By Harold Miles (auth.)
. . .the novel captures the spirit of frontier event fiction in a latest surroundings and may intrigue fanatics of the yankee picaresque. -Publisher's Weekly
By Ambrose Bierce
A observe e-book, immediately up, with a twist The Devil's Dictionary is an American vintage. A Yankee Oscar Wilde with a depraved part to his tongue, received from seeing the area early and cynically because it fairly used to be, Ambrose Bierce, good friend and rival of Mark Twain, used to be one in all America's first nice writers and newshounds. His razor-sharp wit and underlying rage opposed to hypocrisy is completely complemented by way of Ralph Steadman's both incisive pen and ink illustrations. Adore, v..t. To venerate optimistically. Bride, n. a lady with an excellent destiny in the back of her company, n. An creative gadget for securing person revenue with out person accountability. Debauchee, n. one that has so earnestly pursued excitement that he has had the misfortune to overhaul it.
By Robin Lynn Williams
The compulsively readable and sinfully gossipy story of 5 Hollywood own assistants who band jointly to show the tables on their superstar employers—written by way of a former own assistant to a celebrity. during this depraved, laugh-out-loud debut novel, 5 depressing souls fight to make their mark on Hollywood, town of the soulless. Rachel, a starry-eyed and clueless Texas transplant accepts a place as assistant to an getting older tv diva. Michaela has spent years at the casting sofa, and the final pilot she nearly received, a decade in the past, went to that little not anyone, Lisa Kudrow. Jeb has been fired from extra assistant jobs than he cares to count number, and he at present teeters at the fringe of madness lower than one of many sleaziest brokers in Hollywood. Griffin assists a crass A-list supervisor who has a tanning mattress in his place of work. Kecia, a no-nonsense Pisces pining for romance and Krispy Kremes, works for a scorching youngster heartthrob who's continually searching for the following strong party—until his ex-con brother exhibits up on the entrance door. as soon as every week, the assistants meet to commiserate. whilst the procedure spits them out, they have to learn how to prevail via sheer selection, hard-won savvy, and success.
By Jerzy Kosinski
Offering this as a retail variation consistent with request. the shortcoming of of a clickable desk of contents is how this retail model comes.
A smooth vintage now on hand from Grove Press, Being there's some of the most renowned and demanding works from a author of foreign stature. it's the tale of Chauncey Gardiner - probability, an enigmatic yet exotic guy who emerges from nowhere to develop into an inheritor to the throne of a Wall highway wealthy person, a presidential coverage adviser, and a media icon. really "a guy with no qualities," Chance's undemanding responses to renowned matters are heralded as visionary. yet although everyone seems to be quoting him, not anyone is bound what he's fairly asserting. And filling within the blanks in his historical past proves very unlikely. Being there's a brilliantly satiric examine the unreality of yankee media tradition that's, if something, extra trenchant now than ever.
By Karl Kraus
“Perhaps sooner or later guy will [...] see what a small prevalence one of these world-war used to be while set opposed to the religious self-mutilation of mankind through its newspapers, and the way the battle was once at backside only one of its manifestations [...] permit me to overestimate the click. but when I continue incorrectly that an epoch which takes the designated variation so calmly because the occasion itself, and with excited nerves takes lies for proof, whether it is now not precise that extra blood has flown from telegrams than they claimed to include, then permit this blood be on my hands." Karl Kraus used to be a razor-sharp observer of fin-de-siècle Vienna. His paintings is creative, subversive and immensely insightful. In 1899, Kraus proven his personal magazine, Die Fackel (The Torch), and set out 'to drain the marsh of empty phrase-making', aiming his satire at favorite objectives corresponding to the clicking, psychoanalysis and Zionism. in keeping with Kraus, a lot of the social and political divide in Vienna – the place the problem of immigration was once resulting in mounting tensions and a virulent upward push in anti-Semitism – was once because of the mass-circulation of the clicking, whose manipulation of public opinion via a language made of mangled clichés and hackneyed words was once corrosive of political and social lifestyles. This view dominates the despairing imaginative and prescient painted in his most eminent inventive success, The final Days of Mankind, an apocalyptic drama written based on the outbreak of worldwide conflict I which runs to over two hundred scenes and incorporates a forged of approximately 500. along a range of remarkable essays (including “A Crown for Zion"; “Salomé" and “In those nice Times"), this assortment comprises the prologue and whole first act of The final Days of Mankind, in addition to a range of aphorisms culled from Die Fackel. a wide a part of the paintings featured this is being offered in English translation for the 1st time. This variation additionally contains a chronology, advised extra interpreting and notes.
By Malcolm Bradbury
First released 1959 via Secker & Warburg
This variation released 2000 through Picador
Forty-year-old college professor Stuart Treece is quite set in his methods, and in the course of the altering attitudes of the '50s, his encounters with the more youthful new release are making him consider decidedly alien. while he falls disastrously in love with one among his scholars all his efforts to acclimatize are hilariously undermined.
Timeless and incredible, consuming humans is inaccurate is Malcolm Bradbury's first novel, and verified him as a grasp of satire.
By Terry Southern
A darkly hilarious, wildly erotic satire of Hollywood
King B., the world's such a lot widespread filmmaker—winner of a string of Oscars and awards from Cannes to Venice—takes on a brand new undertaking: the most costly, star-studded, top of the range, X-rated movie ever made. He joins forces with manufacturer Sid Krassman, who's made a fortune with B videos, and Angela Sterling, a misunderstood intercourse image who longs to do "serious" paintings. After convincing the principality of Liechtenstein to host the creation in alternate for a distribution unique to spice up tourism, King B. and Krassman arrive with forged and team to make The Faces of affection. whereas retaining the character of the movie mystery from American bankers, King B. traces up a number of ecu and American big-name stars. yet be aware leaks out to the neighborhood spiritual teams and doubtless even the Vatican. among the Cardinal's makes an attempt to sabotage construction and the large egos or even higher libidos behind the curtain, the firm plummets into hilarious anarchy.
Blue motion picture is comedian eroticism at its best—populated by means of over-the-top characters, memorable discussion, and perverse vignettes, and coloured by means of razor-sharp insights into the movie industry.
This e-book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Terry Southern together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen records from the author's property.
By Andersen Prunty
This choice of brief tales via writer Andersen Prunty positive aspects "Room 19", a post-apocalyptic nightmare in keeping with Nick Cave and the undesirable Seeds' tune "From Her to Eternity", showing for the 1st time anyplace, and "Market Adjustment", approximately one man's conflict with the rich, formerly on hand in simple terms in a truly restricted version. additionally comprises: "The airborne dirt and dust Season", "The guy With the Face Like a Bruise", "The Photographer", "The evening the Moon Made a Sound", and "The Funeralgoer."
By Dave Eggers
Now greater than ever, americans are stricken by way of questions. As sweaty modernity thrusts itself upon us, the veil of lack of understanding that cloaked our kingdom hangs in tatters, tattered tatters. Our "funny bones" are neither enjoyable nor bony. Glum is the recent giddy, and the previous giddy wasn't too giddy to start with.
What may be performed to forestall this relentless march of drabbery? not anything. yet possibly this booklet can be utilized to ordinary the ache. incorporated herein:
The Ten Worst movies of All Time, as Reviewed through Ezra Pound over Italian Radio
Unused Audio statement by way of Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, Recorded summer season 2002, for The Lord of the earrings: Fellowship of the hoop DVD (Platinum sequence prolonged Edition), half One.
How very important Moments in My existence might were varied If i used to be Shot within the Stomach
My Beard, Reviewed
Circumstances less than Which i'd Have intercourse with a few of My Fellow Jurors
Words that will Make great Names for infants, If It Weren't for his or her wrong Meanings
As a Porn motion picture Titler, i could Lack Promise
Ineffective how one can Subdue a Jaguar
Eleven Lunch Meats i've got Invented
Four issues i'd Have stated to Sylvia Plath if I have been Her Boyfriend
And a lot, even more, together with 20 tremendous new lists . . .
By Raymond Waddington
Pietro Aretino's literary impression used to be felt all through such a lot of Europe through the sixteenth-century, but English-language feedback of this writer's paintings and personality has hitherto been sparse. Raymond B. Waddington's learn redresses this oversight, drawing jointly literary and visible arts feedback in its exam of Aretino's rigorously cultivated scandalous personality - a personality created via his writings, his behaviour and during a large choice of visible arts and crafts.
In the Renaissance, it used to be believed that satire originated from satyrs. The satirist Aretino promoted himself as a satyr, the typical being whose sexuality promises its truthfulness. Waddington exhibits how Aretino's personal building of his public id got here to eclipse the worth of his writings, inflicting him to be denigrated as a pornographer and blackmailer. Arguing that Aretino's deployment of a creative community for self-promotional ends was once such a success that for a interval his face was once probably the main well-known in Western Europe, Waddington additionally defends Aretino, describing his involvement within the higher sphere of the creation and promoting of the visible arts of the period.
Aretino's Satyr is richly illustrated with examples of the visible media utilized by the author to create his character. those comprise pix through significant artists, and arti minori: engravings, portrait medals and woodcuts.