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San Francisco

  • Breathturn Into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan

    Paul Celan, one of the greatest German-language poets of the twentieth century, created an oeuvre that stands as testimony to the horrors of his times and as an attempt to chart a topography for a new, uncontaminated language and world. Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry gathers …

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  • Caryl Phillips: The Lost Child

    Caryl Phillips's The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and outcasts, haunted by the past and fighting to liberate themselves from it. At its center is Monica Johnson—cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner—and her bitter struggle to raise her sons in the shadow of…

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  • Mary Doria Russell - Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

    A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands... That was America in 1881. All those forces came…

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  • Slavoj Žižek

    Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse, In Defense of Lost Causes, and four volumes of the Essential Žižek among many others. He is a professor at the European…

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  • Marc Olmstead on Allen Ginsberg

    Celebrating the release of Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg 1972-1997 - Letters and Recollections. Marc Olmsted, a young poet, wrote to Allen Ginsberg in 1972 and was surprised to receive a reply from one of America's most important poets. This letter began a friendship that lasted for decades,…

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  • David Meltzer | Two Way Mirror: A Poetry Notebook

    Two-Way Mirror is a classic book of poetics by Beat Generation poet David Meltzer. Written in short remarks, autobiographical anecdotes, and inspirational quotations drawn from philosophical, ethnographic, and literary sources, Two-Way Mirror is both a nondidactic guide to the art Meltzer has devoted…

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