Experimental Writings and Projects



Camino Road
By Renée Green.

Originally published in 1994, Camino Road is the debut novel of acclaimed New York–based artist and writer Renée Green (born 1959). Set between the late 1970s and early 1980s, and combining the genres of road >>more

Primary Information
ISBN 9781734489781
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Pbk, 4 x 7 in. / 120 pgs / 12 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/13/2021 In stock

I Guess All We Have Is Freedom
By Genpei Akasegawa. Translated by Matthew Fargo.

There is a small but potent club of authors—Miranda July and Patti Smith are both members—who were renowned artists long before they became writers. Genpei Akasagawa was already a giant of the Japanese contemporary art >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030726
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Pbk, 5.5 x 6.5 in. / 240 pgs / 6 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/28/2021 Awaiting stock



Anicet or the Panorama
By Louis Aragon. Introduction and translation by Antony Melville. This novel, much of it written amidst the horror of the trenches when Louis Aragon (1897–1982) was a medical orderly during the First World War, demonstrates the chasm that separates the works of the artists >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565691
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Hbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 208 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/26/2016 In stock

By Alex Hamburger. Foreword by Ricardo Basbaum.

Drawing from notions of “bad poetry” as the critical undoing of normative taste, Antilogy brings together works by the Brazilian artist and poet Alex Hamburger. Central to Hamburger’s practice and engagement with poetry is a >>more

Errant Bodies Press
ISBN 9780997874488
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 137 pgs / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/12/2021 In stock

Ben Lerner & Alexander Kluge: The Snows of Venice

American author Ben Lerner and German filmmaker and writer Alexander Kluge come from two different generations but share a single passion: an interest in the long-term effects of things. A line from Lerner’s poem "The >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052542
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Clth, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 346 pgs / 102 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 In stock

Composition in Retrospect
By John Cage.

Written in his characteristic “mesostics” (lines of prose poetry linked by a central vertical acrostic), Composition in Retrospect is a statement of methodology in which composer John Cage examines the central issues of his work: >>more

Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972118
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Pbk, 8 x 6 in. / 184 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/01/2008 In stock

Corrected Slogans
Text by Erica Baum, Ariana Reines, R.H. Quaytman, et al. Corrected Slogans looks at conceptual practices in contemporary art and poetry. In conjunction with the exhibition Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the online magazine Triple Canopy hosted >>more

Triple Canopy
ISBN 9780984734627
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 267 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2013 In stock

Exploits & Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician
By Alfred Jarry. Introduction by Roger Shattuck. Translated by Simon Watson Taylor.

Alfred Jarry is best known as the author of the proto-Dada play Ubu Roi, but this anarchic novel of absurdist philosophy is widely regarded as the central work to his oeuvre. Exploits and Opinions of >>more

Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972071
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Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 160 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/15/1996 In stock

Felix Salut: Shut Up, I Am Counting!
How on earth did Tara and Ohio end up in this strange world, consisting mainly of signs, symbols and fragments? They look for the sign X, which is supposed to lead them to the EXIT. >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783944669670
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Pbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/01/2015 In stock

By Siegfried Kracauer. Translation and text by Carl Skoggard. Best remembered today for his brilliant study of early German cinema, From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological Study of the German Film, and for his involvement with the Frankfurt School (he mentored Theodor Adorno), Siegfried >>more

Publication Studio Hudson
ISBN 9781624621406
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8 in. / 384 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 In stock

How I Wrote Certain of My Books
By Raymond Roussel. Edited with text by Trevor Winkfield. Introduction by John Ashbery. Raymond Roussel (1877–1933), next-door neighbor of Marcel Proust, can be described without exaggeration as the most eccentric writer of the 20th century. His unearthly style based on elaborate linguistic riddles and puns fascinated the Surrealists >>more

Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972149
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Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 288 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005 In stock

Karen Green: Frail Sister

Artist and writer Karen Green's second book originated in a search for a woman who had vanished: her Aunt Constance whom Green knew only from a few family photos and keepsakes. In her absence, Green >>more

ISBN 9781938221194
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Hbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 168 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock

Liberty or Love! and Mourning for Mourning
By Robert Desnos. Introduction and translation by Terry Hale. Mystery, the marvelous, the city of Paris transmuted by love, and Sanglot the Corsair’s pursuit of the siren Louise Lame: these are the essential ingredients of Liberty or Love!, a masterpiece of early Surrealism written >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565455
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Hbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 176 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/31/2013 In stock

Lydia's Funeral Video
By Sam Chanse. Illustrations by Matt Huynh. Lydia's Funeral Video is a one-woman play written and performed by Sam Chanse, a playwright and performer based in New York and California. In this apocalyptic satire, devout bank clerk Lydia Clark-Lin has 28 days >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030085
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Pbk, 7 x 8 in. / 112 pgs / 12 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/26/2015 In stock

Maps Of City And Body: Shedding Light On The Performances Of Denise Uyehara
Artwork by Denise Uyehara. Maps of City and Body: Shedding Light on the Performances of Denise Uyehara presents the complete texts of "Big Head" and "Maps of City and Body," two of Uyehara's most acclaimed shows. In "Big Head," >>more

ISBN 9781885030382
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7.5 in. / 184 pgs / 54 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/02/2004 In stock

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

Munchausen and Clarissa
By Paul Scheerbart. Introduction and translation by Christina Svendsen.

It is 1905 and a raging stupidity is holding sway over Europe. As an 18-year-old Clarissa and her family take refuge on the icy shores of Lake Wannsee, the legendary Baron Munchausen makes an unexpected >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663511
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 152 pgs / 9 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/16/2021 In stock

On the Origin of Species and Other Stories
By Bo-Young Kim. Edited with afterword by Sunyoung Park. Translated by Sora Kim-Russell, Joungmin Lee Comfort.

Straddling science fiction, fantasy and myth, the writings of award-winning author Bo-Young Kim have garnered a cult following in South Korea, where she is widely acknowledged as a pioneer and inspiration. On the Origin of >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030719
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 224 pgs / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/25/2021 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

By Michel de Ghelderode. Introduction and translation by George MacLennan. Hitherto unavailable in English, Spells, by the Belgian dramatist Michel de Ghelderode, ranks among the 20th century’s most noteworthy collections of fantastic tales. Like Ghelderode’s plays, the stories are marked by a powerful imagination and >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663207
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 280 pgs / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/24/2017 In stock

Take Care
By Jeff Dolven. Edited by Sina Najafi.

The fifth volume in Cabinet’s 24-Hour Book series, critic and poet Jeff Dolven’s Take Care is a meditation on care and caring in the form of a response to a found document: the 1986 catalog >>more

Cabinet Books
ISBN 9781932698794
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 80 pgs / 4 color / 11 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

The Arthritic Grasshopper: Collected Stories, 1934-­1944
By Gisèle Prassinos. Introduction and translation by Bonnie Ruberg, Henry Vale. Illustrations by Allan Kausch. First discovered, celebrated and published by the Surrealists at the age of 14 (they declared her the “new Alice”), Gisèle Prassinos quickly found herself established in the literary world as a fount of automatic tales >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663221
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/25/2017 In stock

The Beat Scene
Edited by Tony Nourmand, Michael Shulman. Essay by Jack Kerouac.

This magnificent volume features a remarkable collection of largely unseen photographs of the Beat Generation by renowned Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. This amazing, untouched treasure trove of images was discovered when Reel Art Press was >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526266
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Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 80 color / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 In stock

The Construction of the Tower of Babel
By Juan Benet. Translation and introduction by Adrian Nathan West.

The titular essay is a meditation on Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 1563 painting of the Tower of Babel: the first painting in European art history to feature a building as a protagonist. An engineer by >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663320
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 88 pgs / 1 color / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017 In stock

The Emperor of China, The Mute Canary & The Executioner of Peru
By Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes. Introduction and translation by Christopher Butterfield. This volume collects three savage plays from the man André Breton designated as one of the only "true Dadas" (alongside Tristan Tzara and Francis Picabia): The Emperor of China (1916), The Mute Canary (1920) and >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663054
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 264 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2015 In stock

The Leg of Lamb
By Benjamin Péret. A foundational classic of Surrealist literature, The Leg of Lamb brings together the arch-Surrealist Benjamin Péret's short prose: a smorgasbord of automatic writing and fantastical narratives employing everything from the cinematic antics of Buster Keaton >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115532
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 201 pgs / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011 In stock

The Perpetual Motion Machine
By Paul Scheerbart. In the last days of 1907, the German novelist and exponent of glass architecture Paul Scheerbart embarked upon an attempt to invent a perpetual motion machine. For the next two and a half years he >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115549
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 27 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2011 In stock

The Punishments of Hell
By Robert Desnos. Translated by Natasha Lehrer. Introduction by Marie-Claire Dumas.

Its protagonists are swept into violent journeys through Paris by train and steamship; fabulous events consume their everyday lives; oracles spout nonsense or wisdom. All of Desnos’ friends in the Paris Dada movement—André Breton, Louis >>more

Atlas Press
ISBN 9780993148736
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Pbk, 5.75 x 6.75 in. / 160 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017 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 Stairway to the Sun & Dance of the Comets
By Paul Scheerbart. Introduction and translation by W.C. Bamberger. The Stairway to the Sun & Dance of the Comets brings together two short books, originally published in 1903, by the antierotic godfather of German science fiction, Paul Scheerbart. The Stairway to the Sun contains >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663214
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / 12 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 In stock

The Thief of Talant
By Pierre Reverdy. Introduction and translation by Ian Seed. Challenged by his friend, poet and art critic Max Jacob, to write a novel, Pierre Reverdy produced this fragmented, beautiful assemblage of loneliness, paranoia and depersonalization drawn from his own experience of Paris in the >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663191
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 In stock

The Wit of the Staircase
By Raul Ruiz. This novel is the final publication of the Chilean filmmaker and author Raul Ruiz (1941–2011), who died last year, and who put the finishing touches to this book a few days before his death. Here, >>more

Dis Voir
ISBN 9782914563727
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Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 250 pgs / color.
Pub Date: 12/31/2012 In stock

Yoko Ono: Live in the Light of Hope
Edited by Orjan Gerhardsson.

In her five-decade career as a conceptual artist, filmmaker, poet, performance artist, photographer and more, Yoko Ono (born 1933) has at once defied and defined the relationship between art and the masses. Live in the >>more

ISBN 9789177424802
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Pbk, 5.5 x 6 in. / 240 pgs / 8 color.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 Out of stock



Conversation With David Antin, A
A collaboration between David Antin and Charles Bernstein. A Conversation with David Antin is a four-month e-mail exchange between the poet/essayist Charles Bernstein and artist/poet/critic David Antin. Ideas on art, poetry, performance, and the life of one of the most singular thinkers in >>more

Granary Books
ISBN 9781887123556
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Paperback, 4.5 x 6.75 in. / 168 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/02/2002 Not available

Impressions of Raymond Roussel: Locus Solus
Text by Joao Fernándes, François Piron, Patrick Besnier, Annie Le Brun, Astrid Ruffa, Linda Henderson. Few writers have had a greater impact on the methods of art-making in the twentieth century than Raymond Roussel (1877–1933). Marcel Duchamp acknowledged Roussel as the foremost influence on his “Large Glass”; André Breton described >>more

ISBN 9788475069821
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 308 pgs / 350 color.
Pub Date: 03/31/2012 Not available

Jack Tworkov: Red, White And Blue
Essay by Harry Cooper. A founding member of "The Club," Jack Tworkov was pivotal to the development of Abstract Expressionism in New York in the 1950s and 60s. Red, White and Blue chronicles the development of three series made >>more

Mitchell-Innes & Nash/American Howard Yohe
ISBN 9780971384446
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Paperback, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 64 pgs / 35 color
Pub Date: 05/02/2002 Not available

By Danielle Dutton. Inspired by a series of domestic still lifes by photographer Laura Letinsky, Danielle Dutton's absurdly comic and decidedly digressive novel Sprawl chronicles the mercurial inner life of one suburban woman (the dissolving marriage, the crumbs >>more

ISBN 9780979956232
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Pbk, 6 x 7.5 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/23/2010 Not available

The Dik-Dik's Solitude: New and Selected Works
By Anne Tardos. Interview by Lyn Hejinian. At every level of Anne Tardos's paintings, films, poetry and cross-genre work, the familiar is engaged while acknowledging the violently contested landscape of what we think we know. Connection is the dominant mode of composition. >>more

Granary Books
ISBN 9781887123617
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 296 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/02/2002 Not available


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