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Naked Lunch

In Books on July 31, 2012 at 8:37 pm
William Burroughs credits the title of the book to Jack Kerouac. In his introduction, he writes: “The title means exactly what the words say: naked lunch, a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork.”
We have a nice 1960s hardback available at The Shop right at this very moment.

10 Groundbreaking Erotic Reads

In Books, Chatter on July 23, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Sex and a cocktail: they both lasted about as long, had the same effect, and amounted to about the same thing.
D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover

 

With all the talk about 50 Shades… it’s time to take a look at some of the amazing books that came before.   From Jane Friedman, CEO of Open Road Integrated Media and all-around book publishing rock star, comes her Top 10 Groundbreaking Erotic Reads via Huffington Post.   Click through to read her reasons why ,,,

A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
Damage by Josephine Hart
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Exit to Eden by Anne Rice writing as Anne Rampling
The Story of O by Pauline Réage
Candy by Terry Southern

Beckett

In Books on July 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett [Book]

text from the Faber website:

It was as a poet that Samuel Beckett launched himself in the little reviews of 1930s Paris, and as a poet that he ended his career.

The Collected Poems is the most complete edition of Beckett’s poetry and verse translations ever to be published, as well as the first critical edition. It establishes a significant new canon, and the commentary draws on a wide range of published sources, manuscripts and Beckett’s extensive  correspondence.

The notes place each poem in context, detailing the history and circumstances of its composition; they indicate significant variants and help explain obscure turns of phrase and allusions (frequently sourced to Beckett’s notebooks); they also identify resonances between poems and across Beckett’s work as a whole. The commentary is written in a lively and engaging style and is intended equally for the general reader, the student of modernism and the Beckett specialist.

The Collected Poems is now at The Society Club, along with other select editions ..

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