Miranda July's Bookshelf

Miranda July's Bookshelf


  • 33 1/3 (83) Television's Marquee Moon

    By Bryan Waterman

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441186058
    • Publisher: Continuum
    • Published: June 2011
    Bryan Waterman peels back the layers of Television’s (the band) origin myth and, assembling a rich historical archive, situates the band’s first album, Marquee Moon, in a broader cultural history of SoHo and the East Village. As Waterman traces the downtown scene’s influences, public image, and reputation via a range of print, film, and audio recordings readers come to recognize the real historical surprises that the documentary evidence still has to yield and come to a new appreciation of this quintessential album of the New York City night, - past, present, and future. Bibliography. 222p.
  • A Time for Everything

    By Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780980033083
    • Publisher: Archipelago Books
    • Published: November 2009
    In the sixteenth century, Antinous Bellori, a boy of eleven, is lost in a dark forest and stumbles upon two glowing beings, one carrying a spear, the other a flaming torch ... This event is decisive in Bellori's life, and he thereafter devotes himself to the pursuit and study of angels, the intermediaries of the divine.Beginning in the Garden of Eden and soaring through to the present, A Time for Everything reimagines pivotal encounters between humans and angels: the glow of the cherubim watching over Eden; the profound love between Cain and Abel despite their differences; Lot's shame in Sodom; Noah's isolation before the flood; Ezekiel tied to his bed, prophesying ferociously; the death of Christ; and the emergence of sensual, mischievous cherubs in the seventeenth century. Alighting upon these dramatic scenes - from the Bible and beyond - Knausgaard's imagination takes flight: the result is a dazzling display of storytelling at its majestic, spellbinding best. Incorporating and challenging tradition, legend, and the Apocrypha, these penetrating glimpses hazard chilling questions: can the nature of the divine undergo change, and can the immortal perish?
  • Building Stories

    By Chris Ware

    Our Price: $36.00 - $60.00
    • Format: Boxed Set
    • ISBN-13: 9780375424335
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: October 2012
    The award-winning creator of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth presents an intricately illustrated, sprawling tale about the residents in a three-story Chicago apartment building, including a lonely single woman, a couple who are growing to despise each other and an elderly landlady. 50,000 first printing.
  • Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel

    By Lynda Barry

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684838465
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: October 2000
    Part 'Easy Rider' and part bipolar 'Wizard of Oz,' this novel - the life of a post-acid-dropping sixteen-year-old in 1971 - includes a one-way trip across America fueled by revenge and greed and a vivid cast of characters. The author has 'an ear for the casual cruelties of teenage conversation.' Illustrations by the author. 306p. Pap.
  • Diaries, 1910-1923

    By Franz Kafka

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805209068
    • Publisher: Schocken Books
    • Published: November 1988
    Though Franz Kafka is one of the greatest and most widely read and discussed authors of the twentieth century, and continues to be a tremendous influence on artists of our time, he remains an elusive figure, his life and work open to endless interpretation. These diaries reveal the essential Kafka behind the enigmatic artist. Covering the period from 1910 to 1923, the year before Kafka's death at the age of forty, they provide a penetrating look into Kafka's world-notes on life in Prague, accounts of his dreams, his feelings for the father he worshipped and for the woman he could not bring himself to marry, his sense of guilt and of being an outcast, and his struggles and triumphs in expressing himself as a writer. Now, for the first time in this country, the complete diaries of Franz Kafka are available in one volume. They are not only indispensable to an understanding of Kafka the man and the artist, but are a completely readable, haunting account of a life of almost unbearable intensity.
  • Do the Windows Open?

    By Julie Hecht

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140271454
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: February 1998
    A collection of stories told by a fictional photographer explores footware, nature, television, popular culture, marriage, and communication
  • Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller

    By Cookie Mueller

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783942214209
    • Publisher: Bbooks Verlag
    • Published: September 2014
  • Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

    By Andrew Solomon

    Our Price: $19.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743236720
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: October 2013
  • How Should a Person Be?

    By Sheila Heti

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250032447
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: June 2013
    Facing a creative dilemma after a failed marriage, Sheila gathers inspiration from a depraved and free-spirited artist who becomes her lover, in a tale based on incidents from the author's life.
  • How to Build a Girl

    By Caitlin Moran

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062335975
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: September 2014
    After she shames herself on local TV, 14-year-old Johanna Morgan reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde--a fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer--until two years later, while eviscerating bands as a music critic, she realizes she's built Dolly with a fatal flaw. By the best-selling author of How to Be a Woman. 75,000 first printing.
  • Humiliation

    By Wayne Koestenbaum

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312429225
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: August 2011
    Part of the Big Ideas//Small Books series.
  • It's OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids

    By Heather Shumaker

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781585429363
    • Publisher: Tarcher
    • Published: August 2012
    Traces the author's discoveries while trying to raise her children to be kind and self-sufficient, challenging popular expert views and extending alternative perspectives on such topics as toys associated with violence, gender biases and coloring outside the lines. Original. 10,000 first printing.
  • Leaving the Atocha Station

    By Ben Lerner

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566892742
    • Publisher: Coffee House Press
    • Published: August 2011
    Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. Instead of following the dictates of his fellowship, Adam’s “research” becomes a meditation on the possibility of the genuine in the arts and beyond. Is poetry as essential art form, or merely a screen for the reader’s projections? Are his relationships with the people he meets in Spain as fraudulent as he fears his poems are? A witness to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and their aftermath, does he participate in historic events or merely watch them pass him by? A portrait of the artist as a young man in age of Google searches, pharmaceuticals, and spectacle. 181p.
  • Lightning Rods

    By Helen DeWitt

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811220347
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: October 2012
    After failing to succeed as a salesman, Joe finally finds a product he can sell and refuses to fail regardless of the obstacles in his way.
  • Mike Mills: Graphics Films

    By Mike Mills

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9788862080750
    • Publisher: DAMIANI
    • Published: February 2009
    This first retrospective monograph covers fifteen years of Mills' work in the fields of graphic design, film, and art. The book includes album cover designs that have become part of our cultural landscape, such as work for The Beastie Boys, Beck, Sonic Youth, The John Spencer Blues Explosion, as well as his covers & videos for the French band Air. Also included are graphics, textiles, and t-shirts for Marc Jacobs, X-Girl, and Humans, as well as rarely seen documentation of his exhibition at the Andrea Rosen Galley, in New York, the MU Foundation in The Netherlands, the Alleged Gallery, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, and the National Design Triennial at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Illus. 176p.