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  • After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents)

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $22.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781635900569
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: August 2018
  • After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents)

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $22.45
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781635900064
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: August 2017
  • Aliens & Anorexia

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584351269
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: August 2013
    First published in 2000, Chris Kraus's second novel, Aliens &Anorexia, defined a female form of chance that is both emotional and radical. Unfoldinglike a set of Chinese boxes, with storytelling and philosophy informing each other, the novel weavestogether the lives of earnest visionaries and failed artists. Its characters include Simone Weil,the first radical philosopher of sadness; the artist Paul Thek; Kraus herself; and"Africa," Kraus's virtual S&M partner, who is shooting a big-budget Hollywood film inNamibia while Kraus holes up in the Northwest woods to chronicle the failure of Gravity& Grace, her own low-budget independent film.In Aliens& Anorexia, Kraus makes a case for empathy as the ultimate perceptive tool, andreclaims anorexia from the psychoanalytic girl-ghetto of poor "self-esteem." Anorexia,Kraus writes, could be an attempt to leave the body altogether: a rejection of the cynicism thatthis culture hands us through its food. As Palle Yourgrau writes in the book's new foreword,"Kraus's rescue operation for aliens like Weil from behind enemy lines on planet Earth is agift, if, in the end, like all good deeds, it remains -- as Weil herself would be the first toinsist -- a fool's errand."
  • Belladonna

    By Tisa Bryant

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780976485780
    • Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
    • Published: January 2009
    Poetry. LGBT Studies. Limited Edition. In this special series of eight perfect-bound books, each book is an anthology and a conversation between the guest curator and the elder(s) she hosts. In ELDERS SERIES #3, Tisa Bryant hosts Chris Kraus.Belladonna* has featured over 150 writers of wildly diverse age and origin, writers who work in conversation and collaboration within and between multiple forms, languages, and critical fields. 2009 marked the tenth anniversary of their mission to promote the work of women writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, impossible to define, delicious to talk about, unpredictable, and dangerous with language. As performance and as printed text, the work collects, gathers over time and space, and forms a kind of conversation about the feminist avant garde: what it is and how it comes to be. The anniversary ELDERS SERIES is a continuation of this conversation, which highlights the fact of influence and continuity of the ideas, poetics, and concerns we circle through.
  • Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584350125
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: May 2001
    Compiled in 2001 to commemorate the passing of an era, Hatred of Capitalism brings together highlights of Semiotext(e)'s most beloved and prescient works. Semiotext(e)'s three-decade history mirrors the history of American thought. Founded by French theorist and critic Sylvere Lotringer as a scholarly journal in 1974, Semiotext(e) quickly took on the mission of melding French theory with the American art world and punk underground. Its Foreign Agents, Native Agents, Active Agents and Double Agents imprints have brought together thinkers and writers as diverse as Gilles Deleuze, Assata Shakur, Bob Flanagan, Paul Virillio, Kate Millet, Jean Baudrillard, Michelle Tea, William S. Burroughs, Eileen Myles, Ulrike Meinhof, and Fanny Howe. In Hatred of Capitalism, editors Kraus and Lotringer bring these people together in the same volume for the first time.
  • I Love Dick

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584350347
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: September 2006
    A self-described failed filmmaker falls obsessively in love with her theorist-husband's colleague: a manifesto for a new kind of feminism and the power of first-person narration.
  • O Pioneers!

    By Willa Cather

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593082055
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
    • Published: 2003
    O Pioneers!, by Willa Cather, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. "The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman," writes Willa Cather in O Pioneers! The country is America; the woman is Alexandra Bergson, a fiercely independent young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm in Nebraska. A model of emotional strength, courage, and resolve, Alexandra fights long and hard to transform her father's patch of raw, wind-blasted prairie into a highly profitable business. A gripping saga of love, murder, greed, failure, and triumph, O Pioneers! vividly portrays the hardships of prairie life. Above all, it champions the belief that hard work is the surest road to personal fulfillment. Described upon publication in The New York Times as “American in the best sense of the word,” O Pioneers! celebrates the men and women who struggled to build a nation that is both compelling and contradictory. Chris Kraus is the author of Aliens & Anorexia, I Love Dick, and the forthcoming novel, Torpor. She is co-editor of Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotexte Reader, and edits Semiotexte Native Agents, a series of mostly female underground fiction.
  • Social Practices (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents)

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781635900392
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: October 2018
  • Streetopia

    By Rebecca Solnit

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780692424285
    • Publisher: Booklyn
    • Published: October 2015
  • Summer of Hate

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584351139
    • Publisher: Semiotex(e)
    • Published: August 2012
    "In his journal, Paul liked to make lists: What he ordered from Commissary(shaving cream, toothpaste, deodorant, the transistor radio he had for a week before the guards tookit away). The books he picked off the cart (The Bible, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Codependent NoMore.) What phone calls he made and received; also, Bible Study certificates, letters and cards, hisworkout routines and his moods (Anxious, Nervous, Trusting in God, but mostly Depressed). Paul has arecord of every push-up he did while he was in prison but he cannot remember shit about whathappened before his arrest."--from Summer of HateWakingup from the chilling high of a near-death sex game, Catt Dunlop travels to Albuquerque in 2005 toreinvest some windfall real-estate gains and reengage with something approximating "reallife." Aware that the critical discourse she has used to build her career as a visitingprofessor and art critic is really a cipher for something else, she hopes that buying and fixingslum buildings will bring her more closely in touch with American life than the essays shewrites.In Albuquerque, she becomes romantically involved with Paul Garcia, arecently sober ex-con who has just served sixteen months in state prison for defrauding HalliburtonIndustries, his former employer, of $873. Almost forty years old, Paul is highly intelligent buthas only been out of New Mexico twice. He has no information. With Catt's help, he makes plans toattend UCLA, only to be arrested on a ten-year-old bench warrant en route.Caughtin the nightmarish Byzantine world of the legal system, Catt and Paul's empathic attempts to saveeach other's lives seems doomed to dissolve. Summer of Hate is a novel aboutflawed reciprocity and American justice, recording recent events through the prism of a beleagueredromance. As lucid and trenchant as ever, Kraus in her newest novel reminds us that the writer can bea first responder of sorts when power becomes invisible, or merely banal.
  • Torpor (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584351658
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: January 2015
    Sylvie wanted to believe that misery could simply be replaced with happiness. Time was a straight line, stretching out before you. If you could create a golden kind of time and lay it right beside the other time, the time of horror, Bad History could just recede into the distance without ever having to be resolved. -- from TorporSet at the dawn of the New World Order, Chris Kraus's third novel, Torpor loops back to the beginning of the decade that was the basis ofI Love Dick, her pseudo-confessional cult-classic debut. It's summer, 1991, post-MTV, pre-AOL. Jerome Shafir and Sylvie Green, two former New Yorkers who can no longer afford an East Village apartment, set off on a journey across the entire former Soviet Bloc with the specious aim of adopting a Romanian orphan. Nirvana's on the radio everywhere, and wars are erupting across Yugoslavia.Unhappily married to Jerome, a 53-year-old Columbia University professor who loathes academe, Sylvie thinks only of happiness. There are only two things, Sylvie thinks, that will save them: a child of their own, and the success of The Anthropology of Unhappiness, her husband's long-postponed book on the Holocaust. But as they move forward toward impoverished Romania, Jerome's memories of his father's extermination at Auschwitz and his own childhood survival impede them. Savagely ironic and deeply lyrical,Torpor is Kraus's most personal novel to date.
  • Video Green: Los Angeles and the Triumph of Nothingness

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584350224
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: August 2004
    Video Green examines the explosion of late 1990s art produced by high-profile graduate programs that catapulted Los Angeles into the epicenter of the international art world. Probing the programs' own art-critical buzzwords, Chris Kraus asks how LA art came to be so completely divorced from the city's other realities. Radicalized beyond belief, Video Green does for contemporary art what Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces did for the 20th century, mapping the persistence of peripheral culture.
  • Visualizing the Tragic

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $220.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199276028
    • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
    • Published: July 2007
  • Where Art Belongs (Semiotext(e) / Intervention)

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584350989
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: March 2011
    "In Where Art Belongs, Chris Kraus examines artistic enterprises of the past decade that reclaim the use of lived time as a material in the creation of visual art. In four interlinked essays, Kraus expands the argument begun in her earlier book Video Green that 'the art world is interesting only insofar as it reflects the larger world outside it.' Moving from New York to Berlin to Los Angeles to the Pueblo Nuevo barrio of Mexicali, Kraus addresses such subjects as the ubiquity of video, the legacy of the1960s Amsterdam underground newspaper Suck, and the activities of the New York art collective Bernadette Corporation. She examines the uses of boredom, poetry, privatized prisons, community art, corporate philanthropy, vertically integrated manufacturing, and discarded utopias, revealing the surprising persistence of microcultures within the matrix"--Publisher's description.
  • Whistle for the Wind

    By Ryan McGinley

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112483284
    • Publisher: Rizzoli
    • Published: 2012
    (2012). 4to. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by McGinley. Slight bumping and rubbing to extremities of boards and spine. Clean, bright copy. Light transference from inscription at half-title to f.f.e.p. Gentle rubbing and impressions to minorly edgeworn d.j. Some curling at d.j. extremities. Trace soiling to rear panel. VG/VG.

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