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Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs

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By Lina Wolff, Frank Perry (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781908276643
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Published: And Other Stories - January 12th, 2016

With rich images and a wicked sense of humor, Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs is a crooked grin of a book that embodies those strange fleeting thoughts that occasionally course through an insomniac's mind late at night. A sharp, dark, feminist exploration of identity, place, and art with the atmosphere, pace, and impact of a hot summer afternoon stroll through a minefield.

Josh

 


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


Map: Exploring the World

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ISBN: 9780714869445
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 28th, 2015

More than just a collection of beautiful maps from around the world and throughout history, this book uses critical juxtaposition to create new perspectives on history, politics, and geography. Easily the most interesting coffee table book this year.

Josh

 


What We See When We Read

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ISBN: 9780804171632
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Published: Vintage - August 5th, 2014

An entertaining and fascinating look under the hood of the experience of reading. What, exactly, happens when we look at words on a page? How do words become images in our minds? Do we all see the same images when we read the same words? With images, quotes from other sources, and brilliant insights, Mendelsund reveals everything about reading we normally take for granted.

Josh

 


THE LITTLE TOWN WHERE TIME STOOD STILL

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By Bohumil Hrabal, James Naughton (Translator), Joshua Cohen (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781590178409
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Published: New York Review of Books - June 30th, 2015

Hrabal’s two linked novels feature two of the most exuberant and captivating characters I’ve encountered in recent memory. One, the wife of a brewery manager, has the vigor of a Austro­Hungarian Whitman (if you can imagine that) and the other, the brewery manager’s brother, is a strutting and boasting locals-only Don Quixote. An absolute joy to read.

JOSH

 


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

 


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

 


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