SIX CHAIRS BOOKS – art & theory bookstore

The Great Outdoors

Author: Monika Kalinauskaitė, Monika Janulevičiūtė
Title: The Great Outdoors
Publisher: TLTRPress
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Artists' Books
Stock: ✔

written by Monika Kalinauskaitė, illustrated and designed by Monika Janulevičiūtė


It’s 2017 and your life ISN’T a clusterfuck? Grow the fuck up. Though it’s often cloaked in reticence, the distance between what we want and what we’re offered is unravelling at the seams. Our fail-safes are falling apart. Our bodies are willed into cosmic orgies of fate, time, chance, and cum bubbles. Our universe is collapsing.  It’s no time for shyness—we need all hands on dick. What will happen when we bare it all in the open for everyone to see: our loves, our legs, and our late-night dirty texts, dirty secrets, and dirty pants? There’s a world busting open like a nut: Welcome to the Great Outdoors. ― Nathan Beyonce Ma

www.thegreatoutdoors.121.lt

10.00 EUR

All Books

Author: Liam Gillick
Title: All Books 
Publisher: Bookworks
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry
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The cover of the book, as told by the artist himself, is a drawing of him made by his friend about ten years ago envisagaging his look ten years later... which is today !

Collected here for the first time are Liam Gillick’s major fictional texts: McNamara PapersIbukaDiscussion Island/Big Conference CentreThe Winter School, with Erasmus is Lateand Literally No Place. Within each history, and the utopias and alternative visions of society envisioned by writers, filmmakers, philosophers, and scientists are presented and speculated on, often through the fictionalised voices of secondary historical characters. Traversing genres of fiction and critical discourse, ideas are explored in a nonlinear, open-ended discursive format, in which the textual structure mirrors the structuring of the presented ideas. In each text Gillick’s concern is to explore complex, paradoxical historical moments and the ideologies that shaped them, reflecting on how the redundant utopian elements of the past continue to structure contemporary society and remain impulses within speculations of our post-utopian future.

20.00 EUR

Like a Woman

Author: Quinn Latimer
Title: Like a Woman. Essays, Readings, Poems
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Poetry
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Moving from Southern California to central and southern Europe, crossing geographies and genres, Quinn Latimer's texts record specters and realities of culture, migration, and displacement, compounding the vagaries of rhetoric and poetics with those of personal history and criticism. 

Composed in the space between the page and live performance, Latimer’s recent essays and poems collected here examine issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture’s relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading, and art making. Shifting between written language and live address, between the needs of the internal and the external voice, Like a Woman retrieves the refrain, the litany, and the chorus, exploring their serial ecstasies and political possibilities.

20.00 EUR

CAConrad

Author: CAConrad
Publisher: Fivehundred Places
Subject: Poetry
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10.00 EUR

The Complete Plays

Author:  Guy de Cointet; Hugues Decointet, Francois Piron, Marilou Thiebault (eds.)
Title:  The Complete Plays
Publisher: Paraguay Press
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry, Monographs
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Guy de Cointet (1934–1983) was fascinated with language, which he explored primarily through performance and drawing. His practice involved collecting random phrases, words, and even single letters from popular culture and literary sources—he often cited Raymond Roussel's novel Impressions of Africa as influential—and working these elements into nonlinear narratives, which were presented as plays to his audience. 

Paintings and works on paper would then figure prominently within these performances. In his play At Sunrise . . . A Cry Was Heard (1974), a large painting depicting letters bisected by a white sash served as a main subject and prop, with the lead actress continuously referring to it and reading its jumble of letters as if it were an ordinary script. His drawings likewise are almost readable but just beyond comprehension. De Cointet is recognized as one of the major figures in the conceptual art movement that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1970s, having strongly influenced a number of prominent artists working in southern California, including Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley.

Guy de Cointet: The Complete Plays gathers for the first time all the theatrical works by Guy de Cointet, written between 1973 and 1983. With twenty-five plays in the original French and English and in translation, the book also features commentaries, interviews, and documents relating to their intended design and staging, including notebooks, drawings, photographs, posters, and invitation cards from the archives of Guy de Cointet Estate at the Centre Pompidou's Kandinsky Library in Paris.

39.00 EUR

Journey to the Land of Movies

Author:  Viktor Shklovsky
Title: Journey to the Land of Movies
Publisher: RAB RAB Press
Subject: Artists' Writings , Literature & Poetry
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The first English translation of Viktor Shklovsky's EXPERIMENTAL CHILDREN BOOK Journey to the Land of Movies, originally published in 1926 in Russian. The book tells a story of twelve-year-old Kolya's journeys in the US. While traveling he experiences inequality and exploitation, and at the same time learns how films are made, and in which way movie industry operates. Translated by Mikko Viljanen, the book is edited Sezgin Boynik and Jyrki Siukonen. Designed by Ott Kagovere, the book is printed in the edition of 500.

12.00 EUR

Weird Fucks

Author: Lynne Tillman
Title: Weird Fucks
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry

FICTION. WOMEN'S STUDIES. ART BY AMY SILLMAN. The long out-of-print 1978 novella by the brilliant Lynne Tillman catalogs a series of encounters and relationships spanning the 60s and the 70s. Fucking is involved. So is weird, but in a way that means more than just weird. Think wyrd, like the witch sisters of Macbeth, or already feeling like a ghost, or waiting in a Victorian nightgown on Valium for two months, or knowing more about the cock of the baby alien in your bed than about his face. It's an early work, but already the sentences are classic Lynne Tillman, brutal, funny, concrete, and haunted. This is how WEIRD FUCKS should have always been, alone and beautiful and shiny in the world. The 8 full color artworks by Amy Sillman rub up against the words, and the fine detail and construction make it a pleasurably Weird Fuck to read and hold.

 

18.00 EUR

Treinte Ban

Author: Bhanu  Kapil
Title: Treinte Ban. A Psychiatric Handbook to Accompany a Work Undone
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry
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8.00 EUR

Peer Confession

Authors:  Rachel B. Glaser & John Maradik
Title: Peer Confessions
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry
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Norene and I both want boyfriends. Years ago we just pretended to want them, but now I actually feel achy. My life will totally flip once I get one. It will be like when B.C. switched to A.D. Once I get him, I will pour my love into him like magic in a funnel. Norene and I want tall, hilarious boys. I am going to make mine spin like a statue on a music box. I will shine my flashlight all over him, and understand his penis and why it looks like that. Norene will have hers do her homework.

8.00 EUR

Noelle Kocot

Author: Noelle Kocot
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Dorothea Lasky

Author: Dorothea Lasky
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

The Forerunner

Author: Marin Buschel
Title: The Forerunner
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry
Stock

8.00 EUR

I Watch the Human

Author: Bhanu  Kapil
Title: Treinte Ban. A Psychiatric Handbook to Accompany a Work Undone
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry
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Laurie Weeks’ fiction and other writings have been published in The BafflerViceNestIndexLA Weekly, Semiotext(e)’s The New Fuck You, and Dave Eggers’ The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008. She has taught in writing programs at UC San Diego and the New School, and has toured the US with the girl-punk group Sister Spit.

8.00 EUR

Sundogz

Author: Mark von Schlegel
Title: Sundogz
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature
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Was there some sort of accident? The Doll was now certain that the Japanese didn’t consider him a human. He was concerned with Deary alone. Her flukes lifted to maintain her treading water, left her pale bottom and sex exposed. Was he watching simultaneously from below? The Doll let his tendrils obscure. 5 hours till orbital synch, he remembered. The Doll called up the red-screen into his mindspace and traced the instantly visible tags: Mab's Buoy relay SFS Good Fortune, Wawagawanet 2145270401:33 —from Sundogz

14.00 EUR

Eileen Myles

Author: Eileen Myles
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

When The Sick Rule The World

Author: Dodie Bellamy
Title: When The Sick Rule The World
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature
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A moving meld of essay, memoir, and story, When the Sick Rule the World collects Dodie Bellamy’s new and recent lyric prose. Taking on topics as eclectic as vomit, Kathy Acker’s wardrobe, and Occupy Oakland, Bellamy here examines illness, health, and the body—both the social body and the individual body—in essays that glitter with wit even at their darkest moments.

In a safe house in Marin County, strangers allergic to the poisons of the world gather for an evening’s solace. In Oakland, protesters dance an ecstatic bacchanal over the cancerous body of the city-state they love and hate. In the elegiac memoir, 'Phone Home,' Bellamy meditates on her dying mother’s last days via the improbable cipher of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Finally, Bellamy offers a piercing critique of the displacement and blight that have accompanied Twitter’s move into her warehouse-district neighborhood, and the pitiless imperialism of tech consciousness. 

17.00 EUR

Matthew Zapruder

Author: Matthew Zapruder
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

M. A. Vizsolyi

Author: M.A. Vizsolyi
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Heather Christle

Author: Heather Christle
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Eugene Ostashevsky

Author: Eugene Ostashevsky
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Ishion Hutchinson

Author: Ishion Hutchinson
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
Stock: ✔

Black Space

For Erna Brodber

Be ye my fictions; But her story.
— Richard Crashaw

I can bring a halo

into the night cave, quiet
with music (do not ask the music),
to her shaded there
in the moon; her fine spectacles
steam their pond rings;
her animal eyes fix
on the lintel of the door
as the wax owl glances back at me. I am her little cotton
tree the breeze combs
white into a final note,
her diminuendo poco a poco ...    
Moon-afro, myself
outpaces me
in wonder of her.
She goes off and I seep
under the black sprout
of her house, to rise
a salmon bell on the hill
dissolving mild cloud fractals,
without grief or malice.
10.00 EUR

Ilya Kaminsky

Author: Ilya Kaminsky
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government.

Ilya is the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press) which won the Whiting Writer's Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship given annually byPoetry magazine. Dancing In Odessa was also named Best Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine

 
10.00 EUR

Carl Phillips

Author: Carl Phillips
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Michael Dickman

Author: Michael Dickman
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Mary Ruefle

Author: Mary Ruefle
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Susan Wheeler

Author: Susan Wheeler
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Anna McDonald

Author: Anna McDonald
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Roger Reeves

Author: Roger Reeves
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Mathew Dickman

Author: Matthew Dickman
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
Stock: 

10.00 EUR