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The Futurological Congress – Stanislaw Lem (1971)

“Polish writer Stanislaw Lem published a stimulating dystopia where feelings of human beings will be manipulated in the future. The book The Futurological Congress (1971) depicts a scenario in the throes of a massive population explosion that results in an … Continue reading

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The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets

A group photo containing some members of the New York School poets. John Ashbery (standing right), Frank O’Hara (seated left), Kenneth Koch (seated right). Frank O’Hara’s loft, 1964. “When John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O’Hara, and James Schuyler (pronounced ‘SKY-luh’) … Continue reading

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Fluxus 1

“Fluxus 1 is an artists’ book edited and produced by the Lithuanian-American artist George Maciunas, containing works by a series of artists associated with Fluxus, the international collective of avant-garde artists primarily active in the 1960s and 1970s. Originally published … Continue reading

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Against Interpretation – Susan Sontag (1966)

“Against Interpretation is a collection of essays by Susan Sontag published in 1966. It includes some of Sontag’s best-known works, including ‘On Style,’ and the eponymous essay ‘Against Interpretation.’ In the latter, Sontag argues that in the new approach to … Continue reading

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Genet, Mailer, & the New Paternalism (1961)

“It is easily imagined of Jean Genet that he is one those artists who so adore reality that they are obsessed with the ever-present possibility that it too will betray them. Sitting through the too long evening of ‘The Blacks’ … Continue reading

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The Edible Woman – Margaret Atwood (1969)

“The Edible Woman is a 1969 novel that helped to establish Margaret Atwood as a prose writer of major significance. It is the story of a young woman whose sane, structured, consumer-oriented world starts to slip out of focus. Following … Continue reading

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The Brautigan Library

“There are many places voracious readers can go to find books the publishing industry has deemed worthy of sale. Less common are places to find those it has not. One such place is the Brautigan Library. The library’s inspiration, and … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Middle-earth – Robert Foster (1971)

“The Complete Guide to Middle-earth is a reference book for the fictional universe of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s Middle-earth, compiled and edited by Robert Foster. Originally published in 1971 as A Guide to Middle-Earth, before the publication of The Silmarillion, the first … Continue reading

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The Spice-Box of Earth – Leonard Cohen (1961)

“The Spice-Box of Earth has three main themes: love, poetry and Judaism, these topics are spread through out the whole book but we can see in the beginning that poetic concepts prevail, that in the middle are abundant love poems, … Continue reading

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Robin Morgan

Robin Morgan, Susan Brownmiller, and Gloria Steinem “Robin Morgan (born January 29, 1941) is an American poet, author, political theorist and activist, journalist, lecturer, and former child actor. Since the early 1960s she has been a key radical feminist member of … Continue reading

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