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The Undying
Anne Boyer

FSG Books - 26.00€ - in stock

A week after her forty-first birthday, the acclaimed poet Anne Boyer was diagnosed with highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. For a single mother living paycheck to paycheck who had always been the caregiver rather than the one needing care, the catastrophic illness was both a crisis and an initiation into new ideas about mortality and the gendered politics of illness.

A twenty-first-century Illness as Metaphor, as well as a harrowing memoir of survival, The Undying explores the experience of illness as mediated by digital screens, weaving in ancient Roman dream diarists, cancer hoaxers and fetishists, cancer vloggers, corporate lies, John Donne, pro-pain ”dolorists,” the ecological costs of chemotherapy, and the many little murders of capitalism. It excoriates the pharmaceutical industry and the bland hypocrisies of ”pink ribbon culture” while also diving into the long literary line of women writing about their own illnesses and ongoing deaths: Audre Lorde, Kathy Acker, Susan Sontag, and others

Spiritual World Tour
Nat Marcus

Tabloid Publications - 15.00€ - in stock

Spiritual World Tour by Nat Marcus.

My Emily Dickinson
Susan Howe

New Directions Books - 16.00€ - in stock

For Wallace Stevens, “Poetry is the scholar’s art.” Susan Howe—taking the poet-scholar-critics Charles Olson, H.D., and William Carlos Williams (among others) as her guides—embodies that art in her 1985 My Emily Dickinson (winner of the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award). Howe shows ways in which earlier scholarship had shortened Dickinson’s intellectual reach by ignoring the use to which she put her wide reading. Giving close attention to the well-known poem, “My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun,” Howe tracks Dickens, Browning, Emily Brontë, Shakespeare, and Spenser, as well as local Connecticut River Valley histories, Puritan sermons, captivity narratives, and the popular culture of the day. “Dickinson’s life was language and a lexicon her landscape. Forcing, abbreviating, pushing, padding, subtracting, riddling, interrogating, re-writing, she pulled text from text….”

SCUM Manifesto
Valerie Solanas

Phoenix Press - 10.00€ - in stock

1991 reprint of Solanas' manifesto.

She noticed (...)
Rachel Schenberg

Dear Queer - 5.00€ - in stock

She noticed the collective orange, and how to stay together.

Frozen Tears I
John Russell (ed.)

Article Press - 17.00€ - in stock

Texts By: Art & Language, Fabienne Audéoud, Dave Beech, David Burrows, Ccru, Jake Chapman, John Cussans, Johnny Golding, Inventory, Martin Mcgeown, Lucy Mckenzie, Esther Planas, Graham Ramsay, John Russell, Clara Ursitti, Andrew Williamson.

Heroines
Kate Zambreno

Semiotext(e) - 18.00€ - out of stock

A manifesto for "toxic girls" that reclaims the wives and mistresses of modernism for literature and feminism. On the last day of December, 2009 Kate Zambreno began a blog called Frances Farmer Is My Sister, arising from her obsession with the female modernists and her recent transplantation to Akron, Ohio, where her husband held a university job. Widely reposted, Zambreno's blog became an outlet for her highly informed and passionate rants about the fates of the modernist "wives and mistresses." In her blog entries, Zambreno reclaimed the traditionally pathologized biographies of Vivienne Eliot, Jane Bowles, Jean Rhys, and Zelda Fitzgerald: writers and artists themselves who served as male writers' muses only to end their lives silenced, erased, and institutionalized. Over the course of two years, Frances Farmer Is My Sister helped create a community where today's "toxic girls" could devise a new feminist discourse, writing in the margins and developing an alternative canon.

In Heroines, Zambreno extends the polemic begun on her blog into a dazzling, original work of literary scholarship. Combing theories that have dictated what literature should be and who is allowed to write it--from T. S. Eliot's New Criticism to the writings of such mid-century intellectuals as Elizabeth Hardwick and Mary McCarthy to the occasional "girl-on-girl crime" of the Second Wave of feminism--she traces the genesis of a cultural template that consistently exiles female experience to the realm of the "minor," and diagnoses women for transgressing social bounds. "ANXIETY: When she experiences it, it's pathological," writes Zambreno. "When he does, it's existential." By advancing the Girl-As-Philosopher, Zambreno reinvents feminism for her generation while providing a model for a newly subjectivized criticism.

The Storyseller
Assaf Gruber

Archive books - 15.00€ - in stock

Assaf Gruber’s films examine how art affects individuals who are not necessarily drawn to it. What may seem to be the unladen weight of culture, sometimes turns out to be its own rendering.

The films’ plots emerge from their characters’ personal environments, addressing the manner by which personal stories become intertwined with political ideologies, and the way in which social relations between private and public spheres are shaped. Gruber’s protagonists include: a sixty-year-old man, who due to his religious background was rejected multiple times from East German art academies during the 1970s; a retired security guard from the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden who now wants to spend the rest of her life as a volunteer in an Avant-garde museum, and the Chinese owners of a manufacturing company for contemporary sculpture, based in Poland. 

The publication is composed of eight chapters, each focusing on a discussion that turned out to be a significant factor in the films’ production. The tran- scription of each conversation is placed next to film stills with subtitles superimposed. This conceptual design allows Gruber to present the films as the third party in each chapter, as if they too are commenting, questioning, and completing the dialogue. 

Contributors: Paolo Caffoni (Ed.)

Die Toillette
Jon Bywater, Louise Menzies and Marnie Slater

Paraguay Press - 5.00€ - in stock

“Die Toilette” is an assemblage of text fragments taken from different books by LA-based writer Chris Kraus, conceived and annotated by artists and writers Jon Bywater, Louise Menzies and Marnie Slater. By reading through Kraus’s texts looking for traces of New Zealand, where she grew up, the three Kiwis question the representation of the distant; how it is embodied by characters, situations, language, and in the writing/reading dynamics Kraus creates. The beach, affection and loving relationships, the role of the city, intense relationships with wildlife – all this and more is at stake in this amazing montage.

Sweet Dreams
Pamela Sneed

Belladonna* - 14.00€ - in stock

In the tradition of Baldwin’s Price of the Ticket, Pamela Sneed takes on the call to action to generously offer her own life experience of finding self and purpose with art, agency and celebration amidst and despite family dysfunction, abandonment, racism, sexism and belonging with joy, humanity, creative daring and a twinkle in the Big Apple to become an acclaimed writer in Downtown New York. This profound poetic journey of her keen and witty observations, revelatory experiences reveals a deeper truth of society and its discontents, that all combined weaves a tapestry with humor, grace and wisdom. Sweet Dreams is a profound memoir of courage, transformation and empowerment. This intimate embodied bold and tender tale calls to action for humanity to insist and create gestures of self-determination while taking a moment to pet the butterfly. —Karen Finley

Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, writer and performer. She is author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, KONG and Other Works and a chaplet, Gift by Belladonna*. Her work appears in Nikki Giovanni’s, “The 100 Best African American Poets.”

The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions
Larry Mitchell

Nightboat Books - 17.00€ - in stock

The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions is a beloved queer utopian text written by Larry Mitchell with lush illustrations by Ned Asta, published by Calamus Press in 1977. Part-fable, part-manifesto, the book takes place in Ramrod, an empire in decline, and introduces us to the communities of the faggots, the women, the queens, the queer men, and the women who love women who are surviving the ways and world of men.

This new edition will feature essays from performance artist Morgan Bassichis, who adapted the book to music with TM Davy in 2017 for a performance at the New Museum, and activist filmmaker Tourmaline.

mnrvwx
Clara Pacotte

Éditions Oparo - 12.00€ - in stock

Living in the Future
Various

Arcadia Missa - 9.00€ - in stock

Beyond The Fields We Know. With contribtions by Joe Campbell & Oscar Oldershaw, Rebecca Bligh, Natalie Chin, Francis Patrick Brady, Llew Watkins, Jim Colquhoun, James W. Hedges, Nick Carr, Humphrey Astley, Ian Hatcher, Brian Moran, Heli Clarke, Holly White, Holly Childs, Jenny Simmar, Esteban Ottaso, Daisy Lafarge, Quentin S. Crisp, Daniel Keller & Ella Plevin, Isabella Martin, Thogdin Ripley, Julia Tcharfas, Paul Purgas, Matthew Higgins, Caroline Derveaux, Lillian Wilkie. Published July 2015

Nobody knows when it was made
Elke Marhöfer

Archive Books - 10.00€ - in stock

Nobody Knows, When it Was Made and Why takes a fresh look at Aby Warburg’s prominent Mnemosyne Atlas. Reflecting on the fact that research, be it art or science based, is a historical and anthropological procedure that is closely related to colonialism, the film and the two essays rethink how Warburg creates a relational and trans-cultural methodology. Inhuman and animating forces of images, things, animals, people, minerals, amulets and dices, solar and lunar eclipses, intestines, magic stones and starry heavens stemming from Iran, Iraq, Syria and Jordan suggest exploring Mnemosyne Atlas outside of European cultural history and the imagination of itself.

Fétichisme et curiosité
Laura Mulvey

Brook - 22.00€ - in stock

French edition of Laura Mulvey's writings which range from analyses of XalaCitizen Kane and Blue Velvet, to an extended engagement with the creations of Native American artist Jimmie Durham and the feminist photographer Cindy Sherman. Essays explore the concept of fetishism as developed by Marx and Freud, and how it relates to the ways in which artistic texts work. 

Translated from the English by Guillaume Mélère. 
Preface by Clara Schulmann.

The Interjection Calendar 003
Emily Pope (ed.)

Montez Press - 12.00€ - in stock

With contributions by: Georgia Patience Anderson, Hans-Christian Dany, Ruth Angel Edwards, Liv Fontaine, Sarah Gail, Adam Gallagher, Penny Goring, Harmony Grunge, Tiziana La Melia, Aaron Lehman and Thomas Laprade, James Loop, Rosanna McNamara.

Omnicide
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

Urbanomic - 30.00€ - in stock

What kind of circumstances provoke an obsessive focus on the most minute object or activity? And what causes such mania to blossom into the lethal conviction that everything must be annihilated? There is no turning away from the imperative to study this riddle in all its mystifying complexity and its disturbing contemporary resonance--to trace the obscure passage between a lone state of delirium and the will to world-erasure.. A fragmentary catalogue of the thousand-and-one varieties of manic disposition (augomania, dromomania, catoptromania, colossomania...), Omnicide enters the chaotic imaginations of the most significant poetic talents of the Middle East in order to instigate a new discourse on obsession, entrancement, excess, and delirium.

Placing these voices into direct conversation, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh excavates an elaborate network of subterranean ideas and interpretive chambers, byways, and burrows by which mania communicates with fatality. Like secret passages leading from one of the multitudinous details of a bustling Persian miniature to the blank burning immanence of the desert, each is a contorted yet effective channel connecting some attractive universe (of adoration, worship, or astonishment) to the instinct for all-engulfing oblivion (through hatred, envy, indifference, rage, or forgetting).

How to Sleep Faster 4
Various

Arcadia Missa - 12.00€ - in stock

With the fourth issue of How to Sleep Faster we asked our contributors four interconnected questions: What now is a radicalised, networked, subjectivity? How can we build a commons through and from this subjectivity? Is it self-critical in its understanding of the ‘we’ it talks for? And lastly, how do, and how must, these subjectivities engage with globalised material realities?

At root, the exploration of these ideas — as connected themselves – is about a critique of readings of the network through Multitude. We are looking to think beyond immanence, and look to something else, by asking what ‘something else’ is, or could be.

Contributors: Megan Kelly Rooney, Eleanor Weber, William Kherbek, Hannah Black, Harry Sanderson, Georgina Miller, Paul Kneale, Candice Jacobs, Aimee Heinemann, Ann Hirsch, Harry Burke, Rosa Aiello, John Bloomfield, Maja Malou Lyse (Boothbitch), Holly White, Martina Miholic, Felix Petty, Huw Lemmey, Julian Molina, Rachel Schofield Owen, Charlie Woolley, Jesse Darling, KERNEL.

Rozsa Farkas, Tom Clark (eds).

Belladonna Chaplets 2019
Various

Belladonna* - 5.00€ - in stock

247. Sahar Muradi: A Garden Beyond My Hand
246. Diana Khoi Nguyen: Unless
245. Pamela Sneed: from Black Panther
244. Gail Scott: from Furniture Music
243. Ru (Nina) Puro: I Give You a Feeling, Sweet Jasmine, an Absence
242. Raquel Gutiérrez: There’s a Mother in my Lazy Pompadour

Quicksand
Robert Ashley

Burning Books - 14.00€ - in stock

QUICKSAND was written to be an opera libretto. But it was written in the form of a novel....I am devoted to "mystery" stories. I read them one after another, mostly two or three times. Some of the best writers today are writing in this form. So, I thought that I would try to make an opera libretto from a mystery story, told verbatim. That is, the libretto and the novel would be the same: no scenes moved around or actions adapted to the proportions of a libretto, just tell the story the way it's told in the novel. But first I needed a novel....So that meant I had to write a mystery novel. Where do you start? The answer is: I always need a 'location' to be inspired to tell a story. Everything in the novel is true, except for a lot of the facts.

Job Interviews
Chris Evans (ed.)

uh books - 22.00€ - in stock

“The ritual of the job interview can be considered as a courtship that’s conditioned by protocols that ask for a quite particular display: with social relations as material, a dance of conformity, the attempted imagining and echoing of expectations.”

This anthology of commissioned writing includes contributions by Nadim Abbas, Howie Chen, Heman Chong, Matthew Dickman, Jason Dodge, Angie Keefer, Holly Pester, Natasha Soobramanien, Marina Vishmidt, and Jonas Žakaitis.

How to sleep faster 10
ed. Ruth Pilston

Arcadia Missa - 16.00€ - in stock

Winter 2019. SLEEP.

Contributions by: NAVILD ACOSTA, CLAY AD, MANDISA APENA, KHAIRANI BAROKKA, LINDA BESNER, LEAH CLEMENTS, PENNY GORING, LEWIS HAMMOND, ELAINE KAHN, GARETH DAMIAN MARTIN, LIV MENDEZ, BELLA MILROY, EILEEN MYLES, PRECIOUS OKOYOMON, LAUREN O’NEILL, RUTH PILSTON, HANNAH QUINLAN & ROSIE HASTINGS, FANNIE SOSA, ROMILY ALICE WALDEN, IAN WOOLDRIDGE and ANNA ZETT

Sinister Wisdom nr. 46
Sinister Wisdom

Sinister Wisdom - 7.00€ - in stock

Dyke Lives

Of Being Dispersed
Simone White

Futurepoem - 18.00€ - in stock

"I get this pinwheel relationship to wisdom & history when I read Simone White. I'm in her dream, but it's a remarkable solidly packed one informed by the quotidian rarity of for instance a prose disquisition on lotion and skin and haircare especially in winter. Like Dana Ward's, her work sends me searching. Like what part of speech is here. As I'm wondering Simone sometimes exits first, and I even feel that a real piece of her poem is adamantly not here and that is her privacy, her power & her skill so what kind of quest is it, this beautiful complex & alive work. Here's my best guess. OF BEING DISPERSED is an ur text of the fourth wave of feminism which we come to realize is ocean and women are now standing on it and amidst this clatter of voices Simone White walks."--Eileen Myles

Sad Sack
Sophia Al-Maria

Book Works - 16.00€ - in stock

Sad Sack is a book of collected writing by Sophia Al-Maria, taking feminist inspiration from Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1986 essay ‘The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction’; opposing ‘the linear, progressive, Time’s-(killing)-arrow mode of the Techno-Heroic.’ Encompassing more than a decade of work, Sad Sack tracks Al-Maria’s speculative journey as a writer, from the first seed of her ‘premature’ memoir, through the coining and subsequent critique of ‘Gulf Futurism’, towards experiments in gathering, containing, welling up and sucking dry.

For me this book is a bag... Like any single-use carrier bag – I disapprove. It shouldn’t exist, it contributes to pollution, it should be banned... And yet, in spite of the fact I know this book may be a waste product... I’m still writing, redacting, expanding... I’m still waiting, wasting, wanting. According to Ursula, ‘It is a human thing to do to put something you want, because it’s useful, edible, or beautiful, into a bag.' – Sophia Al-Maria

CCRU writings 1997-2003
CCRU

Urbanomic - 25.00€ - in stock

Startling pulp theory-fictions, forays into cyberculture, occultural studies and popular numerics, paranoid cosmic conspiracy, and schizoid tactics for escaping the reality system recovered from the prehistoric lore of Lemurian Time Sorcery. From before the beginning (which was also, according to them, already the end), the adepts of the Architectonic Order of the Eschaton have worked tirelessly to secure the past, present, and future against the incursions of Neolemurian time-sorcery, eliminating all polytemporal activity, stitching up the future, sealing every breach and covering every track.

Ground
Marlie Mul

Self-Published - 6.00€ - out of stock

Edited by Harry Burke and Marlie Mul, ground is a zine that sets out to look beyond institutions in their current form as dominant frameworks for artistic production, and embraces grassroots political and aesthetic perspectives. –– featuring texts by Linda Stupart, Shellyne Rodriguez, Khairani Barokka, images by The Gate, Jean-Michel Wicker, Beatrice Glow ...and lots more

False Hours
Adriana Gheorge

P-U-N-C-H - 12.00€ - in stock

Adriana Gheorghe works with performance and writing and a gravely irreverent sense of indeterminacy, while in relation to contexts (conceptual, physical, political, human), and for the reformulation of the same ongoing artistic and living practice – the performative imagining of the humans in relation to language and representation, hijacking subjectivity and identity with the crack of endless potentiality.

Ladies Wear the Blue
Buren

Self-Published - 22.00€ - in stock

new publication by buren (2019), with Lauren Grusenmeyer -- 

to all the different 

shades of blue 

venturing 

into this world 

you are 

many-coloured

Another Gaze Journal 02
Daniella Shreir (ed.)

Another Gaze Journal - 12.00€ - out of stock

Including essays about Lucrecia Martel, Alice Rohrwacher, Cecilia Mangini, Chantal Akerman, Mika Rottenberg, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Agnès Varda, Barbara Hammer, Laida Lertxundi.

A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far
Adrienne Rich

W. W. Norton & Company - 16.00€ - in stock

A collection of poems by the amazing Adrienne Rich.

'In this collection, Ms. Rich has shown both a deep knowledge of her subject, women, and a fine mastery of her craft, timeless contemporary poetry. Above all, she has not abandoned the struggle of 'trying to live/ in a clear-headed tenderness' and translating her efforts into critical signposts for those who follow.' - Kansas City Star

Economy as Intimacy (vol.1)
Eric Peter

Self-Published - 8.00€ - in stock

Published at the occasion of 'Assemblages of Intimacy' a group exhibition in a Tale of a Taub, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2018.

Scripts
Cally Spooner

Slimvolume Synthesis - 20.00€ - in stock

Edited by Andrew Hunt and Cally Spooner with an introduction by Will Holder. Scripts comprises twelve works produced between 2009 and 2015, including: A Six Stage Manifesto On Action (2011), Collapsing In Parts (2012), and And You Were Wonderful, On Stage (film script) (2014-15).

The Debutante and other stories
Leonora Carrington

Silver Press - 12.00€ - in stock

A debutante frees a hyena from the zoo so that it might take her place at her coming-out ball; an artist paints a portrait of a man’s dead wife, but finds she has painted herself instead; a woman makes love to a boar underneath a mountain of cats; a chicken is roasted with the brains and livers of thrushes, truffles, crushed sweet almonds, rose conserve and drops of divine liqueur; two noble sisters wonder whether anybody can be ‘a person of quality if they wash away their ghosts with common sense’; a psychoanalyst must decide what to do with the gift of a team of Russian rats trained to operate on humans. In this first complete edition of Leonora Carrington’s short stories, written throughout her life from her early years in Surrealist Paris to her late period in Dirty War-era Mexico City, the world is by turns subversive, funny, sly, wise and disarming.

Dumb Supper
M. Elizabeth Scott

Tabloid Publications - 13.00€ - in stock

Journal for music, politics and poetics #2
Cesura//Acceso

Cesura_Acceso - 12.00€ - in stock

Developed over the past year and a half, Cesura//Acceso Issue 2 contains new writing by Paul Abbott, Hannah Black, Nathaniel Mackey, Larne Abse Gogarty, Verity Spott, Irene Revell with Annea Lockwood, Paul Rekret, and Federica Frabetti with Mark Fell.↵

↵Issue 2, in response to the open call Corrupting Desires! Technique, Performance, and Control Cesura present a series of texts which deal with the problems of constraint, restraint and domination in relation to musical production, performance and reception. With contributions from Abject Subject Ensemble (Mattin, Farahnaz Hatam, Sacha Kahir, and Colin Hacklander), Naroder Bourniki, ESW, Danny Hayward, Sophie Hoyle, Sacha Kahir, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Claire Potter, Byron Peters and Tyler Coburn, David Morris and Kim O'Neil.↵

↵Cesura was formed in 2014 as a place to think through the politics of music. The first issue was published in 2014. They have since held workshops, talks, radio shows, and put on gigs exploring the politics of music, poetry and performance.

Dialogue on the infinity of love
Tullia D'Aragona

University of Chicago Press - 23.00€ - in stock

Celebrated as a courtesan and poet, and as a woman of great intelligence and wit, Tullia d'Aragona (1510-56) entered the debate about the morality of love that engaged the best and most famous male intellects of sixteenth-century Italy. First published in Venice in 1547, but never before published in English, "Dialogue on the Infinity of Love" casts a woman rather than a man as the main disputant on the ethics of love.

Sexually liberated and financially independent, Tullia d'Aragona dared to argue that the only moral form of love between woman and man is one that recognizes both the sensual and the spiritual needs of humankind. Declaring sexual drives to be fundamentally irrepressible and blameless, she challenged the Platonic and religious orthodoxy of her time, which condemned all forms of sensual experience, denied the rationality of women, and relegated femininity to the realm of physicality and sin.

Human beings, she argued, consist of body and soul, sense and intellect, and honorable love must be based on this real nature. By exposing the intrinsic misogyny of prevailing theories of love, Aragona vindicates all women, proposing a morality of love that restores them to intellectual and sexual parity with men. Through Aragona's sharp reasoning, her sense of irony and humor, and her renowned linguistic skill, a rare picture unfolds of an intelligent and thoughtful woman fighting sixteenth-century stereotypes of women and sexuality.

Doggo
John Russell

NAME Publications - 14.00€ - in stock

“After all we all want to be fucked by Bruce Willis. Baby-penis, Man-Father, penis-stool, envelope-sheath. The Fantasy is available to us all in a spectacle of scale. There is no false consciousness.”

Reading History From Below
Anthony Iles and Tom Roberts

Mute - 9.00€ - out of stock

The book All Knees and Elbows of Susceptibility and Refusal: Reading History From Below began as a discussion between two friends, Anthony Iles and Tom Roberts, about the politics of writing history. Neither are trained historians. They have assembled a critical and necessarily partial picture of the practice of ‘history from below’: historiographical tendencies which sought to uncover the agency of ‘ordinary people’ in challenging capitalism and developing different forms of social organisation. All Knees and Elbows surveys the work of a number of British and international left historians and groups, including Silvia Federici, History Workshop, Eric Hobsbawm, C.L.R James, Peter Linebaugh, Sheila Rowbotham, Jacques Rancière and E.P. Thompson.

Girls Like Us #12 - Biography
Jessica Geysel, Sara Kaaman, Katja Mater, Marnie Slater (eds.)

Girls Like Us - 10.00€ - in stock

Life not as singular and individual, but entangled and connected. 

Featuring a poem by Hanne Lippard, an interview with Dope St Jude, 6 Q&A's with IG Meme LGBTQ+ accounts, Selected Objects from the Museum of Trans Hirstory’s ‘Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects’ by Chris E. Vargas, an interview with Marilyn Waring, BUTCHCAMP, an essay Nina Lykke, (radical) self-care: biography of a network, a fashion shoot 'Gluck, Hig, Tim, Grub, Peter' photographed by Ilenia Arosio, an essay by Nadia Hebson, WICKED TECHNOLOGY/WILD FERMENTATION by Sara Manente, a Second Skin Harness by Sara Manente, Inju Kaboom and Gunbike Erdemir, Feminism, He-Yin Zhen and Reconceptualizing China’s History: A Brief Comment by Rebecca E. Karl, Thunderclap by Amy Suo Wu, an interview with Amy Sillman by Melissa Gordon, Some Women Want to Have Their Cock and Eat It To by Jill Johnston, (Post)Menopausal Graphic Design Strategies by Rietlanden Women’s Office and the essay Sex in Texas, anticipated by Lili Reynaud-Dewar.

Le geste mineur
Erin Manning

Les Presses du Reel - 25.00€ - in stock

In this book Erin Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture. The minor gesture, although it may pass almost unperceived, transforms the field of relations. More than a chance variation, less than a volition, it requires rethinking common assumptions about human agency and political action. To embrace the minor gesture's power to fashion relations, its capacity to open new modes of experience and manners of expression, is to challenge the ways in which the neurotypical image of the human devalues alternative ways of being moved by and moving through the world—in particular what Manning terms "autistic perception." Drawing on Deleuze and Guattari's schizoanalysis and Whitehead's speculative pragmatism, Manning's far-reaching analyses range from fashion to depression to the writings of autistics, in each case affirming the neurodiversity of the minor and the alternative politics it gestures toward. 

Translated from English by Aline Wiame (original title: The Minor Gesture, Duke University Press, 2016).

Heroines
Kate Zambreno

Semiotext(e) - 18.00€ - out of stock

A manifesto for "toxic girls" that reclaims the wives and mistresses of modernism for literature and feminism. On the last day of December, 2009 Kate Zambreno began a blog called Frances Farmer Is My Sister, arising from her obsession with the female modernists and her recent transplantation to Akron, Ohio, where her husband held a university job. Widely reposted, Zambreno's blog became an outlet for her highly informed and passionate rants about the fates of the modernist "wives and mistresses." In her blog entries, Zambreno reclaimed the traditionally pathologized biographies of Vivienne Eliot, Jane Bowles, Jean Rhys, and Zelda Fitzgerald: writers and artists themselves who served as male writers' muses only to end their lives silenced, erased, and institutionalized. Over the course of two years, Frances Farmer Is My Sister helped create a community where today's "toxic girls" could devise a new feminist discourse, writing in the margins and developing an alternative canon.

In Heroines, Zambreno extends the polemic begun on her blog into a dazzling, original work of literary scholarship. Combing theories that have dictated what literature should be and who is allowed to write it--from T. S. Eliot's New Criticism to the writings of such mid-century intellectuals as Elizabeth Hardwick and Mary McCarthy to the occasional "girl-on-girl crime" of the Second Wave of feminism--she traces the genesis of a cultural template that consistently exiles female experience to the realm of the "minor," and diagnoses women for transgressing social bounds. "ANXIETY: When she experiences it, it's pathological," writes Zambreno. "When he does, it's existential." By advancing the Girl-As-Philosopher, Zambreno reinvents feminism for her generation while providing a model for a newly subjectivized criticism.

Our Librairies
Fabienne Bideaud & Sharon Kivland

Ma Bibliothèque - 9.00€ - out of stock

Caveat emptor, or reader beware — this bewitching epistolary exchange between two reading writers who read each other's reading and writing, in idle, active, and otherly preoccupied moments of cooking or working or coping, these beguiling letters will lead you to reading or buying one book after another; the time of reading this book is that of reading its readings, of thinking about the when of a reading as well as the what. This is the very best kind of fun, taking your time with grace and a kind of peaceful intensity.

Reverse Hallucinations in The Archipelago
Anna-Sophie Springer (ed.)

K. Verlag - 19.00€ - in stock

Reverse Hallucinations in the Archipelago unfolds an itinerant encounter with nineteenth-century European naturalists in the Malay world, where the theory of evolution by natural selection emerged alongside less celebrated concerns about mass extinction and climate change; by re-considering the reverse hallucinatory condition of colonial science in the tropics—how scientists learned to not see what was manifestly present—the reader-as-exhibition-viewer may exhume from the remains of this will to knowledge an ethical conviction of particular relevance for confronting forms of neocolonization in the Anthropocene. Reverse Hallucinations in the Archipelago reflects on the changing role of colonial natural history collections in the current ecological crisis called the Anthropocene. The volume features an essay, a science fiction graphic novella, photographs, interviews, and more.

Contributors: Akademi Drone Indonesia, George Beccaloni, Iwank Celenk, Lucy Davis, Fred Langford Edwards, Christina Leigh Geros, Matthias Glaubrecht, Geraldine Juarez, Radjawali Irendra, James Russell, Mark von Schlegell, SLAVE PIANOS, Anna-Sophie Springer Zenzi Suhadi, Paulo Tavares, Rachel Thompson, Etienne Turpin, Satrio Wicaksono

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy
Anne Carson

Oberon Modern Plays - 12.00€ - in stock

A thrilling and thoughtful meditation on the destablising and destructive power of beauty, drawing together Helen of troy and Marilyn Munroe, twin avatars of female fascination separated by millennia but united in mythopoeic force.

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I. about
rile* is a bookshop and project space for publication and performance. rile* is into poetry, theory, choreography, artist writing and various other text based experiments. rile* organizes performances, meetings, launches, readings and workshops. rile* is the base word for silence in Laadan, a feminist constructed langauge developed by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982. Laadan was designed specifically to determine if development of a language aimed at expressing the views of women would shape a culture; a subsidiary hypothesis was that Western natural languages may be better suited forexpressing the views of men than women. The language was included in her science fiction Native Tongue series. Láadan contains a number of words that are used to make unambiguous statements that include how one feels about what one is saying. According to Elgin, this is designed to counter male-centered language's limitations on women, who are forced to respond I know I said that, but I meant this.
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III. books LIST
→ ANY books

IV. publishers we stock

A Nos Amours
a.pass
After 8 Books
Afternoon Editions
Another Gaze Journal
Arcadia Missa
Archive Books
Art Paper Editions
Article Press
Atropos Press
Beacon Press
Belladonna*
BOEKS
Boiler House Press
Bom Dia Books
Book Works
BookThug
Brook
Burning Books
b_books
Cabinet Editions
ÇAVAQUOI PRODUCTIONS
Cesura_Acceso
Coach House Books
Crossing Press Berkeley
Cultural Democracy Editions
CVB
d-act magazine
Dear Queer
DIA Art
Dis Voir
Divided Publishing
Duke University Press
Eastside Projects
éditions ismael
Éditions Oparo
Éditions Supernova
Feminist Press
Fence Books
Fivehundred places
Formling
FSG Books
future
Futurepoem
Gender Fail
Gevaert Editions
Girls Like Us
Goldsmiths Press
Graywolf Press
Grove Press
Hauser & Wirth
Hirmer Verlag
Ignota Press
IICD
immixition books
Indiana University Press
information as material
iUniverse
J-L TF Press
K. Verlag
Kenning Editions
Koenig Books
Kunstverein Amsterdam
Lama Foundation
Les Presses du Reel
Liverpool University Press
Ma Bibliotheque
Materials
Montez Press
Mophradat and Sternberg Press
Mousse Publishing
Mulberry Tree Press
Mute
NAME Publications
New Directions Books
New Star Books
New York University Press
Nightboat Books
NXS World
Oberon Modern Plays
Occasional Papers
OCR
Onomatopee
Orchard Books
P-U-N-C-H
Paraguay Press
Peter Owen Ltd
Phoenix Press
PM Press
Primary Information
Prospect Miranda
PUB & Sandberg Instituut
Publication Studio Rotterdam
Ramsdam_books
Reaktion Books
Résidence la Verrerie
Roma Publications
Roof Books
Rowman & Littlefield International
saxpublishers
Schizm Magazine
Self-Published
Semiotext(e)
Serralves Foundation
Seven Stories Press
Shelter Press
Silver Press
Sinister Wisdom
Slimvolume Synthesis
Soiree Berkson
Sternberg Press
Suck Campari Dyke
Tabloid Publications
Test Centre
Théophile
Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine
Tin House Books
Tinted Window
Tuumba Press
Ugly Duckling Press
uh books
University of California Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Hell Press
University of Minnesota Press
University of Texas Press
Urbanomic
Varamo Press
Verso Books
W. W. Norton & Company
Wave Books
Wendy's Subway
Wesleyan
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V. shop

rile*
The bookshop is open from Friday to Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00, by appointment and during our events.

3 Rue Paul Devaux
1000 Brussels - BE


Argos
Our bookshop at Argos is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00.

13 Rue du Chantier
1000 Brussels - BE

VI. info
If you want to make an online order, you can contact us via the mail below. If you are interested to stock with us, get in touch, we are open for conversation and new friendships.




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