Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Arrivals: More from U.D.A.




 Moolinex. Sergent coloriage
 Folio, color illustrations






 Rory Hayes
The Doll's Weekly & The Crawly Things





 Camille Lavaud
Blocus Solus




Yoshikazu Ebisu 
A sens unique



 Jad Fair
Let's Go




Loulou Picasso
La révolution triste
Folio, illustrated in color






Aleksandra Waliszewska 
The Horse With No Name Is A Horse With No Shame






 Boris Pramatarov
AMYGDALA
Folio, illustrated in b&w




Helge Reumann & Gunnar Lundkvist
Vertige




These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday
 
 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Arrivals from U.D.A.



Intense, but gorgeously produced editions from Stéphane Blanquet's United Dead Artists...




 La Tranchée Racine - 7 ème




  La Tranchée Racine - 6 ème



  La Tranchée Racine - 5 ème



 La Tranchée Racine - 4 ème




  La Tranchée Racine N°2 bis



 La Tranchée Racine - 3 ème






These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Event: Chad Muthard Book Signing






Thursday, June 27th at 7PM
at
Brickbat Books

Chad Muthard
Artist Lecture & Book Signing




 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Featured: Mario Santiago Papasquiaro




Mario Santiago Papasquiaro
Advice from 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic
Paperback

"American readers might recognize Mario Santiago Papasquiaro as the eccentric and renegade Ulises Lima in Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives. This canonical, book-length poem of Infrarealism was Santiago Papasquiaro’s response to the Beats and chronicle of his own literary circle. Full of politics and gossip, this poem brings to life Mexico in the 1970s."

"Santiago’s distress, derangement, and rages extend from a deep faith in poetry and its ability to both inscribe and incite new perceptions..." -Zach Savich, The Kenyon Review

"Best known as the inspiration for the irascible Ulises Lima in Roberto Bolaño’s famed novel The Savage Detectives, Santiago Papasquiaro is a formidable poet in his own right. His lyricism borders on the profane, with its bawdy metaphors and extensive use of vernacular imagery, often favoring an “ugly,” highly visceral beauty over the prim imagery found in more formal work." -Library Journal

"Papasquiaro’s poem, like much of Bolaño’s fiction, is a kind of nightmare spent in the company of one’s best friends: “the 1 who dreams of revolutions that stay too long in the Caribbean / the 1 who’d like to rip out the eyes of the billboard heroes / to expose the hollowness of the farce / the girl with the feline & filmic green eyes / even if on getting closer they turn out to be blue.” -Robyn Creswell, The Paris Review

"The poem is built like a roadside grotto—crystals, fossils, dinner plates, bottle caps—the materials are secondary to the construction, to the act of constructing, and oh, what a construction this is." -BJ Love, The Quarterly Conversation 





This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday 



Saturday, June 8, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Event: The Hugely Popular Poetry Reading Series Returns




Saturday, June 22nd at 7 P.M.
at
Brickbat Books

The Hugely Popular Poetry Reading Series
presents


πhole
Megan Gillespie 
Mary Lou Buschi 







πhole is a ukulele band from Washington, DC featuring poets Mel Nichols, Alyse Knorr, Kate Partridge, and others. Mel Nichols is the author of Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon (National Poetry Series finalist). Alyse Knorr's new book Annotated Glass is due out next month from Furniture Press. Kate Partridge is the editor of So to Speak and recently received her MFA at George Mason University.



 



Megan Gillespie writes, works, and parents a teenage son.  She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.  Her poetry has appeared in Cimarron Review, The Florida Review, and New Delta Review.








Mary Lou Buschi‘s poems have appeared or are appearing in Anderbo, Willow Springs, The Laurel Review, Cream City Review, RHINO, Pank, Tar River Poetry, Fourway Review, among others. She earned an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College Masters Program for Writers.  Mary Lou is also a mentor for new teachers through the Teaching Resident program at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.  Her chapbook, The Spell of Coming (or Going) was published by Patasola Press (2013).  She is a special education teacher in the Bronx.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Featured: Three from Atlas Press




Robert Desnos, Liberty Or Love! and Mourning For Mourning
Hardcover

"Mystery, the marvellous, the city of Paris transmuted by love, and Sanglot the Corsair’s pursuit of the siren Louise Lame: these are the essential ingredients of this masterpiece of early Surrealism. It was originally published in 1924 to immediate and lasting acclaim — except from the public authorities who immediately censored whole sections (here restored).

How describe a novel of such virtuosity and bravura, which never behaves as one would expect? Characters appear and vanish according to whim and desire, they walk underwater, nonchalantly accept astounding coincidences. It’s a hymn to the erotic, an adventure story illumined by the shades of Sade, Lautréamont and Jack the Ripper, a dream at once violent and tender, in fact the perfect embodiment of the Surrealist spirit: joyful, despairing, and effortlessly scandalous.

Desnos was one of the earliest members of the Paris Surrealist group. His remarkable talents first emerged during the “Period of Sleeping Fits”, when the group was investigating unconscious and trance states. Able to put himself in trance at will, he would pour out sonnets, prophecies, enigmatic drawings. “Desnos more than any of us got closest to the Surrealist truth,” wrote Breton in their first manifesto.

An active member of the Resistance, Desnos died of typhus two weeks after his liberation from the Nazi concentration camp at Terezin."  -Atlas Press





Hans Bellmer & Paul Eluard, The Doll
Paperback in Slipcase

"A legendary work on eroticism, surrealism, and photography. Includes a suite of poems by Paul Eluard, 15 colour photographs, 10 in black and white, plus numerous line drawings. Limited to 1000 slipcased copies.

HANS BELLMER (1902-1975) is one of the most illustrious names in the field of erotic art and Surrealism. The Doll comprises a series of photographs that have acquired iconic status and which exemplify the Surrealists’ conception of “convulsive beauty”. They are accompanied by a body of theoretical, poetic and speculative texts written between the 1930s and early 1960s which reveal Bellmer as one whose ideas are a “scandal for reason” (Joë Bousquet).

The insight Bellmer’s writing provides into his work is crucial. He weaves together a remarkably disparate set of concepts - covering such diverse fields as the body, psychology, anagrams, chance, the laws of optics and mathematics, the fourth dimension, hermaphroditism, the marvellous, intuition - into a theory of eroticism which forms the underlying rationale of his fearsome art.

This English edition is based exactly upon Bellmer’s original, the texts having been translated for the first time from the final German version." -Atlas Press





Alice Becker-Ho & Guy Debord, A Game Of War

The first English version of this game devised by Guy Debord, with a board and counters for playing. Book: 160 pp., 21 x 17 cm, board 42 x 34 cm.

"Guy Debord is best known as the prime mover of the Situationist International (1957-1972), as a filmmaker, and as the author of The Society of the Spectacle (1967). Alice Becker-Ho (Alice Debord) and Debord’s A Game of War originally appeared in 1987. This is the first edition in English, and the first to be accompanied by a game-board and counters allowing readers to play “at home” according to the rules given." -Atlas Press

So I have studied the logic of war. Indeed I succeeded long ago in representing its essential movements on a rather simple game-board… I played this game, and in the often difficult conduct of my life drew a few lessons from it — setting rules for my life, and abiding by them. The surprises vouchsafed by this Kriegspiel of mine seem endless; I rather fear it may turn out to be the only one of my works to which people will venture to accord any value. As to whether I have made good use of its lessons, I shall leave that for others to judge. (Guy Debord, Panegyric, 1989)







 These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Featured: Marshak & Lebedev


Two recent translations of the pioneering work of Soviet children's book creators, Samuil Marshak and Vladimir Lebedev...



Samuil Marshak & Vladimir Lebedev, Baggage
Hardcover












Samuil Marshak & Vladimir Lebedev, Baggage
Hardcover









 These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday


Monday, June 3, 2013

Featured: Edward Calvert's Ten Spiritual Designs






Edward Calvert, Ten Spiritual Designs
Enlarged from the Proofs of the Originals on Copper, Wood and Stone
MDCCCXXVII-MDCCCXXXI (1827-1831)
Printed and published by Thomas Bird Mosher
Portland, Maine 1931

A private press edition containing ten reproductions of wood, stone, and copper engravings by the artist Edward Calvert. Calvert was a disciple of Blake, and a member of the group known as The Ancients. His early, visionary work was relatively unknown and unpublished until the end of the 19th century.

We have two editions available:

a. An edition of 400 copies printed on hand-madeVan Gelder paper
Bound into this copy are 12 leaves of blue paper with 10 tipped in plates
(Slipcase is present but in poor condition, the book itself is in very good condition)

b. An edition of 25 copies, of which this is number 3
Printed on Japan Vellum, with 10 tipped in plates
Glassine dust wrapper with title printed on spine in slipcase
(both slipcase and dust wrapper are in fair condition, the book itself is in very good condition)














These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Event: Resurrectionist Book Launch at Indy Hall



This Thursday, June 6th 
at 6pm:
E.B. Hudspeth's The Resurrectionist
at
Indy Hall
(20 N. 3rd St, Old City)





Brickbat & Co. will be at Indy Hall manning the merch table for E.B Hudspeth's Resurrectionist book launch, signing, gallery exhibit, etc, this Thursday, (June 6th) 6-8pm.

UPDATE: We have a handful of signed copies of The Resurrectionist here at the shop. Quantities are limited, so pick up a copy while you can!





On Thursday, June 6th Indy Hall in Old City will host a book launch and gallery show for The Resurrectionist: The Lost Works of Dr. Spencer Black by artist and debut novelist E.B. Hudspeth.

A Vanity Fair Hot Type pick and set in Philadelphia, The Resurrectionist is a cross between Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Gray’s Anatomy, and offers two incredible books in one. The first book is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black while the second book is Black’s magnam opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, an anatomical reference manual of mythological beasts all rendered in meticulously detailed black-and-white anatomical illustrations.

The book launch will feature a gallery showing of Hudspeth’s artwork from the book, a discussion with the author moderated by Jason Rekulak publisher of Quirk Books, followed by a book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

Author E.B. Hudspeth is an artist and author living in New Jersey. The Resurrectionist is his first book.

Moderator Jason Rekulak is the publisher of Quirk Books, a Philadelphia based publishing company. He has acquired and/or conceived some of the company's most successful books, including the international sensation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the #1 New York Times best seller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and the Edgar® Award winning Last Policeman.

EVENT FACTS:
What: The Resurrectionist book launch featuring a gallery showing and author discussion moderated by Quirk Books publisher Jason Rekulak

Where:
 Indy Hall
 20 N. 3rd Street
 Philadelphia, PA 19106

When: Thursday, June 6 from 6-8pm

Cost: Free

For more information: www.quirkbooks.com