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Gorilos archyvai

Author: Vaiva Grainytė
Title: Gorilos archyvai
Publisher: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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Šis poezijos rinkinys galėjo tapti mano pirmąja knyga. Tačiau taip susiklostė, kad pirmiausiai išėjo dokumentinių esė knyga, o paskui aktyviai veikiau įvairiose meninėse konsteliacijose savo tekstus dažniausia pristatydama ne popieriuje, o per tarpdisciplinines raiškas – operose, radijo teatre, aplinkos šokio spektaklyje, muzikiniame performanse, audiopoetiniuose eksperimentuose. Veikiama laiko, ši knyga galiausiai tapo 'Gorilos archyvais'. Ji – lyg kūrybinė archeologija: kelis dešimtmečius rašyti eilėraščiai galiausiai buvo peržiūrėti, surūšiuoti, atrinkti ir inventorizuoti. Dabar, kai archyvai sutvarkyti, randasi vietos naujiems vėjams.'– Vaiva Grainytė.

SPOILER ! - The book is in Lithuanian

6.00 EUR

Mycelium

Author: Annette Weisser
Title:  Mycelium
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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Going to openings and parties, setting up a studio and breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Noora is living the post–art school life in Berlin when, in 2005, she's diagnosed with breast cancer. Vaguely restless, until now she's been neither happy nor unhappy, but her entry into what she calls 'Cancerland' forces her to question the assumptions by which she lived her life so far. Uneasily, she realizes that the 'relationships of the soul' she and her friends value over everything else might not be as indelible as family, after all. 

In this sharp and picaresque first novel, conceptual artist Annette Weisser depicts the transformation of Berlin from the frontier city of the cold war to an international art hub as an analog and backdrop to the chaotic, corporeal transformation Noora undergoes through cancer and its treatments. Written in the casual, associative style of a female coming-of-age novel, Mycelium examines German trauma, art school dramas, and the inevitable parsing into winners and losers that her generation undergoes as they enter their mid-thirties.

15.00 EUR

Fascination

Authors: Kevin Killian; Andrew Durbin (ed.)
Title:  Fascination
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Literature & Poetry

Fascination brings together an early memoir, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989) and a previously unpublished prose work, Bachelors Get Lonely, by the poet and novelist Kevin Killian, one of the founding members of the New Narrative movement. The two together depict the author's early years struggling to become a writer in the sexed-up, boozy, drug-ridden world of Long Island's North Shore in the 1970s. It concludes with Triangles in the Sand, a new, previously unpublished memoir of Killian's brief affair in the 1970s with the composer Arthur Russell. Fascination offers a moving and often funny view of the loneliness and desire that defined gay life of that era—a time in which Richard Nixon's resignation intersected with David Bowie's Diamond Dogs—from one of the leading voices in experimental gay writing of the past thirty years. 'Move along the velvet rope,' Killian writes in Bedrooms Have Windows, 'run your shaky fingers past the lacquered Keith Haring graffito: 'You did not live in our time! Be Sorry!''

16.00 EUR

Atlantic Island

Author: Tony Duvert
Title: Atlantic Island
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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Tony Duvert's novel Atlantic Island (originally published in French in 1979) takes place in the soul-crushing suburbs of a remote island off the coast of France. It is told through the shifting perspectives of a group of pubescent and prepubescent boys, ages seven to fourteen, who gather together at night in secret to carry out a series of burglaries throughout their neighborhood. The boys vandalize living rooms and kitchens and make off with, for the most part, petty objects of no value. Their exploits leave the adult community perplexed and outraged, especially when a death occurs and the stakes grow more serious.

Duvert's portrayal of adult life on this Atlantic Island is savage to the point of satire, but the boys and their thieving and sexuality are explored with sympathy. A novel on the loneliness of childhood and the solitude induced by geographical space, it is also an empathetic and generous homage to youth, a crime novel without suspense, and an unsettling fairytale for adults.

16.00 EUR

Daugiakampis

Author: Valentinas Klimašauskas
Title: Daugiakampis
Publisher: Six chairs books
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Artists' Writings
Stock: ✔

A foreign investigator lands in Vilnius on April Fool’s Day on a mission to collect all possible information that would help to crack a password and unlock a sensitive dataset. The investigator has only twenty four hours to meet the locals who could be useful in the search of any clues to untangle the hint phrase – a purple city gate. Together with a poet and a retired detective they visit the main landmarks of Vilnius and even find themselves in a former CIA Black Site. They discuss history and art, memorisation techniques, plane spotting and news making. What kind of keywords or facts can they find in a post-truth era, when neither media nor government or one’s own eyes and language can not be trusted?

Polygon is firstly a reference to a plot device, but its logic is also used in the character development and structure of language. Imagine the plot as if it was a feed in the social networks where the only thing in common between its posts is that they make a new multifaceted present. The story is augmented with a highly subjective repertoire of the artworks that represent the everyday circumstances where we all often find ourselves struggling. The author’s kaleidoscopic vision draws another perspective on contemporary experience, liquid identity, veering between contrasting values and discourses, and asks what does the truth mean in today’s click driven economy.

 (SPOILER: Book in Lithuanian)

10.00 EUR

The Black City. Glosses

Author: Hubert Fichte
Title: The Black City
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Artists' Writings, Essays & Non-Fiction
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The Black City is a portrait of New York City written by Hubert Fichte between 1978 and 1980. One of Germany’s most important postwar authors, Fichte researched the city as the center of the African diaspora, conducting interviews and composing essays about syncretism in culture and the arts, material living conditions in the city, and political and individual struggles based on race, class, and sexuality. His interview partners include Michael Chisolm, arts educator and coordinator of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition; German emigre and artist Lil Picard; photographer Richard Avedon; Leopold Joseph, publisher of the exile newspaper Haiti Observateur; and Teiji Ito, composer and Vodou initiate. The book opens with notes on an exhibition of Haitian art at the Brooklyn Museum, and closes with a self-reflective literary analysis of Herodotus, the first white European to write extensively of his travels and (desirous) encounters in Africa.

24.00 EUR

The Bear in The Mirror

Author: Simone Forti
Title: The Bear in the Mirror
Publisher: Cornerhouse Publications, Vleeshal
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry

Iʼve gathered so many books (….), all about the family. This is all washing over me like a waterfall. I canʼt figure out the genealogy, the chronology flows like currents that wind around each other at different rates. (…). And now Iʼm recognizing that Iʼm part of this tribe, this family of writers writing about our tribe.

These sentences can be found in Simone Fortiʼs new publication, The Bear in the Mirror – a wonderful collection of stories, prose-poems, drawings, photos, letters, notes and memories.

Simone Forti dives into the (his)stories of her family and of the woollen mills they once owned, trying to put all the myths and fragments of information into some kind of perspective. She takes us on a mind-provoking, mesmerizing journey through time and place, from December 1938 till the present moment, from Italy to Los Angeles.

Along the journey we find ourselves in different cities and in the woods, where we meet her family, bears, dogs and spiders.

 & the design by the dearest Nerijus Rimkus 

20.00 EUR

Of Mongrelitude

Author: Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Title: Of Mongrelitude
Publisher: Wave Books
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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Finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry

Of Mongrelitude is a colloquy on the mongrel body, textual and actual, sexual, specieal, and racial. Composed in a hybrid style, it makes the argument that everything can and does come into ‘englyssh’: ancient and invented languages, european and indigenous, tongues not yet named. All of this ‘made up as medicine’, as ceremony for all creatures, as literal song.

16.00 EUR

Even the Dead Rise Up

Author: Francis McKee
Title: Even the Dead Rise Up
Publisher: Bookworks
Subject: Literature

Even the Dead Rise Up, and the political becomes personal. In McKee’s first novel, observations of seances, scientific advances, group education outings, Kurdish protests for the ‘disappeared’, become mixed with his own Tarot influenced visions: a haunting spirit appears; the relation between political resistance and Spiritualism is cast as an insurrectionary force and a millenarian energy, celebrating the ecstatic moment. Histories of isolated early Christians and twentieth century mystics affect the psyche, all of this documented through journal entries that move from Scottish islands to Puerto Rico. Influenced by forms of 1960s new journalism, McKee pushes language to match the raw material of the stories, which become more erratic, signalling the looming fate of the text and its author.

Francis McKee is an Irish writer and curator working in Glasgow. He is Director since 2006 of the CCA, Glasgow, and a lecturer and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art. Since 2011 he has been working as lead researcher on an AHRC research project – The Glasgow Miracle: Materials Towards Alternative Histories. He curated the Scottish participation at the Venice Biennale with Kay Pallister in 2003, and has written and co-published extensively on the work of artists linked to Glasgow. Previously, McKee worked as an historian of medicine for the Wellcome Trust.

12.00 EUR

Calamities

Author: Renee Gladman
Title: Calamities
Publisher: Wave Books
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Essays & Non-fiction
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WINNER of the 2017 Firecracker Award for Nonfiction from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)

Reading Calamities is incantational. The reading experience is one drenched in the constant feeling of ignition and obstruction. Calamities at once demands and inhibits; it solicits and perturbs. It frustrates and tickles. And it reminds us, most forcefully, that narrative is erotically phenomenological. (Prathna Lor, Jacket2)

A collection of linked essays concerned with the life and mind of the writer by one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. Each essay takes a day as its point of inquiry, observing the body as it moves through time, architecture, and space, gradually demanding a new logic and level of consciousness from the narrator and reader.

15.00 EUR

The Great Outdoors

Author: Monika Kalinauskaitė, Monika Janulevičiūtė
Title: The Great Outdoors
Publisher: TLTRPress
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Artists' Books
Stock: ✔

written by Monika Kalinauskaitė, illustrated and designed by Monika Janulevičiūtė


It’s 2017 and your life ISN’T a clusterfuck? Grow the fuck up. Though it’s often cloaked in reticence, the distance between what we want and what we’re offered is unravelling at the seams. Our fail-safes are falling apart. Our bodies are willed into cosmic orgies of fate, time, chance, and cum bubbles. Our universe is collapsing.  It’s no time for shyness—we need all hands on dick. What will happen when we bare it all in the open for everyone to see: our loves, our legs, and our late-night dirty texts, dirty secrets, and dirty pants? There’s a world busting open like a nut: Welcome to the Great Outdoors. ― Nathan Beyonce Ma

www.thegreatoutdoors.121.lt

12.00 EUR

The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories

Author: Lynne Tillman
Title: The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Literature & Poetry

The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories gathers together Lynne Tillman's groundbreaking fiction/essays on culture and places, monuments, artworks, iconic TV shows, and received ideas, written in the third person to record the subtle, ironic, and wry observations of the playful but stern 'Madame Realism.'

Through her use of a fictional character, Tillman devised a new genre of writing that melded fiction and theory, sensation, and critical thought, disseminating her third-person art writer's observations in such magazines as Art in America and in a variety of art exhibition catalogs and artist books. Two decades after the original publication of these texts, her approach to investigation through embodied thought has been wholly absorbed by a new generation of artists and writers. Provocative and wholly pleasurable, Tillman's stories/essays dissect the mundane with alarming precision. As Lydia Davis wrote of her work, 'Our assumptions shift. The every day becomes strange, paradox is embraced, and the unexpected is always around the corner.'

16.00 EUR

Like a Woman

Author: Quinn Latimer
Title: Like a Woman. Essays, Readings, Poems
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Poetry

Moving from Southern California to central and southern Europe, crossing geographies and genres, Quinn Latimer's texts record specters and realities of culture, migration, and displacement, compounding the vagaries of rhetoric and poetics with those of personal history and criticism. 

Composed in the space between the page and live performance, Latimer’s recent essays and poems collected here examine issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture’s relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading, and art making. Shifting between written language and live address, between the needs of the internal and the external voice, Like a Woman retrieves the refrain, the litany, and the chorus, exploring their serial ecstasies and political possibilities.

20.00 EUR

Last Seen Entering the Biltmore

Author: Gary Indiana
Title: Last Seen Entering the Biltmore. Plays, Short Fiction, Poems 1975-2010
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature & Poetry

Before publishing his celebrated first novel, Horse Crazy, in 1987, Gary Indiana wrote and directed twelve plays for an informal company whose performers included the painter Bill Rice, composer Evan Lurie, the poet George-Therese Dickenson, writer and film actress Cookie Mueller, Warhol superstar and painter Viva, writer Victoria Pedersen, singer/actress Sharon Niesp, photographer Allen Frame, the legendary Taylor Mead, novelist Larry Mitchell, and others. Performed at the Mudd Club, Club 57, The Performing Garage, and Bill Rice's E. 3rd Street studio, Indiana's plays offered a kind of community theater for New York's underground.

This volume presents highlights of that repertoire, including Alligator Girls Go to CollegeThe Roman Polanski Story, and Indiana's script for Michel Auder's videofilm A Coupla White Faggots Sitting Around Talking, accompanied by archival performance photographs and selections from Indiana's contemporaneous journals and poems. These hilarious, incisive writings and scripts evoke a vivid and accurate portrait of writers and artists in the lower Manhattan of the 1980s—arguably America's last avant-garde—and anticipates Indiana's impressive subsequent literary career.

16.00 EUR

God, I Don't Even Know Your Name

Author: Andrea Mcginty
Title: God, I Don't Even Know Your Name (New Lovers 3)
Publisher:  Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

Eva is a hot mess. When her promising art career in New York takes a plunge, she enters rehab and finds sobriety-but not peace of mind. She escapes to Europe and loses herself in one hook up after another using Bangly, the newest dating app. She meets a run-of-the-mill Finnish curator and thinks it's love. Or is it just wanderlust?

God, I Don't Even Know Your Name by Andrea McGinty is the third installment of New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

Weird Fucks

Author: Lynne Tillman
Title: Weird Fucks
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry

FICTION. WOMEN'S STUDIES. ART BY AMY SILLMAN. The long out-of-print 1978 novella by the brilliant Lynne Tillman catalogs a series of encounters and relationships spanning the 60s and the 70s. Fucking is involved. So is weird, but in a way that means more than just weird. Think wyrd, like the witch sisters of Macbeth, or already feeling like a ghost, or waiting in a Victorian nightgown on Valium for two months, or knowing more about the cock of the baby alien in your bed than about his face. It's an early work, but already the sentences are classic Lynne Tillman, brutal, funny, concrete, and haunted. This is how WEIRD FUCKS should have always been, alone and beautiful and shiny in the world. The 8 full color artworks by Amy Sillman rub up against the words, and the fine detail and construction make it a pleasurably Weird Fuck to read and hold.

 

18.00 EUR

What is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know). Interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter (1983-2009)

Author: Anselm Berrigan (ed.)
Title: What is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know). Interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter (1983-2009)
Publisher: Wave Books
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Essays & Non-Fiction

The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church was founded in 1966 for the overlapping circles of poets in the Lower East Side of New York. These interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter form a kind of conversation over time between some of the late 20th century's most influential poets and artists, who have come together in this legendary venue over the past 50 years. Includes interviews with Charles North, Anne Waldman, Bernadette Mayer, David Rattray, Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Koch, Harryette Mullen, Barbara Henning, David Henderson, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, Ed Sanders, Samuel Delany, Harry Matthews, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Renee Gladman, Lorenzo Thomas, Fred Moten, Stan Brakhage, Alex Katz, Lewis Warsh, Ron Padgett, Maggie Nelson, Wayne Koestenbaum, Eileen Myles, and more.

22.00 EUR

How to Train Your Virgin

Author: Wednesday Black
Title:  How to Train Your Virgin (New Lovers 1)
Publisher:  Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

14.00 EUR

KUNTALINI

Author: Tamara Faith Berger
Title: KUNTALINI (New Lovers 7)
Publisher:  Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

Eat ass, pray, love. Twenty-five year-old Yoo-hoo experiences a sexual awakening in her yoga class. She breaks up with her boyfriend and travels to Niagara Falls where she meets a cold-fish teen prostitute and an ex-army troglodyte deep in the falls. Yoo-hoo's unforgettable yogic journey sweeps across the realms of hysteria, asana and enlightenment.

Kuntalini is the latest volume in Badlands Unlimited's New Lovers series of short erotic fiction. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today. 

14.00 EUR

Treinte Ban

Author: Bhanu  Kapil
Title: Treinte Ban. A Psychiatric Handbook to Accompany a Work Undone
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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8.00 EUR

Burning Blue

Author: Cara Benedetto
Title: Burning Blue (New Lovers 6)
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

Josey, an ex-model and struggling artist, leaves her loveless husband behind in New York to focus on her work upstate. Her retreat is interrupted when she meets brash and alluring Trish, who opens Josey up to a new sexual awakening. But when she gets her big break back in city, will Josey's ambitions pull the new lovers apart?

Burning Blue by Cara Benedetto is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

I Watch the Human

Author: Laurie Weeks
Title: I Watch the Human
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry

Laurie Weeks’ fiction and other writings have been published in The BafflerViceNestIndexLA Weekly, Semiotext(e)’s The New Fuck You, and Dave Eggers’ The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008. She has taught in writing programs at UC San Diego and the New School, and has toured the US with the girl-punk group Sister Spit.

8.00 EUR

I Would Do Anything for Love

Author: Al Bedell
Title: I Would Do Anything for Love (New Lovers 5)
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

High school freshman Cecily Nicole Scott is looking for love in all the wrong places. She finds it first with Mike A in the back of his car. Then she meets Mike B, a "Professional Devirginizer." Smart, tender and depraved, IWDAFL is Spring Breakers meets Judy Blume.

I Would Do Anything for Love by Al Bedell is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

We Love Lucy

Author: Lilith Wes
Title:We Love Lucy (New Lovers 2)
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

On the night of her 30th birthday, Lucy's best friend Nicholas gives her just what she's always wanted-the chance to watch him and his handsome boyfriend James get it on in the flesh. But what happens when Nicholas' gift merely whets her appetite? When a feast for the eyes leaves her heart and body famished, how far will Lucy go to satisfy her hunger? And what will it mean for their friendship? 

We Love Lucy by Lilith Wes is the second book of New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

Peer Confession

Authors:  Rachel B. Glaser & John Maradik
Title: Peer Confessions
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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Norene and I both want boyfriends. Years ago we just pretended to want them, but now I actually feel achy. My life will totally flip once I get one. It will be like when B.C. switched to A.D. Once I get him, I will pour my love into him like magic in a funnel. Norene and I want tall, hilarious boys. I am going to make mine spin like a statue on a music box. I will shine my flashlight all over him, and understand his penis and why it looks like that. Norene will have hers do her homework.

8.00 EUR