Recent Books

  • Indivisible

    Price: $11.95

    In this novel, Henrietta, an unlikely mystic, attempts to make peace with the dead in her life by telling their stories. She is accompanied by a would-be monk. Her “meditations” weirdly intersect with his–in the racially divided and bohemian Boston of the 1960s. Henrietta, confused by the spectacle of her own life, channels the insights of saints East and West with heartbreaking clarity.

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  • Caught Looking

    Price: $12.95

    Feminism, Pornography and CensorshipFeminist Anticensorship Task Force

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  • Airless Spaces

    Price: $11.95

    Refusing a career as a professional feminist, Shulamith Firestone found herself in an “airless space” approximately since the publication of her first book, The Dialectic of Sex. Airless Spaces is a collection of very short tales about losers in and mostly out of mental hospitals and the small crises that trigger their awareness that they are in trouble. Her characters are the subjects of an increasingly bureaucratized poverty, inhabiting the disappeared and darkened sectors of New York City.

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  • Oasis

    Price: $8.95

    An undiscovered sanctuary where power accumulates in the delightful bower of secrecy and creation. Experimental and speculative writings by Nuruddin Farrah, Henri- Pierre Jeudy, Sun Ra, Michel Serres, T. Maliqalim Simone, Wole Soyinka, Lynne Tillman, Cornel West, Gregory Whitehead and others invoke the nomadic periplus.

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  • The Madame Realism Complex

    Price: $11.95

    An irreverent and lucid sojourn through the facetious, twisted burps we call sophisticated society, captured by thecamera-quick and ruthless eye of the ever-vigilant third person, Madame Realism. Each fiction has a terse analytical agenda, surgically dissecting the mundane, forcing quotidian life off the canvas, out of the museum dioramas and into our laps.

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  • Language of New Media

    Price: $19.95

    In this book Lev Manovich offers the first systematic and rigorous theory of new media. He places new media within the histories of visual and media cultures of the last few centuries. He discusses new media’s reliance on conventions of old media, such as the rectangular frame and mobile camera, and shows how new media works create the illusion of reality, address the viewer, and represent space. He also analyzes categories and forms unique to new media, such as interface and database. Manovich uses concepts from film theory, art history, literary theory, and computer science and also develops new theoretical constructs, such as cultural interface, spatial montage, and cinegratography. The theory and history of cinema play a particularly important role in the book. Among other topics, Manovich discusses parallels between the histories of cinema and of new media, digital cinema, screen and montage in cinema and in new media, and historical ties between avant-garde film and new media.

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