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 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.

Fiction 120 pages 15 x 23 cm Texts in French         EUR 35 ORDER

Djuna Barnes, La Passion, Ypsilon, 2015

Traduction et «Avant-note» de Monique Wittig

suivi de Qu’est-ce qu’un un héros ? d'Étienne Dobenesque

Figures tragiques, tristes, terribles et féroces, les femmes et les hommes sont peints à l’acide chez Djuna Barnes : la nature humaine est restituée telle quelle, aussi inhumaine que la nature. Reprises et réunies par Djuna Barnes sous le titre Spillway, en 1962, les neufs nouvelles qui composent ce livre ont été écrites entre 1923 et 1929. Dernier livre conçu et défendu par son auteur, Djuna Barnes le considère comme l’un des plus achevés avec son célèbre roman Nightwood (Le Bois de la nuit). Ces nouvelles sont caractéristiques de l’art de Djuna Barnes, tant par la justesse du geste et du trait que par une aventure de la langue toute proche de la poésie. Dans une « Avant-note », qui est, en fait, un essai important, Monique Wittig affirme irrévocablement qu’il n’y a pas d’« écriture féminine » et souligne un angle d’approche dont l’effet est comparable à une perception du coin de l’œil.

 

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.

 

Fiction First Edition Softcover 256 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 21 ORDER

Chris Kraus, Summer of Hate, Semiotext(e), 2012

Waking up from the chilling high of a near-death sex game, Catt Dunlop travels to Albuquerque in 2005 to reinvest some windfall real-estate gains and reengage with something approximating “real life.” Aware that the critical discourse she has used to build her career as a visiting professor and art critic is really a cipher for something else, she hopes that buying and fixing slum buildings will bring her more closely in touch with American life than the essays she writes.

In Albuquerque, she becomes romantically involved with Paul Garcia, a recently sober ex-con who has just served sixteen months in state prison for defrauding Halliburton Industries, his former employer, of $873. Almost forty years old, Paul is highly intelligent but has only been out of New Mexico twice. He has no information. With Catt’s help, he makes plans to attend UCLA, only to be arrested on a ten-year-old bench warrant en route.

Fiction First Edition Paperback 350 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 40 ORDER

Tom Gidley, Stunning Lofts, Metronome Press, 2005

“There are many beautiful places in the world, and a few of them belong to me. A street in a village near Bari, every surface whitewashed to dazzling affect on a Mediterranean summer's day. The lighthouse at the tip of a tiny Welsh peninsula, approached in a small boat at dawn under cover of rolling black clouds. That inlet from the sea somewhere on the south west coast of Sweden that suddenly becomes a twisting stream set in dense woodland, lined by a scattering of modernist houses. These are some of mine. I think about them and the others quite often, to keep them with me and not allow them to fade away.“

Two nameless protagonists talk about their lives in a series of alternating short chapters. Unaware of each other, and speaking from two different periods of time in London (one an office worker in the mid nineties, the other a homeless man shortly after the turn ofthe new millenium) their very different experiences begin to overlap and mirror each others’ in various ways. Both reach a point of crisis and their lives draw inexorably closer together, leading to a tragic and unexpected conclusion.

Metronome Press is a not-for-profit collective run by Clémentine Deliss and Thomas Boutoux in Paris. It was founded in 2005 and it has to be considered as an extension of the research of Metronome No.9, based on the international history of avant-garde publishing in Paris and its productive intersection between art and literature.

Fiction, Periodical Edition of 200 Soft cover, perfect binding Texts in English   New       EUR 15 ORDER

Erika Landström, Aislinn McNamara, Dysfyction II, Mark von Schlegell, Pure Fiction seminar, 2015

LAZY WRITING, NOT LONGER THAN DAN’S, REAL FICTION, SELF-CRYT (BACK SEAT), EXCERPTS, UNRELATABLE NARRATOR
 
With contributions by Josef Strau, Olga Pedan, Ellen Yeon Kim, Simon Spieser, Aislinn McNamara, Hilda Stammarnäs, Erika Landström, Dan Graham, Mariana Lopez, Anna Zacharoff, Reece York, Dan Kwon, Dario Wokurka, Magnus Andersen, Rosa Aiello, Elif Saydam, Lena Phillip, John Miller, Buck Ellison, Luzie Meyer, Suart Middleton, Ryan Karlsson, Franziska Wildt, Mahsa Saloor, J.s. Teixeira, Thy-Han Nguyen-Chi, George Rippon, Ian Edmonds, Mikhail Wassmer, John Ryan, Julien Nguyen, Yuki Kushino, Kitsum Cheng and Leda Bourgogne.
 

Fiction Paperback 18 x 11 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 18 out of stock

Simon Bill, BRAINS, Mute Publishing Ltd, 2011

“The unnamed narrator of Brains is a drunken and dissolute painter. He gets a job as artist-in-residence at the opulent Norman Neurological Institute in central London, but only because all the other short-listed applicants turn it down. Among the patients he encounters he is impressed, in particular, by the sublimely attractive yet mysterious Emily, who cannot remember anything for more than 15 minutes at a time. He is smitten, yet, even for him, the ethics of bedding someone who cannot give credible consent are dubious.“

Simon Bill is a contemporary British artist. He lives and works in Sheffield, UK.

Criticism/Theory, Fiction Second revised edition Paperback 248 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 18 ORDER

Chris Kraus, Aliens & Anorexia, Semiotext(e), 2000

As the rope was tightening around my neck, an Alien made love to me. Belief is a technology for softening the landscape. The world becomes more beautiful when God is in it. Here is what happens inside a person's body when they starve.
 
Written in the shadow of Georg Buchner's Lenz at razor pitch, Aliens & Anorexia, first published in 2000, defines a female form of chance that is both emotional and radical. The book unfolds like a set of Chinese boxes, using stories and polemics to travel through a maze that spirals back into itself. Its characters include Simone Weil, the first radical philosopher of sadness, the artist Paul Thek, Kraus herself, and "Africa," her virtual S&M partner who's shooting a big-budget Hollywood film in Namibia while Kraus holes up in the Northwest Woods for the winter to chronicle the failure of Gravity & Grace, her own low-budget independent film.
In Aliens & Anorexia, Kraus argues for empathy as the ultimate perceptive tool, and reclaims anorexia from the psychoanalytic girl-ghetto of poor "self-esteem." Anorexia, Kraus writes, could be an attempt to leave the body altogether: a rejection of the cynicism this culture hands us through its food.

Fiction First Edition Paperback 296 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 18 ORDER

Chris Kraus, Torpor, Semiotext(e), 2006

Set at the dawn of the New World Order, Chris Kraus's third novel, Torpor loops back to the beginning of the decade that was the basis of I Love Dick, her pseudo-confessional cult-classic debut. It's summer, 1991, post-MTV, pre-AOL. Jerome Shafir and Sylvie Green, two former New Yorkers who can no longer afford an East Village apartment, set off on a journey across the entire former Soviet Bloc with the specious aim of adopting a Romanian orphan. Nirvana's on the radio everywhere, and wars are erupting across Yugoslavia.
Savagely ironic and deeply lyrical, Torpor explores the swirling mix of nationalisms, capital flows and negative entropy that define the present, haunted by the persistence of historical memory. Written in the third person, it is her most personal novel to date.

Fiction First Edition Staple-bound 38 pages 17 x 16 cm Texts in English / Deutsch   New       EUR 14 out of stock

Ben Rosenthal, A Perfect Lover Is The Angel I Wanna Be, 2013

'Essence in the world of scent. LTTSX-PERTEASE. The very essence in the world of scent. (...)
Im diesem Sommer nimmt MJacobs sie mit auf eine warme Tropeninsel. Das hat er ihr nämlich versprochen.
Mj Splash Collection, so nennt er seinen neuen SPLASHSHSpass und dafür braucht er sie, muss sie also mitkommen.'

Great book! now available with an English translation to download

 

Fiction First Edition Paperback 216 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 17 ORDER

Bernadette Corporation, Reena Spaulings: A Novel, 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 uniquenes.

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