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  • 33 1/3 (86) Talking Heads' Fear of Music

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441121004
    • Publisher: Continuum
    • Published: 2012
    It's the summer of 1979. A fifteen-year-old boy listens to WNEW on the radio in his bedroom in Brooklyn. A monotone voice (it's the singer's) announces into dead air in between songs "The Talking Heads have a new album, it's called Fear of Music"; - and everything spins outward from that one moment.Jonathan Lethem treats Fear of Music; (the third album by the Talking Heads, and the first produced by Brian Eno) as a masterpiece - edgy, paranoid, funky, addictive, rhythmic, repetitive, spooky and fun. He scratches obsessively at the album's songs, guitars, rhythms, lyrics, packaging, downtown origins, and legacy, showing how Fear of Music hints at the directions (positive and negative) the band would take in the future. Lethem transports us again to the New York City of another time - tackling one of his great adolescent obsessions and illuminating the ways in which we fall in and out of love with works of art.
  • A Gambler's Anatomy

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101873670
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: September 2017
  • Ancient History: A Paraphase

    By Joseph McElroy

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781938604232
    • Publisher: Dzanc Books
    • Published: June 2013
    An uninvited guest, entering the empty New York apartment of a man known to intimates as "Dom," proceeds to write for his absent host a curious confession. Its close accounts of friendship since boyhood with two men surely unknown to Dom and certainly to each other is interleaved with the story of Dom himself.Ancient History is one of the only novels by Joseph McElroy to not have been re-issued in paperback, coming out alongside his new novel after a year-long re-introduction of his work to readers via eBooks.
  • As She Climbed Across the Table

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111700672
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: 1997
    (1997). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by author. Light wear to d.j. VG/VG.
  • Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island

    By James Agee

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780823224920
    • Publisher: Fordham University Press
    • Published: October 2005
    In 1939, James Agee was assigned by Fortune magazine to write an article on Brooklyn for a special issue on New York City. His draft was rejected for creative differences, & remained unpublished until it appeared in Esquire in 1968 under the title 'Brooklyn Is: Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes.' Resonant with the sounds of Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, and Tom Wolfe, this essay takes its place alongside Alfred Kazin's 'AWalker in the City' as a great writer's love-song to Brooklyn, and alongside E.B. White's 'Here is New York' as an essential statement of the place so many call home. In 10,000 words, Agee creates an unforgettable & indelible portrait.
  • Chronic City

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307277527
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: August 2010
    Chase Insteadman, former child television star, has a new role in life - permanent guest on the Upper East Side dinner party circuit, where he is consigned to talk about his astronaut fiancee, Janice Trumbull, who is trapped on a circling Space Station. A chance encounter collides Chase with Perkus Tooth, a wily pop culture guru with a vicioui conspiratorial streak and the best marijuana in town. Despite theire disparate backgrounds and trajectories Chase and Perkus discover they have a lot in common, including a cast of friends from all walks of life in Manhattan. From the author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solititude. 467p.
  • Girl In Landscape

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571225286
    • Publisher: Faber and Faber
    • Published: December 2004
    The heroine of this science-fiction Western is fourteen-year-old Paula Marsh, whose mother dies just as her family flees a post-apocalyptic Brooklyn for the frontier of a recently discovered planet. Hating her ineffectual father, and troubled by a powerful attraction to the virile but dangerous loner who holds sway over the little colony, Paula embarks on a course of discovery that will have tragic and irrevocable consequences. From the author of 'Motherless Brooklyn' and 'The Fortress of Solitude.' 280p.
  • Gregory Crewdson

    By Gregory Crewdson

    Our Price: $145.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780847840915
    • Publisher: Rizzoli
    • Published: November 2013
    A definitive and comprehensive survey of the work of one of America’s best-known and most acclaimed photographers. Renowned for his melancholic, dramatic, and painterly images of small-town America, Gregory Crewdson has evolved over a nearly thirty-year career into one of the world’s most acclaimed and recognizable photographers. With a meticulous approach that has been likened to that of a film director, Crewdson typically works with a large crew and extremely technical sets to achieve a remarkably atmospheric and textured perspective. His fanatical attention to light and location creates a vision of life at once familiar and haunting; his artistic vision seems in line with those of Edward Hopper and David Lynch. Published together for the first time are images from each of his many series of work, from the little-seen black-and-white images of Fireflies to more recent masterpieces such as Beneath the Roses and Sanctuary. With a narrative of short stories written specially to accompany each series by Jonathan Lethem, an introductory overview by Nancy Spector, and an essay by Melissa Harris on his unique process, this is the definitive monograph on the work of a true contemporary master of photography.
  • Lucky Alan: And Other Stories

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385539814
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: February 2015
    Nine short tales by the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist vacillate between reality and surrealism and include the stories "Pending Vegan," "The King of Sentences" and "The Porn Critic."
  • One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway

    By Ezra Bookstein

    Our Price: $22.45
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781616896744
    • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
    • Published: May 2018
  • The New York Pizza Project

    By Nick Johnson

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780692419779
    • Publisher: The New York Pizza Project
    • Published: 2015
    Exploring a city through its quintessential food.
  • The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112123944
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
    • Published: 1996
    (1996). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author. Clean and bright copy. Some slight bumping to ends of spine. Some slight bumping to ends of d.j. spine. VG/VG.
  • You Don't Love Me Yet

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $6.00
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571235643
    • Publisher: FABER & FABER
    • Published: 2007
    Lucinda, bass player with a stil-nameless band, spends her days listening to annoying complainers at a call center. When she finally agrees to meet with one particular caller, she falls head over heels in love. Her band uses the caller's rants as the inspiration for their big break-out song, so in turn the Complainer insists on joining the band. And Lucinda quickly realizes that things will never be the same again. 224p. Kindle Price: $9.99
  • You Don't Love Me Yet

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110257047
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: 2007
    (2007). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author. Minor bumping to spine ends. Slight edgewear to dust jacket. VG/VG.
  • You Don't Love Me Yet

    By Jonathan Lethem

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400076826
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: April 2008
    In this hilarious novel about love, art, and what it's like to be young in Los Angeles, Lucinda Hoekke's daytime gig as a telephone operator at the Complaint Line - an art gallery's high-minded installation piece - is about exciting aslistening to dead air. Her real passion is playing bass in her forever struggling band. But recently a frequent caller, the Complainer, has captivated her with his philosophical musings. When Lucinda's band begins to incorporate the Complainer's catchy, existential phrases into their song lyrics, they are suddenly on the cusp of their big break. There is only one problem: the Complainer wants in. 234p.

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