Thursday, January 28, 2010

MALDOROR & THE COMPLETE WORKS OF COMTE DE LAUTRÉAMONT

MALDOROR & THE COMPLETE WORKS OF COMTE DE LAUTRÉAMONT
Comte de Lautréamont
$17.95 $9.95 | paper | 340 pp.
Exact Change
ISBN: 9781878972125

SPD's LAST COPIES. Fiction. Translated from the French by Alexis Lykiard. Little is known about MALDOROR's pseudonymous author aside from his real name, Isidore Ducasse, his birth place in Uruguay in 1846, and his early death in Paris in 1870. Lautréamont's writings bewildered his contemporaries but the Surrealist modeled their efforts after his lawless black humor and poetic leaps of logic. At the time of its publication, this was the only complete and annotated collection of Lautréamont's writings available in English, in a superior translation.

Bill Griffiths: COLLECTED EARLIER POEMS: (1966-80)

HOWARD ZINN 1922-2010


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

THE WORLD IN TIME AND SPACE: TOWARDS A HISTORY OF INNOVATIVE AMERICAN POETRY IN OUR TIME edited by Edward Foster & Joseph Donahue

THE WORLD IN TIME AND SPACE: TOWARDS A HISTORY OF INNOVATIVE AMERICAN POETRY IN OUR TIME
Edward Foster and Joseph Donahue, Editors
$25.95 | paper | 740 pp.
Talisman House
ISBN: 9781883689919

Nonfiction. Literary History and Criticism. Poetics. This long-awaited history of contemporary American poetry, Talisman Nos. 23-26, is more than 700 pages long. This special volume surveys major developments in avant-garde American poetry from 1970 to the present. THE WORLD IN TIME AND SPACE includes contributions by major critics and poets including Bruce Andrews, Daniel Barbiero, Christopher Beach, Michael Boughn, Peter Bushyeager, David Clippinger, Michel Delville, Brent Edwards, Steve Evans, Dan Featherston, Thomas Fink, Norman Finkelstein, Alan Golding, Jeanne Heuving, W. Scott Howard, Andrew Joron, Burt Kimmelman, David Landrey, Kathryne V. Lindberg, Stephen-Paul Martin, Stephen Paul Miller, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Alice Notley, Peter O'Leary, Marjorie Perloff, Linda Russo, Standard Schaefer, Julie Schmid, Susan M. Schultz, Leonard Schwartz, Mark Scroggins, Mary Margaret Sloan, Gustaf Sobin, Brian Kim Stefans, Susan Vanderborg, and the editors, Joseph Donahue and Edward Foster.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SPD's BEST-SELLING FICTION 2009

  1. KHIRBET KHIZEH by S. Yizhar (Ibis Editions)
  2. SITT MARIE ROSE by Etel Adnan (The Post-Apollo Press)
  3. MOTORMAN by David Ohle (Calamari Press)
  4. TRINO'S CHOICE by Diane Gonzales Bertrand (Arte Público Press)
  5. ISLAND OF THE NAKED WOMEN by Inger Frimansson (Caravel Books)
  6. FOAM OF THE DAZE by Boris Vian (Tam Tam Books)
  7. STORIES IN THE WORST WAY by Gary Lutz (Calamari Press)
  8. CHANGING by Lily Hoang (Fairy Tale Review Press)
  9. NONEXISTENCE by Kenji Siratori (BlazeVOX Books)
  10. LITTLE BOOK OF DAYS by Nona Caspers (Spuyten Duyvil)
  11. THE CREEPY GIRL AND OTHER STORIES by Janet Mitchell (Starcherone Books)
  12. THE ACTIVIST by Renee Gladman (Krupskaya)
  13. ROLLING THE R'S by R. Zamora Linmark (Kaya Press)
  14. WHERE WE ONCE BELONGED by Sia Figiel (Kaya Press)
  15. BRET HARTE'S GOLD RUSH by Bret Harte (Heyday Books)
  16. GRANDCHILDREN OF THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS AND OTHER UNTOLD STORIES by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. (UCLA American Indian Studies Center)
  17. THE CHANGELING by Joy Williams (Fairy Tale Review Press)
  18. MANHATTEN by Sarah Rosenthal (Spuyten Duyvil)
  19. MATTERHORN: A NOVEL OF THE VIETNAM WAR by Karl Marlantes (El León Literary Arts)
    NB: EDITION OUT OF PRINT; new edition forthcoming from Grove/Atlantic
  20. ARMY OF ONE by Janet Sarbanes (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions)
  21. SPINNING WILL by P.M. Woods (Swank Books)
  22. UNEXPLAINED PRESENCE by Tisa Bryant (Leon Works)
  23. AT OR NEAR THE SURFACE by Jenny Pritchett (Fourteen Hills Press)
  24. EVER by Blake Butler (Calamari Press)
  25. THE UNDISCOVERED ISLAND by Darrell Kastin (UMass Dartmouth)
  26. WHAT DID I DO WRONG? by Fanny Howe (Flood Editions)
  27. WRECKAGE OF REASON: XXPERIMENTAL PROSE BY CONTEMPORARY WOMEN WRITERS edited by Nava Renek (Spuyten Duyvil)
  28. SNOWBALL'S CHANCE by John Reed (Roof Books)
  29. JOURNEY TO TOPAZ by Yushiko Uchida (Heyday Books)
  30. THE WIND EAGLE AND OTHER ABENAKI STORIES edited by Joseph Bruchac (Greenfield)
  31. DIVINE MUSIC by Suruchi Mohan (Bayeux Arts)
  32. I GO TO SOME HOLLOW by Amina Cain (Les Figues Press)
  33. PONCIÁ VICENCIO by Conceiçáo Evaristo (Host Publications)
  34. ROSE ALLEY by Jeremy M. Davies (Counterpath Press)
  35. LIGHT BOXES by Shane Jones (Publishing Genius Press)
    NB: EDITION OUT OF PRINT; new edition forthcoming from Penguin Group
  36. THE THIRDEST WORLD: STORIES AND ESSAYS BY THREE FILIPINO WRITERS by Gina Apostol, Eric Gamalinda and Lara Stapleton (Factory School)
  37. THE BLONDE ON THE TRAIN by Eleanor Lerman (Mayapple Press)
  38. BOONS & THE CAMP by David Ohle (Calamari Press)
  39. GOOD, BROTHER by Peter Markus (Calamari Press)
  40. CIRCLE K CYCLES by Karen Tei Yamashita (Coffee House Press)
  41. SARAYA, THE OGRE'S DAUGHTER by Emile Habiby (IBIS Editions)
  42. WHERE I STAY by Andrew Zornoza (Tarpaulin Sky Press)
  43. LIVE FROM FRESNO Y LOS by Stephen D. Gutierrez (Bear Star Press)
  44. A JELLO HORSE by Matthew Simmons (Publishing Genius Press)
  45. PARABOLA by Lily Hoang (Chiasmus Press)
  46. NINE TEN AGAIN by Phil Condon (Elixir Press)
  47. RANCHO WEIRDO by Laura Chester (Bootstrap Press)
  48. DIES: A SENTENCE by Vanessa Place (Les Figues Press)
  49. THEY WHO DO NOT GRIEVE by Sia Figiel (Kaya Press)
  50. I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVES by Boris Vian (Tam Tam Books)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Rumored Islands by Robert Farnsworth

COMING SOON!

RUMORED ISLANDS
Robert Farnsworth
$14 | paper | 88 pp.
Harbor Mountain Press
Poetry. Robert Farnsworth's first two books were published by Wesleyan University Press. Twenty years later, Harbor Mountain Press brings out Farnsworth's next: fine narrative poems made of patina and salt, family memory and youthful outlook, reality and regret.  LINK

"More than 20 years after his last book, Farnsworth (Honest Water) returns with poems of wonder and shame, loneliness and 'the strange, sun-spun fabric of the world.' In carefully sculpted lines, alternately lyrical and narrative, cultured and stripped down, he offers poems that arrive unannounced and track the unexpected turns life takes, the way an unanticipated moment can become part of a story we were meant to hear. He captures the long sigh of a stoplight, thoughts from Westminster Bridge, finding someone drowned staring up from the bottom of a pond, and the complicated distances and intimacies of family life—fathers and sons, husbands and wive—with grace and muscular music. Farnsworth knows his way around a stanza and is capable of lines that both surprise and seem inevitable, whether he's 'full of the melancholy/ pleasure of being far away from home' or stating that 'The past should always be/ this allusive gift.' Near the end of the book comes 'At Sea,' a tender, restrained and stunning poem in which, four years after his father's death, Farnsworth begins to find him. Rather than ask forgiveness—presumably for the many unnamed separations between a father and a son—the writer acknowledges, 'I recognize the things I know that you'd have loved.'"
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
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