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Calamities

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781940696270
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Published: Wave Books - September 6th, 2016

Gladman is one of our most exciting and innovative writers, stretching the boundaries of every genre and style she attempts. Calamities is a collection of short essays about everything from navigating the trivialities of daily life to the very nature of narrative and writing.  

Josh


Bottom’s Dream

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By Arno Schmidt, John E. Woods (Translator)
$70.00
ISBN: 9781628971590
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - September 23rd, 2016

What do you get for the reader who’s already read everything? Arnot’s Schmidt’s massive, ambitious novel is finally in English in this beautiful edition. For lovers of language, literature, and the infinite possibilities created by putting one word after another on a piece of paper. 

Josh


Cosmos

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$14.00
ISBN: 9780802145628
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Published: Grove Press - November 15th, 2011

“It will be difficult to continue this story of mine. I don’t even know if it is a story. It is difficult to call this a story, this constant ... clustering and falling apart ... of elements ...”. Leaving Warsaw on foot, Witold, our neurotic and sputtering narrator, would like to escape the Polish bourgeoisie. Instead he finds himself trapped in a rural inn, with his increasingly absurd obsessions. A pleasure akin to that of reading Flann O’Brien, Kafka, Bruno Schulz.

Jamie

 


THE FAMILIAR, VOLUME 1: ONE RAINY DAY IN MAY

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ISBN: 9780375714948
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Published: Pantheon Books - May 12th, 2015

Danielewski uses everything in his visionary storytelling arsenal in this first volume of his epic serial novel, THE FAMILIAR, but, despite all of the visual and linguistic fireworks, all the untranslated text and timestamps, Danielewski is telling a moving story of making your way in a complex and confusing world. A young heart beats for a better world. A young girl wants to save a kitten. Who can’t relate to that?

JOSH

 


THE STORY OF MY TEETH

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ISBN: 9781566894098
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

Written in collaboration with the workers at a Mexican juice factory, featuring a delightfully delusional auctioneer, bending styles, playing with references, and challenging the idea of translation, The Story of My Teeth is unlike anything you’ve ever read. With this brilliant, weird, zany second novel, Luiselli has solidified her place as one of the most interesting and imaginative minds putting words on paper today.

JOSH

 


THE FORCE OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE

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By Lily Hoang (Editor), Joshua Marie Wilkinson (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781937658274
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Published: Nightboat Books - December 1st, 2014

This anthology collects the answers, explorations, philosophies, poetic wanderings, prosaic wonderings of some of our best writers in prose and poetry as they grapple with the idea of the avant-garde in contemporary literature. A must have for any reader looking to stay on the cutting edge of today’s writing, while peering over the edge at whatever the future of literature might hold.

Josh


WITTGENSTEIN’S MISTRESS

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By David Markson, Steven Moore (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9781564782113
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - May 1st, 1988

Narrated by the last woman alive, and reflecting her ten years of isolation, WM is a novel of scraps and associations. All narrator Kate has left by which to remember humanity are the books and paintings she collects and interprets in these pages. What do they make (and make up for)? For a patient reader (who does not need plot), there's wonderful humor in Markson's play with Wittgenstein's linguistics and in the leveling of all cultural artifacts in Kate's hands.

Jamie


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