic preoccupation in this novel is with "LOVE SPAMMING." (Get into it!) Perhaps I should begin again: Barbara Browning narrates variations on her own very interesting life (there's an A word I don't want here) with fearless candor, and it's hilarious - it's also ethically radical. If this is sounding bizarre, well, okay, it is. But it's held together with writing of such honesty and thoughtfulness that one feels luminously befriended even as this book gets very weird indeed. See also: Occupy Wall Street and catfishing.


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Mona: A Novel Cover Image
By Pola Oloixarac, Adam Morris (Translated by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374211899
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 16th, 2021

The brilliant Argentine novelist Pola Oloixarac returns with MONA, a ferocious satire of the globalized professionalized literary elite. "Part 2666, part Outline trilogy" would be one way to describe it, though in its glibness that would sell short the uniqueness of Oloixarac's humor (savage!!) and the daring of her methods of pushing the story far beyond realism. Nothing short of a horror novel, ultimately, though it's also a superbly controlled mystery. Very funny, with a slim length disguising epic breadth.


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New York: Club Kids: By Waltpaper Cover Image
By Walt Cassidy, Mark Holgate (Foreword by)
$55.00
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ISBN: 9788862086578
Published: Damiani Ltd - November 26th, 2019

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Socialist Realism (Emily Books) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895514
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 13th, 2019

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets Cover Image
By Svetlana Alexievich, Bela Shayevich (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399588822
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 21st, 2017

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City of Segregation: 100 Years of Struggle for Housing in Los Angeles Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781786632708
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Published: Verso - September 18th, 2018

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Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e) / Intervention #21) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781635900026
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Published: Semiotext(e) - February 23rd, 2018

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Females Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781788737371
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Published: Verso - October 29th, 2019

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Sontag: Her Life and Work Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780062896407
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Published: Ecco - September 15th, 2020

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Depraved Indifference (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
By Gary Indiana, A. S. Hamrah (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781635901085
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Published: Semiotext(e) - January 7th, 2020

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A Sand Book Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781951142162
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Published: Tin House Books - February 11th, 2020

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The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190056056
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2020

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Pitch Dark (NYRB Classics) Cover Image
By Renata Adler, Muriel Spark (Afterword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590176146
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Published: NYRB Classics - March 19th, 2013

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No One Is Talking About This: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593189580
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

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Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020