Edited by Jim Feast, Ron Kolm and Shalom Neuman
Another mammoth anthology by The Unbearables, downtown New York s “drinking collective with a writing problem,” assaying the decline and fall of the world’s recent foremost superpower, from 9/11 to the rise of the Trumpist “moronarchy.”
Paperback: 584 pages, color illustrations, ISBN-13: 978-1570272523, $19.95... Read more about: From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream »
Poems by Ron Kolm
A Change in the Weather is a new collection of poems by legendary downtown poet Ron Kolm, founding member of the Unbearables and author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy, Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill and Night Shift.
“A born storyteller, documentarian and wild soul, Ron Kolm brings all the insight of a keen observer of life, whether it is in New York City, the Pennsylvania landscape of his youth, or the scenarios in fictionalized collage poems culled from photographs and letters. Kolm embraces the world around him: the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly.” –John J. Trause, author of Picture This: For Your Eyes and Ears, Exercises in High Treason, Seriously Serial, and Eye Candy for Andy.
“Open these pages and join Ron Kolm, arch-denizen of New York City, as he picks his way through the lethal and potentially surreal. In Kolm’s world, dada is a verb and anything is possible in the mope-eyed bookstores and dystopic subway darknesses he traverses....Read more about: A Change in the Weather »
Yodel in Hi-Fi
From Kitsch Folk to Contemporary Electronica
Yodel in Hi-Fi explores the vibrant and varied traditions of yodelers around the world. Far from being a quaint and dying art, yodel is a thriving vocal technique that has been perennially renewed by singers from Switzerland to Korea, from Colorado to Iran. Bart Plantenga offers a lively and surprising tour of yodeling in genres from opera to hip-hop and in venues from cowboy campfires and Oktoberfests to film soundtracks and yogurt commercials. Displaying an extraordinary versatility, yodeling crosses all borders and circumvents all language barriers to assume its rightful place in the world of music.
356 pp., paperbound
8 x 10 inches, 47 b/w illus.
“Chock-full of both amusing and informative sidebars, pictures, and accessible text that is both quasi-academic and popular, Plantenga’s book wends its musicological way across a diverse cultural spectrum that includes everything from yodeling’s traditional Bavarian alpine roots to a multinational cast of yodelers from Japan,...Read more about: Yodel in Hi-Fi »
The Lost Traveller’s Dream
A Memoir by Joel Kovel
The influential author of White Racism: A Psychohistory; The Age of Desire; History and Spirit; Red Hunting in the Promised Land; The Enemy of Natureand the controversial Overcoming Zionism, among others, offers a memoir of his first 80 years, from his early Jewish upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, his Yale and Columbia medical training, his years as a psychiatrist, Reichian psychoanalyst and subsequent academic career, to his embracing of Marxist political economy and commitment to radical ecosocialism. Highlights include his 1998 Green Party candidacy for the US Senate, his campaign in 2000 for the Green nomination for President of the United States, his work with the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, and his recent Christian spiritual conversion.... Read more about: The Lost Traveller’s Dream »
6 x 9 trim, 376 pp., paperbound, color and b/w images
ISBN: 978-1-57027-321-6, $20 list
Deeper, Further & Beyond
More Critical Critical Essays
As a rich successor to his Crimes of Culture (Autonomedia, 1996), Political Essays (Autonomedia, 2006), Toward Secession (Autonomedia, 2008), Skeptical Essays (Autonomedia, 2010), and A Person of Letters (Autonomedia, 2014), this book contains critical essays unavailable elsewhere, not even on the internet, some from fugitive periodicals, others previously unpublished, with indispensable critical intelligence about various subjects that have engaged Richard Kostelanetz, the provocative American critic of art, literature, music, politics, culture, and more.Read more about: Deeper, Further & Beyond »
Among the interests he examines with dead-on accuracy and quotable wit are Barack Obama, the Osama bin Laden hoax, Mayor Bloomberg, “Affirmative Action,” the FBI and the CIA, Islam in America, Joe Paterno,
J.C. Oates, John Updike, Virgil Thomson, John Cage, the higher anti-Semitism, the Boston bombers, the Dannemora prison breakout, “Conceptual Literature,” the renegade publisher Samuel Roth, “commie schools,” and the sexual proclivities of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, among other subjects rarely considered so critically....
Anarchist Memoirs, Anarchist Art
Peter Lamborn Wilson
A book in two parts, with, firstly, reminiscences, rants, and anarchist (in)activism in New York from circa 1984 onwards — old stalwarts and comrades of Emma Goldman, the Libertarian Book Club and Anarchist Forums, the Autonomedia Collective, the John Henry Mackay Society, religion, entheogens, Luddism, hoodoo, paleolithic reactionaries and future primitivism…. Deep gossip, demonic power, tiny anarchies, the end of the world and theories of everything.
Converted to anarchism by “Krazy Kat’’ comics at age 13, Peter Lamborn Wilson has devoted his political energies (such as they be) to its noble ideals — and, as Nietzsche says, there are some causes one does not desert if only because it would give one’s enemies too much satisfaction. Hope against hope.…
Thirty years of Armed Nostalgia, Escapism, Ontological Anarchy and the Temporary Autonomous Zone.Read more about: Heresies »
The latter half of this volume consists of essays on Symbolisme ,...