Literature: Course Titles

A Picture Held Us Captive By Danielle Dutton. Edited by Nicholas Muellner, Catherine Taylor.

Author Danielle Dutton's A Picture Held Us Captive asks what it means for a writer to work "with" someone or something else—to make art in dialogue with an energy not one's own. Dutton (born 1975) >>more
Image Text Ithaca Press
ISBN 9781733497121
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Pbk, 5 x 6 in. / 56 pgs / 9 color / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/10/2022 In stock

An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris By Georges Perec.

One overcast weekend in October 1974, Georges Perec set out in quest of the "infraordinary": the humdrum, the non-event, the everyday--"what happens," as he put it, "when nothing happens." His choice of locale was Place >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115525
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 72 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2010 In stock

Cruise of Shadows By Jean Ray. Introduction and translation by Scott Nicolay.

Footsteps in an abandoned holiday resort as the cold weather settles in; a knock on the door of a hut in the middle of an isolated bog; a lane in Rotterdam perceptible to only one >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663443
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 232 pgs.
Pub Date: 12/23/2019 In stock

Georges Perec and the Oulipo: Winter Journeys By Georges Perec, Michèle Audin, Marcel Bénabou, Jacques Bens, Paul Braffort, François Caradec, Frédéric Forte, Paul Fournel, Michelle Grangaud, Jacques Jouet, Etienne Lécroart, Daniel Levin Becker, Harry Mathews, Ian Monk, Hervé Le Tellier, Jacques Roubaud. Introduction by Alastair Brotchie. Translation by John Sturrock, Harry Mathews, Ian Monk. In 1979, Georges Perec (1936–1982) wrote a brief entertainment called “The Winter Journey” for a publisher’s catalogue. It quickly became his most frequently reprinted short story. Set on the eve of World War II, it >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565646
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Hbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 344 pgs / 18 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2013 In stock
Give My Regards to Eighth Street By Morton Feldman.

Morton Feldman (1926–87) is among the most influential American composers of the 20th century, a man whose music is known for its extreme quiet and delicate beauty (while Feldman himself was famously large and loud). >>more
Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972316
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 256 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/02/2004 In stock

I Seem to Live: The New York Diaries, 1950–1969 By Jonas Mekas. Edited by Anne König.

Jonas Mekas’ I Seem to Live picks up in the 1950s, where his extraordinary and popular memoir I Had Nowhere to Go left off. These were crucial years for the artist: Jonas Mekas and his >>more
Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052887
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Hbk, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 824 pgs / 350 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/11/2020 In stock

Last of Her Name By Mimi Lok.

Mimi Lok’s Last of Her Name is an eye-opening story collection about the intimate, interconnected lives of diasporic women and the histories they are born into. Set in a wide range of time periods and >>more
Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030610
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 192 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 In stock

Maldoror & the Complete Works of the Comte de Lautréamont By Comte de Lautréamont. Translated with introduction by Alexis Lykiard.

André Breton described Maldoror as "the expression of a revelation so complete it seems to exceed human potential." Little is known about its pseudonymous author, aside from his real name (Isidore Ducasse), birth in Uruguay >>more
Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972125
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 352 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/30/2010 Out of stock

Migritude By Shailja Patel. The U.S. debut of internationally acclaimed poet and performance artist Shailja Patel, Migritude is a tour-de-force hybrid text that confounds categories and conventions. Part poetic memoir, part political history, Migritude weaves together family history, reportage >>more
Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030054
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Pbk, 5.25 x 7.25 in. / 168 pgs / 76 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2010 In stock
Mount Analogue By René Daumal. Translation and introduction by Roger Shattuck. Postface by Véra Daumal.

A beloved cult classic of surrealism, pataphysics and Gurdjieffian mysticism, René Daumal’s Mount Analogue is the allegorical tale of an expedition to a mountain whose existence can only be deduced, not observed. As its numerous >>more
Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972439
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 160 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

Pataphysical Essays By René Daumal. Translated by Thomas Vosteen. Pataphysics: the science of imaginary solutions, of laws governing exceptions and of the laws describing the universe supplementary to this one. Alfred Jarry’s posthumous novel, Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician, first appeared in >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115563
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 116 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2012 In stock
Permutations By Brion Gysin.

Written between 1958 and 1982, Brion Gysin's "permutation poems" begin with short phrases or sentences whose constituent words are exhaustively rearranged over the course of the text. At first, Gysin wrote these poems manually, although >>more
ISBN 9781734681772
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs.
Pub Date: 04/12/2022 In stock

Piero Heliczer: Poems & Documents Edited with text by Sophie Vinet, Benjamin Thorel.

Piero Heliczer (1937–93) was one of the most important and ubiquitous protagonists of the underground of the 1960s and ’70s. Born in Italy, Heliczer lived between London, Paris, New York and Amsterdam; a poet, publisher >>more
After 8 Books
ISBN 9782492650000
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Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 256 pgs / 52 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/22/2022 In stock

Rolling the R's By R. Zamora Linmark. Illuminated by pop fantasies, Donna Summer disco tracks and teen passion, the fiercely earnest characters in Rolling the R’s come to life against a background of burning dreams and neglect in a small 1970s Hawaiian >>more
Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030511
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 180 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/22/2016 In stock
Sophie Calle: Suite Vénitienne After following strangers on the streets in Paris for months, photographing them and notating their movements, Sophie Calle ran into a man at an opening whom she had followed earlier that day. "During the course >>more
ISBN 9781938221095
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Hbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 4 color / 56 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 In stock
The Book By Stéphane Mallarmé. Introduction and translation by Sylvia Gorelick.

The French poet Stéphane Mallarmé (1842–98) was modernism's great champion of the book as both a conceptual and material entity: perhaps his most famous pronouncement is "everything in the world exists in order to end >>more
Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972422
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 240 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 Out of stock

The Book of Monelle By Marcel Schwob. Translation by Kit Schluter. When Marcel Schwob published The Book of Monelle in French in 1894, it immediately became the unofficial bible of the French Symbolist movement, admired by such contemporaries as Stéphane Mallarmé, Alfred Jarry and André Gide. >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115587
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 136 pgs / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2012 In stock
The Sacred Conspiracy By Georges Bataille. Edited with introduction by Alastair Brotchie, Marina Galletti. Text by Roger Caillois, Pierre Klossowski, Michel Leiris, et al. Illustrations by André Masson. Translation by John Harman, Natasha Lehrer.

This book recounts what must be one of the most unusual intellectual journeys of modern times, in which the influential philosopher, cultural theorist and occasional pornographer Georges Bataille (1897–1962), having spent the early 1930s in >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565950
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Hbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 480 pgs / 95 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader Edited with introduction by Lucy Ives.

Poet, philosopher, speculative architect and transdisciplinary artist, Madeline Gins is well known for her collaborations with her husband, the artist Arakawa, on the experimental architectural project Reversible Destiny, in which they sought to arrest mortality >>more
ISBN 9781938221248
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 328 pgs / 184 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 In stock

The Subversion of Images By Paul Nougé. Edited by Marcel Marien. Translated by Michael Kasper. Afterword by Xavier Canonne.

First edited and published by Marcel Marien in 1968 in a limited edition of 230 copies, half a year after Paul Nougé’s death, The Subversion of Images is a miniature classic in both the photobook >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663474
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 58 pgs / 19 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 In stock

Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man Introduction by Dawn Ades. Translated by Chris Allen. Three New York Dadas and The Blind Man relates the story of the triangular relationship between Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roché and Beatrice Wood, told in the words of two of its protagonists; and also reprints >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565431
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Hbk, 7 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 In stock