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Book of Mutter (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781584351962
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Published: Semiotext(e) - March 17th, 2017

A refusal to fit into a box, and so the writing more than ever resembles the process of grief, woven into theory, art, and archive. Zambreno remains one of my favorite writers.


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All About Love: New Visions (Love Song to the Nation) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060959470
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

bell hooks investigates the toxic forms of love that pervade American culture - and the user accessible language to do it - then she urges us to charge how we love: rejecting toxic behaviors, embracing wider definitions of love, even completely rearranging the language we use. Essential reading for making the world we want to live in.


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$18.00
ISBN: 9780996002592
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Published: Futurepoem - December 15th, 2018

A quietly wild, seriously fecund text. Oh my G. A vine, a ripe fruit bursting with juice, brought forth by the rhizome at the heart of it all.


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Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374531157
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 22nd, 2008

Hartman weaves emotion into the scholar's journey to fill in the blank spaces left in the historical record by the people historians considered beneath remembering, and how that search fails. This meditation on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its legacy will break your heart and make you think.


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By Martha Rosler, Stephen Squibb (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781934105818
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Published: Sternberg Press - September 6th, 2013

Artist Martha Rosler looks critically at the intersections of art practice, labor, and capital in this influential essay collection. Laying out her theses succinctly, she frames them in the context of Occupy and other global demands for change. Collectively, her essays ask, How can we construct new understandings of art, culture, and class within the contemporary economy?


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Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Fourth Edition Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781879960855
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Published: Aunt Lute Books - June 12th, 2012

Pick this up to get started immersing yourself in Chicana Feminism in the border states. Check out Wendy Trevino and Cherríe Moraga for further reading.


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Margaret the First Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936787357
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Published: Catapult - March 15th, 2016

Dutton's novel is a luscious portrait of the life and work of Margaret Cavendish, a scholar and thinker of the 17th century. Dutton's prose sparkles with a poetry that captures the abundance of the earth, the excess of Stuart England, the cold beauty of exile during England's Civil War, and the decadence of the Restoration period. This book is a literal diamond.


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My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947793286
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Published: Tin House Books - February 4th, 2020

Tender and beautiful, a story of Carson McCullers's censored lesbian life, and Shapland's own self-acceptance in the post-2016 political climate.

 


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Screen Tests: Stories and Other Writing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062392046
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 23rd, 2019

Zambreno's stories think relentlessly: about film and writing, writers and art. Is it fiction or memoir? What's certain is how darkly funny they are. The essays in the back are like bonus tracks.


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ISBN: 9781788737371
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Published: Verso - October 29th, 2019

A collection of funny, serious, true theses on Valerie Solanas, gender, desire, and Andy Warhol. This is vulnerable theory-memoir.

 


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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

Keefe's accessible, narrative prose gets to the bottom of a murder in Northern Ireland, driven by the violence of Troubles. An essential read for anyone interested in the region's geopolitical history (now brought to the fore once again by Brexit).


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Eleanor, Or, the Rejection of the Progress of Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566895088
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 14th, 2018

The story of a runaway woman inside the story of another woman and her manuscript. An unsettling read about revision, intimacy, data, and loss.


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The Corner That Held Them Cover Image
By Sylvia Townsend Warner, Claire Harman (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681373874
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 10th, 2019

Warner is concerned with the day-to-day lives of women living collectively, with poverty and human frailty. It's also sinfully funny.


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You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062840639
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Published: HarperOne - January 7th, 2020

Chani Nicholas became known on the internet for her queer intersectional horoscopes. Her NYT bestseller is a guide to your own stars. Chani is the midwife, you are the baby.