SIX CHAIRS BOOKS – art & theory bookstore

How to Train Your Virgin

Author: Wednesday Black
Title:  How to Train Your Virgin (New Lovers 1)
Publisher:  Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

14.00 EUR

Eileen Myles

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

KUNTALINI

Author: Tamara Faith Berger
Title: KUNTALINI (New Lovers 7)
Publisher:  Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature
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Eat ass, pray, love. Twenty-five year-old Yoo-hoo experiences a sexual awakening in her yoga class. She breaks up with her boyfriend and travels to Niagara Falls where she meets a cold-fish teen prostitute and an ex-army troglodyte deep in the falls. Yoo-hoo's unforgettable yogic journey sweeps across the realms of hysteria, asana and enlightenment.

Kuntalini is the latest volume in Badlands Unlimited's New Lovers series of short erotic fiction. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today. 

14.00 EUR

Solution 257: Complete Love

Author: Ingo Niermann
Title: Solution 257: Complete Love
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Artists' Writings
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Ingo Niermann’s provocative new novel imagines a Berlin alternative to the activist occupation of public spaces in 2011. The completists, gathered at Alexanderplatz, aspire for justice through intimacy. They believe that only when the redistribution of material wealth includes equal chances of finding sex and love—no matter how elderly, disabled, or ugly you are—communism will become real. This volume of the Solution series is a revolutionary erotic fiction.

Karl, a freelance writer and young stay-at-home dad in Berlin, first dismisses the completists as a bunch of as fringe weirdos and burnouts. But over the course of one summer day, his outlook changes after a series of encounters both virtual and physical. Contacting him on Skype, an attractive and mysterious stranger tells him she has only three hours left to live. Their video chat starts a game of seduction and intrigue and turns into a vivid debate on the decorum of modern relationships and fantasies. Instead of satiating him sensually and emotionally, Ava enlightens him about the real completist challenge of justice through sex and intimacy. Karl must join ranks with disabled sex-rights activist Oskar Patzer before his day’s journey—culminating in an improvised public orgy prefaced by a choreographed group performance—can indicate the possibilities for completing love. 

18.00 EUR

God, I Don't Even Know Your Name

Author: Andrea Mcginty
Title: God, I Don't Even Know Your Name (New Lovers 3)
Publisher:  Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature
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Eva is a hot mess. When her promising art career in New York takes a plunge, she enters rehab and finds sobriety-but not peace of mind. She escapes to Europe and loses herself in one hook up after another using Bangly, the newest dating app. She meets a run-of-the-mill Finnish curator and thinks it's love. Or is it just wanderlust?

God, I Don't Even Know Your Name by Andrea McGinty is the third installment of New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

Even the Dead Rise Up

Author: Francis McKee
Title: Even the Dead Rise Up
Publisher: Bookworks
Subject: Literature
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Even the Dead Rise Up, and the political becomes personal. In McKee’s first novel, observations of seances, scientific advances, group education outings, Kurdish protests for the ‘disappeared’, become mixed with his own Tarot influenced visions: a haunting spirit appears; the relation between political resistance and Spiritualism is cast as an insurrectionary force and a millenarian energy, celebrating the ecstatic moment. Histories of isolated early Christians and twentieth century mystics affect the psyche, all of this documented through journal entries that move from Scottish islands to Puerto Rico. Influenced by forms of 1960s new journalism, McKee pushes language to match the raw material of the stories, which become more erratic, signalling the looming fate of the text and its author.

Francis McKee is an Irish writer and curator working in Glasgow. He is Director since 2006 of the CCA, Glasgow, and a lecturer and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art. Since 2011 he has been working as lead researcher on an AHRC research project – The Glasgow Miracle: Materials Towards Alternative Histories. He curated the Scottish participation at the Venice Biennale with Kay Pallister in 2003, and has written and co-published extensively on the work of artists linked to Glasgow. Previously, McKee worked as an historian of medicine for the Wellcome Trust.

12.00 EUR

Calamities

Author: Renee Gladman
Title: Calamities
Publisher: Wave Books
Subject: Literature and Poetry, Essays & Non-fiction
Stock: ✔

WINNER of the 2017 Firecracker Award for Nonfiction from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)

Reading Calamities is incantational. The reading experience is one drenched in the constant feeling of ignition and obstruction. Calamities at once demands and inhibits; it solicits and perturbs. It frustrates and tickles. And it reminds us, most forcefully, that narrative is erotically phenomenological. (Prathna Lor, Jacket2)

A collection of linked essays concerned with the life and mind of the writer by one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. Each essay takes a day as its point of inquiry, observing the body as it moves through time, architecture, and space, gradually demanding a new logic and level of consciousness from the narrator and reader.

15.00 EUR

Of Mongrelitude

Author: Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Title: Of Mongrelitude
Publisher: Wave Books
Subject: Literature and Poetry
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Finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry

Of Mongrelitude is a colloquy on the mongrel body, textual and actual, sexual, specieal, and racial. Composed in a hybrid style, it makes the argument that everything can and does come into ‘englyssh’: ancient and invented languages, european and indigenous, tongues not yet named. All of this ‘made up as medicine’, as ceremony for all creatures, as literal song.

16.00 EUR

What is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know). Interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter (1983-2009)

Author: Anselm Berrigan (ed.)
Title: What is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know). Interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter (1983-2009)
Publisher: Wave Books
Subject: Literature and Poetry, Essays & Non-Fiction

The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church was founded in 1966 for the overlapping circles of poets in the Lower East Side of New York. These interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter form a kind of conversation over time between some of the late 20th century's most influential poets and artists, who have come together in this legendary venue over the past 50 years. Includes interviews with Charles North, Anne Waldman, Bernadette Mayer, David Rattray, Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Koch, Harryette Mullen, Barbara Henning, David Henderson, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, Ed Sanders, Samuel Delany, Harry Matthews, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Renee Gladman, Lorenzo Thomas, Fred Moten, Stan Brakhage, Alex Katz, Lewis Warsh, Ron Padgett, Maggie Nelson, Wayne Koestenbaum, Eileen Myles, and more.

22.00 EUR

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

12.00 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

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

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

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

The Amme Talks

Author: Ulf Stolterfoht 
Title: The Amme Talks
Publisher:  Triple Canopy
Subject: Literature
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Translated by Shane Anderson with an afterword by Peter Dittmer.

The Amme Talks is a conversation between poet and machine. In 2003, poet Ulf Stolterfoht and a chatbot named Amme (which means “wet nurse” in German) met in Berlin. For one week, Stolterfoht interrogated Amme: not just a chatbot, actually, but a steel-and-glass construction with a computer interface, which is connected to a glass of milk, a robotic arm that tips over the glass, and a tube that releases water, as if urinating.

Stolterfoht asked Amme—the creation of artist Peter Dittmer—about the nature of authorship and the agency of language; he intended to turn the answers into an essay on poetics. While Amme replied to every question, Stolterfoht observed that the output was 'highly self-reflexive, if not entirely self-referential,' and impossible for him to assimilate into his writing. He’d hoped to glean something from Amme’s performance of an idiosyncratic and mechanical form of human speech. Instead, he stumbled on a remarkable 'second-order realism' in which words refer not to things but to themselves.

10.00 EUR

Etudes des Gottnarrenmaschinen

Author: Shane Anderson
Title: Etudes des Gottnarrenmaschinen
Publisher: Broken Dimanche Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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It’s not often that a collection of writing reaches as far and wide as Shane Anderson’s debut work, Etudes des Gottnarrenmaschinen. Broken Dimanche Press is extremely excited to be publishing this bold collection which includes three works that explore the boundaries of fiction and poetry. Utilising a plethora of devices – erasures, pseudo application forms, Oulipo constraints, and the limits of the paragraph – this is indeed a virtuoso collection that takes on the problems of (modern) travel, power relations, historical and mental representation. Using humor as a tool to diffuse these heavy-handed themes, Etudes des Gottnarrenmaschinen takes the musical analogy of the ‘etude’ seriously, considering these to be studies, 'lessons,' difficult, all aimed towards a future idea of what fiction could be, pushing up against a static Aristotelian scheme.

In this collection the reader moves from a Rome both ancient and modern to a reconfigured world of global travel, and on to a unique, philosophical examination of translation, rationalism and the possibility of the transcendent. Instead of being envious of the video game as the site of literary potential, Anderson has boldly taken on the form in the first piece of this collection, 'Failed Proposals,' and what we get as the result is the closest one can come to having a Playstation story that Barthelme or Perec would be happy to sit down and pla

10.00 EUR

I Watch the Human

Author: Laurie Weeks
Title: I Watch the Human
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry

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

I Would Do Anything for Love

Author: Al Bedell
Title: I Would Do Anything for Love (New Lovers 5)
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

High school freshman Cecily Nicole Scott is looking for love in all the wrong places. She finds it first with Mike A in the back of his car. Then she meets Mike B, a "Professional Devirginizer." Smart, tender and depraved, IWDAFL is Spring Breakers meets Judy Blume.

I Would Do Anything for Love by Al Bedell is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

We Love Lucy

Author: Lilith Wes
Title:We Love Lucy (New Lovers 2)
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

On the night of her 30th birthday, Lucy's best friend Nicholas gives her just what she's always wanted-the chance to watch him and his handsome boyfriend James get it on in the flesh. But what happens when Nicholas' gift merely whets her appetite? When a feast for the eyes leaves her heart and body famished, how far will Lucy go to satisfy her hunger? And what will it mean for their friendship? 

We Love Lucy by Lilith Wes is the second book of New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

Matthew Zapruder

Author: Matthew Zapruder
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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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

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

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

The Forerunner

Author: Marin Buschel
Title: The Forerunner
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry
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8.00 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

M. A. Vizsolyi

Author: M.A. Vizsolyi
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 
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10.00 EUR