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Semiotext(e) / Native Agents

The novel by Catherine Breillat on which her acclaimed and reviled film Anatomy of Hell is based.

or, how death befell me

A young woman’s fabulist search for her long-lost twin brother overturns all notions of motherhood, magic realism, and miscegenation.

The critically acclaimed adventures of an ex-Goth, ex-straight-girl, ex-lesbian, ex-Catholic schoolgirl on the road in 1990s America.

A novel in which a renegade academic and punk intellectual known only as X acts alone to eliminate an infamous Holocaust denier.

A collection of stories told through the movies that revisits the lower Manhattan art world and the Atlantic haven of Provincetown in the 1980s.

A Definitive History of Five or Six Years on the Lower East Side

Artist David Wojnarowicz on his work, his aspirations, his personal history, his political views; Wojnarowicz in dialogue with Sylvère Lotringer, along with personal accounts from friends and fellow artists collected after Wojnarowicz's death.

An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks

From Brooklyn to Chavez Ravine, 50 years of New York and Los Angeles history collide in a mix of voices from three generations in this "living novel" by Heather Woodbury.

A novel set in 1991, post-MTV, pre-AOL: Sylvie, longing for a life more like the TV show thirtysomething, sets off with her husband, Columbia University professor Jerome, to Romania to adopt a child.

In a futuristic thriller, a veteran of Sarajevo must escort a young woman pregnant with a mutant embryo, a genetically modified messiah whose birth may signal the end of human life as we know it.

A novel about life under enlightened totalitarianism in the twenty-third century and the efforts of a mild-mannered junk dealer to change the human condition.

A novel set in post-9/11 New York City about a supermodel and the ultimate Broadway blockbuster.

Leash extends the logic of S&M to its inexorable and startling conclusion, darkly and hilariously revealing the masochistic impulse as the urge to disappear from the chores, obligations, and emotional vacuity of daily life.

The Collected Interviews of Wiliam S. Burroughs, 1960–1997

Burroughs Live gathers all the interviews, both published and unpublished, given by William Burroughs, as well as conversations with well-known writers, artists, and musicians such as Tenessee Williams, Timothy Leary, Patti Smith, Keith Richards, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, and Gregory Corso.

Flanagan's last finished work, is an extraordinary chronicle of the final year of his life before his death from cystic fibrosis at the age of forty-three.

This odd, transcendent and triumphant novel completes Howe's series of quasi-autobiographical, radically philosophical fictions begun in 1972.

In Aliens & Anorexia, Kraus argues for empathy as the ultimate perceptive tool, and reclaims anorexia from the psychoanalytic girl-ghetto of poor "self-esteem."

A collection of short stories, set among the disappeared and darkened sectors of New York City, about characters who fall prey to an increasingly bureaucratized poverty.

Adventures in Lesbian Reading
Edited by Eileen Myles and Liz Kotz

A unique and provocative anthology of lesbian writing, guaranteed to soothe the soulful and savage the soulless. Includes Adele Bertei, Holly Hughes, Sapphire, Laurie Weeks, and many more.

Collects stories, manifestos, rants and songs by Homer Erotic lead singer/poet/politico Barbara Barg.

This collection of stories and essays reveals the erudite as well as the adventurous side of David Rattray, whose writing lies at the conjunction of travel and wisdom, where the spiritual informs the sinful.

A collection of early and not-so-early work by the mistress of gut-level fiction-making.

This brilliant, incisive volume captures the high points of Myles' work in New York City during the 1980s.

Cookie trips through her forty-year odyssey on this planet—from LSD to shopping at the A&P, from birthing Max to shooting Pink Flamingos

Rower's fiction is a devious transcription of life as it morphs into stories that turn into still more stories, palimpsets inscribed in a true confessional mode: a transfiction.

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