Radical Heroes the for the New Millennium!
James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective
Autonomedia’s Jubilee Saints Calendar for 2020! Our 28th annual wall calendar, with artwork by James Koehnline, and text by the Autonomedia Collective. Hundreds of radical cultural and political heroes are celebrated here, along with the animating ideas that continue to guide this project a reprieve from the 500-year-long sentence to life-at-hard-labor that the European colonization of the New World and the ensuing devastations of the rest of the world has represented. It is increasingly clear at the dawn of this new millennium that the Planetary Work Machine will not rule forever! Celebrate with this calendar on which every day is a holiday!
Calendar: 32 pages
Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces
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“Pareidolia’s field of play is that of the questions behind the questions. Granted, as Watson suggests, a determinist science has proved humans are basically simple machines, rotors, churning a mix of DNA & biological chemicals. And granted a determinist outside of persuasive ads, sellthrough thoughts & FB solicitations have configured people into simple, will-free consumption buckets. Watson poses this question: Not only is there but has there even been a human life? And if there has been how could it survive under this determinist assault? The answer unrolls in querulous, curious infernos of seductive lyrics. Referencing (and poking) Stevens, Hopkins, Eliot & Baudelaire, these poems (like those of the last master mentioned) offer the reader the excitement & ecstasy of a sponge bath of blood in the basement of the famed Heartbreak Motor Lodge.” — Jim FeastRead more about: Pareidolia »
“Talking of pareidolia, Leonardo Da Vinci said, If you stare at the stained wall long enough, you see an infinite number of unimaginable things....
Jim Feast, with Carol Wierzbicki
Rasken Hasp is dying of AIDS, given only a few months to live. Then someone tries to kill him.
“Raskin Hasp, the paranoiac, dourly funny, HIV-positive hero of Jim Feast s nonlinear trip of a novel, goes down the rabbit hole in order to avenge a fellow patient s suspicious death and, in the bargain, save himself. Finding humor amidst life-threatening illness is never easy, but Feast pulls it off. Like a bombshell hitting a major chord (to use one of Feast s own gleefully mixed metaphors), Long Day, Counting Tomorrow is a loopy, vinegary, but ultimately and unexpectedly solemn tale of narcissists and wisecrackers, junkies and AIDS activists, trying to make sense of an epidemic that has always been a matter of politics and prejudice as much as viral counts and body fluids.” — Patrick E. Horrigan, author of Portraits at an Exhibition.
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Peter Lamborn Wilson
Do you hate short stories but love tales? Like Tales of Hoffman, Lord Dunsany, Borges, Isak Dinesen, Calvino, Jack Vance’s Dying Earth, Leonora Carrington, Theodore Sturgeon, Angela Carter, L. Frank Baum…? Then… maybe you’ll like these. Take them to the beach!
“Sometimes when the world gets overwhelmingly hostile, you find yourself in need of the drug called Utopia. You’ll want to gather round, then, as Peter Lamborn Wilson hitches his mule, takes down his saddle bags, and unrolls five tales of time, space and beguiling societies rich in adventure, dreams and food, and low in laws and machines.” — Luc Sante, author of The Other Paris
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Peter Lamborn Wilson is also the author of riverpeople (Autonomedia), a long poem with stories in it, and False Documents (Station Hill), his collected lies. He lives, as much as possible, in 1911.
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 »