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America at War with Itself
Henry A. Giroux
An eye-opening critique of how America's drift toward authoritarian intolerance is dividing the nation and intensifying social and political conflicts.
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Breaking Through Power
It's Easier Than We Think
Ralph Nader
Now Available! A Thomas Paine-style indictment of how wealthy corporations control politics and how average Americans, through democracy, can fight back and win. October tour stops in D.C., Santa Cruz, the Bay Area, Portland, Seattle!
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Save Twilight: Selected Poems
Pocket Poets Number 53
Julio Cortázar
Newly expanded edition of a classic: the first and only collection of Cortázar's poetry to appear in English.
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Old Angel Midnight
Jack Kerouac
"The only book I've ever written in which I've allowed myself to say absolutely anything I want."—Jack Kerouac
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The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir
Susan Daitch
Indiana Jones meets Italo Calvino in a masterful, absurdist blend of biting social satire, rollicking adventure, invented history and mythology.
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Dated Emcees
Chinaka Hodge
"These are poems to read every day. To make mantras from. They are the best poems you've ever read."––Daveed Diggs, star of Hamilton
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The Earth Wants YOU
Reverend Billy Talen
A motivational handbook for earth activists, filled with inspired visions of a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution. Stop shopping and sign up now for the struggle of our lives! Earthalujah!
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The Gilda Stories
Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
Jewelle Gomez
Before Buffy, before Twilight, before Octavia Butler's Fledgling, there was The Gilda Stories, Jewelle Gomez's lush vampire novel.
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Out of Print
City Lights Spotlight No. 14
Julien Poirier
New in the City Lights Spotlight Series: Out of Print is a bicoastal surrealistic political poetry extravaganza.
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The Beats Abroad
A Global Guide to the Beat Generation
Bill Morgan
The international phase of the Beat Generation's story, documenting their travels and the tremendous influence it had on their writing.



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