Literature: Course Titles

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 Out of 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 Out of 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 Out of stock

Peter Hujar's Day By Linda Rosenkrantz. Edited by Francis Schichtel, Jordan Weitzman. Introduction by Stephen Koch.

On December 18, 1974, the author Linda Rosenkrantz asked her friend Peter Hujar to write down everything he did on that day. Hujar met Rosenkrantz at her apartment on 94th Street the following day, where >>more
Magic Hour Press
ISBN 9781639442676
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8 in. / 56 pgs / 1 color / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/02/2022 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 Out of 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 Out of stock
Sophie Calle: The Address Book The Address Book, a key and controversial work in Sophie Calle's oeuvre, lies at the epicenter of many layers of reality and fiction. Having found a lost address book on the street in Paris, Calle >>more
ISBN 9780979956294
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Hbk, 5.25 x 7.5 in. / 104 pgs / 2 color / 26 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2012 In stock
Sophie Calle: The Hotel

In 1981 Sophie Calle took a job as a chambermaid for the Hotel C in Venice, Italy. Stashing her camera and tape recorder in her mop bucket, she not only cleans and tidies, but sorts >>more
ISBN 9781938221293
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Clth, 6 x 8 in. / 224 pgs / 12 color / 180 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/07/2021 In 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 Out of 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
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ISBN 9781878972422
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 240 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 Out of 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 Out of stock

The Sphinx and the Milky Way: Selections from the Journals of Charles Burchfield Edited with text by Ben Estes. Introduction by Nancy Weekly.

In the early years of the 20th century, Charles Burchfield painted mystic and visionary landscapes, and with some of his contemporaries, including Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe and Grant Wood, can be seen to have built >>more
The Song Cave
ISBN 9781734035148
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Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 200 pgs / 34 color.
Pub Date: 10/17/2023 In stock

The Voyage of Horace Pirouelle By Philippe Soupault. Introduction and translation by Justin Vicari.

Conceived in a hospital bed in 1917 and written a few months later after his fateful encounter with Lautréamont’s Maldoror, Philippe Soupault’s novella The Voyage of Horace Pirouelle preceded the author’s involvement with Parisian Dada >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663832
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 72 pgs.
Pub Date: 11/21/2023 Out of stock