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  • Mary Doria Russell - Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

    A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands... That was America in 1881. All those forces came…

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  • Slavoj Žižek

    Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse, In Defense of Lost Causes, and four volumes of the Essential Žižek among many others. He is a professor at the European…

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  • Marc Olmstead on Allen Ginsberg

    Celebrating the release of Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg 1972-1997 - Letters and Recollections. Marc Olmsted, a young poet, wrote to Allen Ginsberg in 1972 and was surprised to receive a reply from one of America's most important poets. This letter began a friendship that lasted for decades,…

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  • David Meltzer | Two Way Mirror: A Poetry Notebook

    Two-Way Mirror is a classic book of poetics by Beat Generation poet David Meltzer. Written in short remarks, autobiographical anecdotes, and inspirational quotations drawn from philosophical, ethnographic, and literary sources, Two-Way Mirror is both a nondidactic guide to the art Meltzer has devoted…

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  • Jon Ronson

    Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, documentary filmmaker, radio presenter, and author. His books include the New York Times bestsellers The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea and international bestsellers Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats. The later was adapted as a major …

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  • Hannah Nordhaus - American Ghost: The True Story of a Family's Haunted Past

    The dark-eyed woman in the long, black gown was first seen in the 1970s, standing near a fireplace. She was sad and translucent, present and absent at once. Strange things began to happen in the Santa Fe hotel where she was seen. Gas fireplaces turned off and on without anyone touching a switch. …

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  • Ryan Gattis | All Involved

    A propulsive and ambitious novel as electrifying as The Wire, from a writer hailed as the West Coast's Richard Price—a brutal and mesmerizing epic of crime and opportunity, race, revenge, and loyalty, set in the chaotic streets of South Central L.A. in the wake of one of the most notorious, …

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  • Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz | The New World

    An innovative story of love, decapitation, cryogenics, and memory by two of our most creative literary minds. Jorie has just received some terrible news. A phone full of missed calls and sympathetic text messages seem to indicate that her husband, Jim, a chaplain at the hospital where she works as…

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  • Amber Tamblyn | Dark Sparkler

    The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress. Amber Tamblyn is both an award-winning film and television actress and an acclaimed poet. As such she is deeply…

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  • Robert Scheer | They Know Everything about You

    They Know Everything About You is a groundbreaking exposé of how government agencies and tech corporations monitor virtually every aspect of our lives, and a fierce defense of privacy and democracy. Robert Scheer argues that the information revolution, while a source of public enlightenment, contains…

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