Pisti 80, Rue De Belleville Estelle Hoy

Published by After 8 Books, Paris, 2020, 120 pages (b/w ill.), 11 × 18 cm, English

Price: €13

Estelle Hoy offers a wry exploration of the seductive allure of tropes and cliché in the art world and politics in this novella, which documents the story of Pisti, a leftist Hungarian activist and her anarchist collective based in Paris. In the course of one night in a Belleville apartment, old friends and new lovers converse about contemporary politics, activism and art, violence, and queer issues. The book is also an experiment in writing, teasing the reader with namedropping and appropriation. Whole phrases are lifted from other texts and woven seamlessly into the narrative. Based in Berlin and Paris, Hoy is a feminist writer, socially engaged artist, political activist, and academic.

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The Tower of Babel Jack Spicer

Published by Talisman House,Jersey City, 1994, 170 pages, 14 × 21.3 cm, English

Price: €14

An established writer from an Eastern college returning to his former San Francisco haunts becomes entangled in a labyrinthine series of events that culminate in the sudden violent death of a respected poet. Described by Lewis Ellingham and Kevin Killian as “a satiric look at the private world of poetry gone public in the wake of the Six Gallery HOWL reading of October, 1955,” The Tower of Babel includes finely detailed sketches of the San Francisco poetry world and gay life as they existed then.

Jack Spicer (January 30, 1925 – August 17, 1965) was an American poet often identified with the San Francisco Renaissance. In 2009, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer won the American Book Award for poetry. He spent most of his writing-life in San Francisco

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Sitt Marie Rose Etel Adnan

Published by The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, 1982, 106 pages, 14 × 17.7 cm, English

Price: €13

Sitt Marie Rose is the story of a woman abducted by militiamen during the civil war in Lebanon. A classic of war literature, it won the France-Pays Arabes award in Paris and has been translated into six languages. Translated from the French by Georgina Kleege.

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The Boiled in Between (Special Edition) Helen Marten

Published by Prototype Publishing, London, 2020, hand-painted bookplate, gold foil printed bookmark, 200 pages, 11.4 × 17.8 cm, English

Price: €40 (Out of stock)

The Boiled in Between is the debut novel by Turner Prize-winning artist Helen Marten, an ambitious literary work full of beauty and sorrow. It is a novel told in the action of persistence and questioning: how the rhythms of a world built upon metaphor and symbolism can collide with relationships personal and domestic.

To celebrate the publication of The Boiled in Between, 50 special edition copies have been produced which include a handmade, hand-painted bookplate, signed and numbered by the author and a gold foil-printed bookmark.

Helen Marten is an artist based in London. She was included in the 55th and 56th International Venice Biennales and in 2016 won both the Turner Prize and the inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture.

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The Boiled in Between Helen Marten

Published by Prototype Publishing, London, 2020, 200 pages, 11.4 × 17.8 cm, English

Price: €15 (Temporarily out of stock)

The Boiled in Between is the debut novel by Turner Prize-winning artist Helen Marten, an ambitious literary work full of beauty and sorrow. It is a novel told in the action of persistence and questioning: how the rhythms of a world built upon metaphor and symbolism can collide with relationships personal and domestic.

Helen Marten is an artist based in London. She was included in the 55th and 56th International Venice Biennales and in 2016 won both the Turner Prize and the inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture.

#2020 #fiction #helenmarten
The Female Man Joanna Russ

Published by Orion Publishing Group, London, 209 pages, 12.8 × 19.7 cm, English

Price: €9 (Temporarily out of stock)

The Female Man is a classic feminist science fiction novel by American writer Joanna Russ, published in 1975. Four women, Joanna, Jeannine, Janet and Jael, live in four different and parallel worlds. Joanna lives in a world similar to 1970s Earth. Jeannine lives in a world where the Great Depression did not end, WW2 never happened, and Japan is still an imperial power. Janet lives in Whileaway, a Utopian society in the far future where men have long since died out in a gender-specific plague. Jael lives in a dystopia where men and women are fighting an enduring and literal battle of the sexes, where women trade children for resources and young boys have cosmetic surgery to resemble women. As the women are transported into these other worlds and meet one another, their perspectives on gender, identity and the societies in which they each live are radically altered.

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