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Milk Bar Life

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ISBN: 9780770435103
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - April 7th, 2015

This is not a cookbook. This is a compendium of the dark arts. Kimchi Cheez-Its. Blue Cheese Pretzels. Tang Toast. With quick desserts, to full meals, to eyebrow-raising apps, to snacks perfect for nights of questionable decision making, this book is one of the most exciting and interesting collections of recipes out there.

 

Josh

 


BAN EN BANLIEUE

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ISBN: 9781937658243
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Published: Nightboat Books - January 6th, 2015

This dense and beautiful book touches a wide range of topics including gender, race, violence, and art, taking the first few moments of a riot and meditating and expanding on them until the moment touches so much more. The act of creation, of poetry, of storytelling is the centerpiece of Kapil’s brilliant book, so I highly recommend this for writers and other artists.

JOSH

 


THE ART OF FLIGHT

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By Sergio Pitol, George Henson (Translator), Enrique Vila-Matas (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781941920060
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - March 17th, 2015

A meditation on travel, literature, writing, politics and culture, The Art of Flight is the long overdue introduction of one of the great living Mexican writers to American readers. Part memoir, part travelogue, part something else, this book is a must for writers and others interested in creativity or thoughtful considerations of ways of being. Also great for fans of The Empathy Exams, The Argonauts, and, oddly, Knaussgaard's My Struggle.

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


HAUSFRAU

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ISBN: 9780812997538
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Published: Random House - March 17th, 2015

Though it may seem based in a tired plot, (bored housewife has affairs), Hausfrau is a crackling and original work. Essbaum's sharpness, originality, and vitality of imagery exploded the quiet (even quietly desperate) and mundane moments of the protagonist’s perpetual wallow, scattering the shrapnel of all too familiar images to distant corners of intellectual and emotional exploration.

Josh


Signs Preceding the End of the World

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By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781908276421
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Published: And Other Stories - March 10th, 2015

If you start highlighting what stuns you about Yuri Herrara’s debut novel in English, Signs Preceding the End of the World, every page will be mottled with fluorescent lines. Herrera writes in prose that feels like you are standing on both sides of the uncanny valley while something beautiful happens below and above you, creating a delectable unease, cut through with the simple joy of precise and surprising images. Herrara will draw the obvious comparisons to Roberto Bolano, but Signs Preceding the End of World should also find a should also find a home next to Jesse Ball and Italo Calvino.

 

Josh

 


Bluets and Autobiography of Red

What is the color of loss? Nelson might answer blue, Carson might answer red, but in forming their answers both writers have produced totally unique, totally brilliant works of art. Through personal meditation and the lens of classical Greek literature both authors’ explorations illuminate far more of human experience than just the moments and thoughts subject to their inspection. Two works of genius.


Josh

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ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

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ISBN: 9780375701290
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Published: Vintage - July 27th, 1999

Thrown

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ISBN: 9781936747924
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Published: Sarabande Books - October 14th, 2014

Unlike anything you've ever read, THROWN is a philosophical exploration of what it means to be alive through the lens of Mixed Martial Arts. The work of an intense intellect, THROWN uses the lives of two fighters to struggle with the biggest questions of experience, very directly fighting for meaning and significance in our chaotic and confusing world. A major work by a major mind.

Josh


Cover

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$60.00
ISBN: 9781576876671
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Published: powerHouse Books - August 5th, 2014

For the book lover, the art lover, the graphic designer, the coffee table book collector, Cover collects artist Peter Mendelsund’s many breathtaking and arresting cover designs. As an added bonus, Cover features an interview with Mendelsund that first appeared on none other than the Porter Square Books Blog.


Josh


Thrown

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ISBN: 9781936747924
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Published: Sarabande Books - October 14th, 2014

Unlike anything you've ever read, Thrown is a philosophical exploration of what it means to be alive through the lens of Mixed Martial Arts. The work of an intense intellect, Thrown uses the lives of two fighters to struggle with the biggest questions of experience, very directly  fighting for meaning and significance in our chaotic and confusing world. A major work by a major mind.

Josh


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