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Temple of Lily (paperback edition)

"Around twilight I stalk the Dreamland taxi dance palace, torching the cracked keys of a Steinway 88's, trying in vain to raise your scarlet veil, Lily, with our tune "The...


My Shadow Bride (paperback edition)

A phantasmagorical tale of a Los Angeles crooner racketeer Jimmy Vargas and his affair with a Sorceress from the San Francisco Mission Liliana Scarlatta, who is the avatar of Hollywood...


What About This (hardback edition)

About this Frank Stanford collection. "What About This... introduces to a broader audience an important and original American poet -- sensitive, death-haunted, surreal, carnal, dirt-flecked and deeply Southern -- whose...


To Smile in Autumn: A Memoir (paperback edition)

Gordon Parks was born with, he says, "a stubborn need to be somebody." Though Parks is remembered most notably as a photographer and filmmaker, on his enthralling climb to fame...


A Choice of Weapons (paperback edition)

Gordon Parks (1912-2006) the groundbreaking photographer, writer, composer, activist, and filmmaker was only sixteen in 1928 when he moved from Kansas to St. Paul, Minnesota, after his mother's death. There,...


Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith (paperback edition)

The only way to appreciate the legendary Mark E Smith is to encounter the man in his own words. The Fall are one of the most distinctive British bands ever,...

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Collection of Sand (paperback edition)

Italo Calvino in Collection of Sand claimed that 'the brain begins in the eye'. The essays collected here display his fascination with the visual universe, in which the things we...

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Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier (hardback)

The crucial sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Secret History of Twin Peaks, this novel bridges the twenty-five year gap, and takes you deeper into the mysteries raised...


The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid (hardback edition)

The whiz mob are independent and incredibly skilled and make their own way in the world-they are everything Charlie yearns to be. But what at first seemed like a (relatively)...

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Journey by Moonlight (paperback edition)

Travelling to Italy on their honeymoon, Erszi and Mihaly are ready to take in all the beauties and pleasures of the country. But when they reach Venice, it is clear...


The John Fante Reader (paperback edition)

It's not every day that a writer, almost unheard of in his lifetime, emerges twenty years after his death as a voice of his generation. But then again, there aren't...


Notes of A Native Son (paperback edition)

In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin's essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were...

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Go Tell It On The Mountain (paperback edition)

"Mountain," James Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953,...

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The Incal (hardcover edition)

John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called "The Incal." Difool's adventures will bring...

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Vanishing New York (hardcover edition)

"ESSENTIAL READING FOR FANS OF JANE JACOBS, JOSEPH MITCHELL, PATTI SMITH, LUC SANTE AND CHEAP PIEROGI."--VANITY FAIR. An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to...

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Essential Bukowski (paperback edition)

"The best poet in America" - Jean Genet. "He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels" - Leonard Cohen. The definitive collection from a writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny,...

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California Inferno: Anton LaVey & Jane Mansfield (hardback edition)

Satanism and the silver screen: the bizarre friendship of Anton LaVey and Jayne Mansfield. Movie star Jayne Mansfield and notorious Satanist Anton LaVey met in 1966. Both were publicity conscious and...


The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles (map guide)

An insider's guide to the city Raymond Chandler knew, which can still be visited today. It mixes locations from Chandler's personal life and the world of his noble alter-ego, private...

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The Adventures of Tin Tin Complete Collection

Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 23 adventures will delight Tintin fans old...

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Nexus (paperback edition)

Nexus is the third volume of the scandalous trilogy The Rosy Crucifixion, Henry Miller's major life work The exhilarating final volume of Henry Miller's semi-autobiographical trilogy, Nexus follows his last...