Saturday, November 30, 2013

Featured: Two by Nabokov






Pale Fire
British paperback edition




Lolita
Olympia Press "Butterfly" edition
Paperback





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

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Closed For Thanksgiving!





Brickbat will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th. We will re-open Friday at 11am. Happy Holiday!







Monday, November 18, 2013

New Arrival: Signed Infinite Jest!




David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Hardcover with dust jacket
First Edition, third printing

Signed by the Wallace in a box, on the title page, below the author's printed name, with the inscription "For Elizabeth." A lovely copy.



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

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Featured: Two From The Pocket Poets Series




The Love Poems Of Kenneth Patchen
City Lights Pocket Poets Series Number 13
Stapled wraps 






Kenneth Rexroth, Thirty Spanish Poems Of Love And Exile
City Lights Pocket Poets Series Number Two
Stapled wraps








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

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Featured: The Future!






William Atheling, Jr (James Blish) The Issue At Hand
Paperback (out of print)





 John Blaine, The Rocket's Shadow
A Rick Bryant Anventure
Hardcover (out of print)





 Theodore Sturgeon, A Saucer Of Loneliness
Paperback (out of print)




Carey Rockwell, Stand By For Mars
(Tom Corbett, Space Cadet)
Hardcover (out of print)




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

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Friday, November 15, 2013

New Arrival: Pierre Mac Orlan






A HANDBOOK FOR THE PERFECT ADVENTURERBy Pierre Mac Orlan
Translated, with an introduction, by Napoleon Jeffries


Pierre Mac Orlan’s 1920 Handbook for the Perfect Adventurer was at once a paean to the adventure story, a tongue-in-cheek guidebook to the genre’s real-life practitioners and a grim if unspoken coda to the disasters of World War I. “It must be established as a law that adventure in itself does not exist,” Mac Orlan stipulates. “Adventure is in the mind of the one who pursues it, and no sooner is he able to touch it with his finger than it vanishes, to reappear much farther off in another form, at the limits of the imagination.” This handbook outlines two classes of adventurer: the active adventurer (sailors, soldiers, criminals) and the passive adventurer (sedentary parasites who draw sustenance from the exploits of the former). Roaming from battlefields to pirate ships to port-town taverns, and offering advice on reading, traveling and eroticism, Mac Orlan’s Handbook is ultimately a how-to manual for the imagination, and a formulation of the stark choice all would-be adventurers must face: to live or write.

Generally known as the author of Le Quai des brumes (the basis for Marcel Carné’s film of the same name), Pierre Mac Orlan (1882–1970) was a prolific writer of absurdist tales, adventure novels, flagellation erotica, and essays, as well as the composer of a trove of songs made famous by the likes of Juliette Gréco. A member of both the Académie Goncourt and the Collège de ’Pataphysique, Mac Orlan was admired by everyone from Raymond Queneau and Boris Vian to André Malraux and Guy Debord.





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Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Arrival: Richard Brautigan




Richard Brautigan, The Pill Versus The Springhill Mine Disaster
Paperback 
(This edition is out of print) 




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

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Featured: Charles Fort




The Complete Books Of Charles Fort:
The Book Of The Damned, Lo!, Wild Talents, New Lands
Hardcover (out of print)


After coming into a large inheritance at the beginning of the 20th century, newspaperman Fort spent the remainder of his life in The British Museum and the New York Public Library digging through old newspapers, manuscripts, and scientific journals, collecting every paranormal and unexplained mystery he came across. His writings were much admired by everyone from Theodore Dreiser to Oliver Wendell Holmes. They also greatly influenced early science fiction, establishing many of the themes that became standard in the genre.



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

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Arrival: Carroll Dunham



Carroll Dunham, Thought Process

"A group of drawings by Carroll Dunham. With the help of Sammy Harkham we "manhandled" these images into something like a loose narrative. Dunham's expressive lines and shapes are blown up, re-colored, and otherwise altered in this 64-page exploration of his thought process." -Picturebox 

Stapled wraps, edition of 1500

 






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

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Featured: Jules Romains' Donogoo Tonka




Jules Romains, Donogoo Tonka, Or The Miracles Of Science
Hardcover

"Donogoo-Tonka or The Miracles of Science: A Cinematographic Tale is a mock film scenario written by the French novelist Jules Romains. It was first published in book form in 1920, and has never been translated into English. The satirical plot concerns a famous geographer whose academic career is about to be derailed by the revelation that he has invented a city in South America. Through a hilarious sequence of events, a suicidal young man finds a new mission in life by undertaking to found the fictional city, thereby redeeming the error and reputation of the absentminded professor."



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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Featured: Lubok





Lubok 5
Christoph Ruckhäberle, Thomas Siemon (Ed.)

Linocut book with 88 black and white original linocuts by Gitte Bach, Malene Hartmann, Tobias Lehner, Jirka Pfahl, Robert Schmiedel, SPAR, Claus Stabe, Anke Theinert, Steve Viezens, Simone Waßermann
Cover design: Christoph Ruckhäberle
Paperback, 114 pages, 32x24 cm, edition of 700
Released 2008









Lubok 4
Paperback

63 black and white linocuts by Jules de Balincourt, Luis Gispert, Stuart Hawkins, Justin Lieberman, Tim Lokiec, Tom McGrath, Danica Phelps, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Dana Schutz, Aaron Spangler, Tal R, Phoebe Washburn
Paperback, 98 pages, 32x24 cm, edition of 1500










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

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215 592 1207

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Event: Matt Kish's Heart Of Darkness




Saturday, Nov 9th at 7pm
at 
Brickbat Books

Matt Kish's 
Heart Of Darkness

Come out next Saturday for a book signing and discussion with artist Matt Kish!


Following his massive—and massively successful—Moby Dick in Pictures, artist Matt Kish has set himself upon an equally impressive, and no less harrowing, task: illustrating each page of Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece, Heart of Darkness. Kish’s rich, imaginative drawings and paintings mirror Conrad’s original text and serve to illuminate Marlow’s journey into the heart of the Congo, and into the depths of the human soul. Heart of Darkness is a text ripe for analysis and argument, formally and thematically; it explores matters of imperialism, racism, gender, and the duality of human nature. Kish’s illustrations add another layer, and another voice in the conversation. Heart of Darkness is an essential edition for fans and students of Conrad’s work, but is, above all, a piece of art all its own.

Kish’s introduction lends context to his approach, details his relationship and struggle with Conrad’s work, and illuminates his own creative process. An index in the rear of the book catalogs the sentences and phrases that inspired each of the one hundred original pieces of art.