Fiction Softcover Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Anna Burns, Milkman, Graywolf Press, 2018

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him―and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend―rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day.

Fiction Hardcover 288 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 24 ORDER

Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year Of Rest And Relaxation, Penguin Books, 2018

Our narrator has many of the advantages of life: Young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance. But there is a vacuum at the heart of things, and it isn’t just the loss of her parents in college, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her alleged best friend.

Fiction 210 pages Texts in French   New       EUR 14 ORDER

Helen Zahavi, Dirty week-end, Libretto, 2019

Bella en a assez. Bien que discrète, elle ne supporte plus le voyeurisme de son voisin, la main baladeuse de son épicier de quartier. Elle ne supporte pas davantage les comportements malsains que génère la promiscuité de son train de banlieue aux heures de pointe. C'est alors qu'elle décide par un beau matin, elle si discrète, de mettre un terme à ces conduites de la manière la plus radicale qui soit : l'élimination de tous ces mâles déviants. Devenue tueuse en série, Bella y prendra un plaisir jusque-là insoupçonné... Les rôles seront dès lors inversés. Roman d'une violence rare sur les rapports de domination, il sera le dernier livre de littérature à faire l'objet d'une demande d'interdiction pour immoralisme à la Chambre des Lords lors de sa parution en 1991. 

Fiction 240 pages   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Kei Miller, Augustown, Hachette UK, 2016

Vividly bringing to life Jamaica in the 1980s, “Augustown” follows one family’s struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth. Central to this book is the story of an over-zealous teacher who cuts off a boy’s dreadlocks in his classroom. This is in a poor neighbourhood school in the fictional city of Augustown in Jamaica and this incident sparks off a dramatic event that gets the whole town marching. Built around this story are stories characters tell each other. These tales span back many years and involve a range of dynamic and vividly-realized characters from a cleaner prone to delusions to a pot-bellied Governor to a down-and-out man locked up in a madhouse who goes on to lead a revolt as a flying holy man. Using poetic language and a rigorous intelligence, Miller builds layered, intriguing, interweaving tales of the people from Augustown showing how the past is linked with the present. The effect is utterly absorbing for the secrets that are revealed and fascinating for the way his ideas make you stop and think.

Fiction 600 pages Texts in French   New       EUR 14 ORDER

Rachel Kushner, Les lance-flammes, Le livre de poche, 2016

Reno a trois passions : la vitesse, la moto et la photographie. Elle débarque à New York en 1977 et s’installe à Soho, haut lieu de la scène artistique, où elle fréquente une tribu dissolue d’artistes rêveurs, narcisses qui la soumettent à une éducation intellectuelle et sentimentale. Reno entame alors une liaison avec l’artiste Sandro Valera, fils d’un grand industriel milanais qu’elle suit en Italie où ils sont bientôt emportés dans le tourbillon de violence des années de plomb.
Un tour de force, un roman électrique au centre duquel Reno, jeune femme « en quête d’expériences », se construit face au miroir déformant de l’art et du mensonge.

Fiction Softcover 415 pages 21 x 14 cm Texts in French         EUR 9 ORDER

Kate Tempest, Écoute la ville tomber, Rivages, 2019

Becky, Harry, Leon. Ils quittent Londres en pleine nuit, une valise d’argent pour seule ressource, avec la furieuse envie d’échapper à tout et de se réinventer. Comment en sont-ils
arrivés là ? Que cherchent-ils à fuir ?
Kate Tempest attrape le lecteur à chaque phrase en évoquant ces enfants du désordre, abîmés par la solitude et les déceptions avant même d’avoir trente ans, mais qui s’obstinent à poursuivre leurs rêves. Vendre de la drogue, danser, s’étourdir, ne sont que des manières d’essayer de vivre, intensément, éperdument.
Née en 1985 à Londres, Kate Tempest est romancière, dramaturge, poétesse et rappeuse.

Fiction, Poetry Softcover 130 pages 20 x 13 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 12 ORDER

Nanni Balestrini, Blackout, 2011

Rendre en vers la para­bole des mou­ve­ments contes­ta­tai­res des années soixante-dix – leur force, leur rage, leur déclin – c’est l’exploit réussi par Nanni Balestrini dans les textes ici réunis. Par un savant équilibre entre la rigueur de la com­po­si­tion, qui repose sur des habi­les tech­ni­ques com­bi­na­toi­res, et une langue frag­men­taire, por­tant ins­crite en elle-même la trace d’une his­toire en deve­nir, l’auteur donne vie à une mosaï­que vaste et mou­vante.

Si Vivre à Milan reflète la radi­ca­lité et la com­plexité des conflits qui ont mis à feu et à sang l’Italie au cours de la décen­nie, Blackout appa­raît incontes­ta­ble­ment comme le grand poème épique de cette saison de révol­tes. Lamentation funè­bre pour la mort du mou­ve­ment mais aussi ultime cri de rébel­lion et d’espoir, cette épopée des vain­cus, dont l’archi­tec­ture répé­ti­tive évoque un mythi­que éternel retour, vibre de l’élan des grands événements col­lec­tifs et résonne d’une mul­ti­tude de voix, per­son­nel­les et publi­ques. Ce sont l’inti­mité et la sus­pen­sion qui domi­nent enfin dans Hypocalypse, images poé­ti­ques de la condi­tion exis­ten­tielle d’incer­ti­tude et de repli liée à la fin des gran­des aspi­ra­tions col­lec­ti­ves.

Fiction 1979 Softcover 208 pages 18 x 11 cm Texts in English   Sun-faded, binding cracking, but inside fine
USED
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Anaïs Nin, Winter of Artifice & House of Incest, Quartet Books, 1974

The publication of Anaïs Nin's Journals was followed by the international accalim her writing has long deserved. Then her earlier fiction, House of Incest and the three novellas of Winter of Artifice have been published.

The stories in Winter of Artifice are studies of the father-daughter relationship, explorations of self-discovery, while the legendary House of Incest is described by the author as the 'seed of all my work, the poem from which my novels were born'. All four pieces are closely related to the now-famous Journals.

 

Artist's book, Cultural Studies, Fiction 202 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 17 out of stock

Bernadette Corporation, Reena Spaulings. A novel by Bernadette Corporation, Semiotext(e), 2004

Set in post-9/11 New York City, Reena Spaulings was written by a large collective of writers and artists that bills itself as The Bernadette Corporation. Like most contemporary fiction, Reena Spaulings is about a female twenty-something. Reena is discovered while working as a museum guard and becomes a rich international supermodel. Meanwhile, a bout of terrible weather seizes New York, leaving in its wake a strange form of civil disobedience that stirs its citizens to mount a musical song-and-dance riot called "Battle on Broadway."

Fashioned in the old Hollywood manner by a legion of professional and amateur writers striving to achieve the ultimate blockbuster, the musical ends up being about a nobody who could be anybody becoming a somebody for everybody. The result is generic and perfect—not unlike Reena Spaulings itself, whose many authors create a story in which New York itself strives to become the ultimate collective experiment in which the only thing shared is the lack of uniqueness.

Fiction, Periodical First Edition Softcover 156 pages 18 x 11 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 13 ORDER

Ratcharge, Entre un néant et un autre, Les éditions des mondes à faire, 2017

Ratcharge (2004-2014) était un fanzine qui disséquait le quotidien avec le même acharnement que la musique. Au fil de ses trente-quatre numéros, il a montré ce que pouvait être la littérature punk : pas de nostalgie, une démarche autonome de A à Z et des récits directement tirés du vécu, couchés sur le papier comme trois accords plaqués dans un fracas de larsens. Errances urbaines, squats, dérives sous acide, apnées salariales, guerre contre l’ennui : une littérature brute, héritière bâtarde de la contreculture américaine et du vide existentiel de la banlieue parisienne.

Fiction First Edition Paperback 112 pages 17 x 11 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 11 ORDER

Tina Braegger, The Grateful Dead – A Diary by Gabriel Krampus, BECKBOOKS, 2016

Gabriel Krampus lives with his wife on a deserted island of the Idian ocean. They are both artists. At 84 years old, he decides to publish his diary, written 8 years earlier, in 2059.

“To have an island all by myself was my dream since forever, to be able to work without worldly distractions. My wife had always made conceptual work. She wanted to be buried in a beautiful place, and our private little island can definitely be described as such, so now for almost 44 years she has been watching the weather change, the time pass, the ocean come and go.“

Criticism/Theory, Fiction Paperback 305 pages 19 x 13 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 17 ORDER

Sadie Plant, Zeros + Ones, Fourth Estate Limited, 1997

Meet Ada Lovelace, daughter of mathematician Annabella Byron and poet Lord Byron, and a major contributor to Charles Babbage's famous Analytic Engine. Lovelace is in many ways the patron saint of Sadie Plant's exploration of women's roles in the creation of modern technology. The book begins with Lovelace's story, and elements of her writings appear throughout the book--sometimes to emphasize points but often to exemplify attitude. They also serve to anchor Plant's dynamic, almost stream-of-conscious approach as we travel to 19th-century Europe to meet the nameless women who laid the foundation of modern technology with the development of weaving, survey the major female technological innovators of today, and even explore female figures in technology-based fiction.

 

Fiction, Sexualités Bootleg Softcover 128 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Guillaume Dustan, In My Room, 2017

In My Room is a high-velocity trawl through the night clubs of Paris. A scandalous success when first published in French in 1996, the book features a narrator whose wants are to fuck, be fucked, listen to house music and visit London. 'Let the Good Times roll' is the motto of this ecstatic celebration of a way of life unaffected by the demands of safe sex and political correctness.

Facsimile of the original edition, published in 1998.

Artists' writings, Fiction First Edition Softcover 178 pages 20 x 13 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 20 ORDER

Kim Seob Boninsegni, 화병 Hwabyeong, Clinamen, 2017

Hwabyeong est une hypothèse. Sous couvert d’une nouvelle, une timeline se déroule cherchant sa voie entre réel et fiction, entre mémoire refoulée ou fantasmes sublimés. Hwabyeong est une ligne de feu, une colère froide - à la fois collective et individuelle - serpentant dans les méandres d’un outre-monde en proie au chaos.

Avec la participation de Yvan Alvarez, Luca Beeler, Nicolas Brulhart, Timothée Calame, Éléonore Chalié, Marie Matusz, Léo Wadimoff & Anonyme.

Fiction, Poetry First ed. of 250 copies Softcover 168 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 26 ORDER

(Colette Thomas) René, The Testament of the dead Daughter, Vauxhall&Company, 2014

Colette Thomas, one of Antonin Artaud’s “daughters of the heart” flashed briefly before an unsuspecting Parisian literary world after the war... then vanished. The book she published in 1954, under the pseudonym René, comprised letters to Antonin Artaud, accounts of her own early incarceration and suffering, along with tales wrenched from her tortured being. Despite some attention and knowledge of her book there has been no new French edition of Le Testament de la Fille morte.

Translated by Catherine Petit & Paul Buck 

Sexualités, Fiction Second Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 300 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 32 ORDER

François Peraldi, Polysexuality (Semiotext(e) #10), Semiotext(e), 1995

Originally conceived as a special Semiotext(e) issue on homosexuality at the end of the 70s, “Polysexuality” quickly evolved into a more complex and iconoclastic project whose intent was to do away with recognized genders altogether, considered far too limitative. The project landed somewhere between humor, anarchy, science-fiction, utopia and apocalypse. In the few years that it took to put it together, it also evolved from a joyous schizo concept to a darker, neo-Lacanian elaboration on the impossibility of sexuality. The tension between the two, occasionally perceptible, is the theoretical subtext of the issue. Upping the ante on gender distinctions, “Polysexuality” started by blowing wide open all sexual classifications, inventing unheard-of categories, regrouping singular features into often original configurations, like Corporate Sex, Alimentary Sex, Soft or Violent Sex, Discursive Sex, Self- Sex, Animal Sex, Child Sex, Morbid Sex, or Sex of the Gaze. Mixing documents, interviews, fiction, theory, poetry, psychiatry and anthropology, “Polysexuality” became the encyclopedia sexualis of a continent that is still emerging. What it displayed in all its forms could be called, broadly speaking, the Sexuality of Capital. (Actually the issue being rather hot, it was decided to cool it off somewhat by only using “capitals” throughout the issue. It was also the first issue for which we used the computer).
 
Includes work by Alain Robbe-Grillet, Félix Guattari, Paul Verlaine, William S.Burroughs, Georges Bataille, Pierre Klossowski, Roland Barthes, Paul Virilio, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and more.


 

Fiction, Criticism/Theory First Edition Softcover 20 x 11 cm Texts in French   New       EUR 20 ORDER

Sylvère Lotringer, Fous d'Artaud, Sens&Tonka, 2003

Les fous d’Artaud sont-ils aussi fous que lui ? La folie, comme la peste, est contagieuse et tous, psychiatres, disciples, famille, critiques, tous ceux qu’Artaud a approchés, ou qui ont approché Artaud, semblent participer de son délire. Cet ouvrage le montre de diverses manières, la plus saisissante étant sans doute ce qu’Artaud avait nommé un "drame mental" – une confrontation avec les témoins ou «persécuteurs» du poète où se démasque à vif le délire propre à chacun d’eux, et celui de l’auteur lui-même.
Ce livre n’entend pas apporter une strate supplémentaire aux débats qui ont fait rage depuis la mort du poète maudit, ni prendre parti entre les différents camps qui se disputent encore la dépouille d’Artaud ; il parle du lieu où se "travaille" la folie.
Dans un travail commencé depuis plus de vingt ans (Antonin Artaud, New York, Scribner’s Son, 1983), Lotringer a interviewé les deux médecins de Rodez qui ont soumis le patient Antonin Artaud aux électrochocs : le directeur de l’hôpital psychiatrique, Gaston Ferdière, et son interne, Jacques Latrémolière.
Enfin, la si contestée – par la famille d’Artaud – Paule Thévenin livre l’identité du fameux 'Dr J. L.' violemment pris à parti par Artaud dans son Van Gogh, le suicidé de la société.

Fiction New edition Hardcover 288 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 17 ORDER

Chris Kraus, I Love Dick, Tuskar Rock Press, 2015

When Chris Kraus, an unsuccessful artist pushing 40, spends an evening with a rogue academic named Dick, she falls madly and inexplicably in love, enlisting her husband in her haunted pursuit. Dick proposes a kind of game between them, but when he fails to answer their letters Chris continues alone, transforming an adolescent infatuation into a new form of philosophy. Blurring the lines of fiction, essay and memoir, Chris Kraus's novel was a literary sensation when it was first published in 1997 by Semiotex(e). 

Fiction Soft cover, perfect binding 125 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 23 ORDER

Lucy McKenzie, Alan Michael, Unlawful Assembly, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2015

Unlawful Assembly is a collection of interrelated short stories by the artists Lucy McKenzie and Alan Michael. First published in a limited edition, it was intended as a cheap holiday read to entertain summer visitors to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli, and as a site-specific work.

Fiction First Edition Softcover 128 pages 17 x 11 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 14 ORDER

Richard Hawkins, Fragile Flowers, Les presses du réel, 2013

“Everywhere dark-eyed incredibly handsome college-age youths with fresh haircuts and unshaved chins approached with ebullient grins to offer, with corny charming salutations and flirting flattering winks, any and every service: “Ya'll'd like a beer on the house mister?”“

Richard Hawkins' first book of fiction: eight jubilatory and decadent short stories.

 

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