Erotic, Classic, Illustrated, Kama Sutra, Historic, Sex, Funny; Hardcover Book - VG condition (although missing dust-jacket)
Funny, witty and full of clever observations, as well as wildly narrow minded, sexist and misogynistic thoughts, it is not in this day and age a text to be taken literally. Women are allowed out of the house now, but as a historical sex document, interesting and something to learn. The overall idea is that if a man studies sex, is varied, considerate and fun in the bedroom with his wife, he will need only one partner and they’ll both be happy.....also, to make your dick bigger "...leeches may be put into a bottle and, thus enclosed, buried in a warm dung-hill until they are dissolved into a coherent mass and form of sort of liniment, which is used for repeatedly anointing the member. The member is certain to greatly to benefit by this."
Erotic, Biography, Bondage, S&M, B&D, Australia, Pornography, Art; Paperback Book (2009) - Ex Used condition
Gretel Pinniger, dominatrix, fetishist, artist, and courtesan to the rich and famous has been shocking and outraging Australia for decades. Never shy of publicity, this introverted daughter of a handsome war hero from the Melbourne establishment once wanted to become a nun. Instead, she threw her leather-clad body into a world of sex, drugs and riotous parties. She danced with Elton John, catered to Clyde Packer's more creative sexual fantasies and was supported by a fabulously wealthy patron, who bequeathed her a generous allowance so long as his name was never disclosed by her. Despite marrying and becoming a mother, there is nothing ordinary about the outlandish Gretel Pinniger. Join Sam Everingham as he takes you into the colourful reality of Australia's most misunderstood eccentric. This is a portrait as revealing, provocative and outrageous as Madam Lash herself.
Horror, Zombie, Screenplay, Behind the Scenes, Violent, George Romero; Paperback Book 316 pages - New
"They're coming to get you, Barbara..." These five words unleashed a terrifying movie classic on an unsuspecting public in 1968, stunning audiences with endless nightmares. George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead raised the bar for onscreen violence. Moviegoers were bludgeoned with horrific scenes of zombies blood-feasting on human body parts. Nothing was taboo. A six-year-old child nibbling on her daddy's arm! Plunging a garden tool into her mother's heart! More blood spewed onscreen than ever before! And yet, people returned for more--in hordes. The zombie movie phenomenon had officially been spawned. This is the true story of the flesh-eating classic that started it all. Dozens of photos too shocking to be seen until now
Stomach-churning details behind the groundbreaking FX, Compelling, revealing interviews with cast and crew, The legacy of Night of the Living Dead for today's horror directors.
Subgenius, Bob Dobbs, Counter-culture, Underground; Paperback Book (352 pages) - VG Used condition (some creases and folds)
The SubGeniuses, followers of a satiric pseudo-religion, worship J. R. ``Bob'' Dobbs, the grinning, pipe-smoking salesman who, according to their legend, performs miracles, has sex with a four-ton giant slug and preaches a doctrine of ``slack'' (not being too disciplined). The myths of the SubGenii generally provide a platform for irreverent comment on government and religion. But this ragged collection of stories, all based on ``church'' lore, is devoid of literary merit. Many entries read as if they were stream-of-consciousness exercises assigned to male adolescents on LSD. Laser guns, spaceships, drugs, scantily clad women (``girls'') and penises (sometimes multiple or gigantic) are the dominant images. Time travel, conspiracy theories and flashing lights also figure prominently. Recommended for hardcore SubGeniuses only.
Avant Garde, Theory, Film, Experimental Film, Surreal; Paperback Book (136 pages) - VG+ Used condition
Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes and Passions examines the variety of concerns and practices that have comprised the long history of avant-garde film at a level appropriate for undergraduate study. It covers the developments of experimental film-making since the modernist explosion in the 1920s in Europe through to the Soviet film experiments, the American Underground cinema and the French New Wave, structuralism and contemporary gallery work of the young British artists. Through in-depth case-studies, the book introduces students not only to the history of the avant-garde but also to varied analytical approaches to the films themselves - ranging from abstraction (Richter, Ruttmann) to surreal visions (Bunuel, Wyn Evans), underground subversion (Jack Smith, Warhol) to experimental narrative (Deren and Antonioni).
John Fahey, Autobiography, American Primitive, Avant Garde; Paperback Book - Ex Used condition
A collection of fictional but semi-autobiographical stories, this work comes from one of the most influential guitarists in music history. The tales are recalled in a conversational, feverish tone, following the musician in his childhood and young adulthood in post-World War II suburbia, pausing along the way for moments of clarity and introspection. The stories resist categorization—part memoir, part personal essay, part fiction, and part manifesto they simply stand alone, having their own logic, religious dogma, and mythological history.
Rare, Conspiracy Theory, New World Order, Illuminati, Australian, Underground, Independent; A4 Handmade Paperback Book - VG cond - has some marks on front cover, perhaps where someone has erased pencil....
This rare as shit conspiracy theory nut-job publication is chock full! 169 pages of rants, some of which are incredibly intelligent, some not so.... Try find out any information about this publication or the author/editor Steven Adams. Almost impossible. This one is for the real collectors of the obscure....
"Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them. There is no third." - T. S. Eliot
"Dante's poem is, for many, the greatest single work of Western literature." - Ian Thompson.
"I love my Dante as much as the Bible. He is my spiritual food, the rest is ballast." - James Joyce.
In the middle of our life's journey, I found myself in a dark wood/Bewildered, and I knew I had lost the way: so opens Dante's Divine Comedy, "the best book literature has achieved" as Jorge Luis Borges writes.
Dante's Inferno, one of the greatest works of European literature, and "the most original and audacious treatment of the afterlife in Western literature" dazzles with its vivid and inventive storytelling and imagery. However, it contains much more than poetry and theology; it displays Dante's wide and comprehensive learning, and his deep understanding of contemporary politics and society. "All life is contained in the poem, for Dante's was an all-encompassing imagination, that interwove classical philosophy with Catholic doctrine and contemporary politics," (Ian Thompson).
The thirty-three cantos of Inferno follow Dante, as, guided by the epic poet, Virgil, he travels through the nine descending circles of a freezing Hell, until he meets Satan trapped at the bottom. The Inferno is the most gripping and engaging book of The Divine Comedy, as Dante meets those damned for forbidden love, and all manner of human vices. (The damned, amusingly, include many of Dante's enemies!) Inferno is the logical conclusion of all that is worst in human life. It is bearable only because Dante eventually emerges. The Divine Comedy was written over a period of twenty years towards the end of Dante's life. It was appreciated as a masterpiece soon after its completion, and it has captivated both readers and the Western imagination ever since. The Inferno is the most widely translated book after the Bible. This edition is translated by the celebrated poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Conspiracy Theory, Illuminati, Freemasons, Culture, Sociopolitical; Paperback Book - New
James Shelby Downard, who died at the age of eighty-three in 1996, is one of the most compelling conspiracy theorists of the twentieth century. Robert Anton Wilson wrote that Downard’s “King-Kill” essay, regarding the involvement of Freemasons in the murder of John F. Kennedy, is “the most incredible Illuminati theory of them all.” Marilyn Manson wrote a song based on “King-Kill 33°,” and even two rock bands, one in Atlanta and the other in Seattle, named themselves after Downard’s piece. The Carnivals of Life and Death is James Shelby Downard’s thrilling life story, detailing the skullduggery and ritualism of the KKK and Freemasonry and how they imposed themselves on the young Downard and his family in Depression-era Deep-South America in the 1930s. Editor Elana Freeland writes in her introduction, “Downard’s tale is a piece of the puzzle of a very important period when networks of fraternal orders were front and center in consolidating techniques of sociopolitical control.” Interest in the hidden aspects of Freemasonry is reaching boiling point today, and James Shelby Downard’s eagerly awaited contribution to this secretive and little-known aspect of American culture will be widely read and discussed.
Melbourne, Rare, Independent, Punk, Vicious Circle, 80's, Scene; Paperback Book (262 pages) - VG Used condition
Rejected by suburbia for being a freak, Agro finds acceptance in the Melbourne hardcore punk scene of the 1980's, where mates and music are everything. Moving from squat to squat she and her friends survive thugs, prostitute rings, police raids, bikie gangs and thieving speed addicts. Despite the bleakness of their lifestyle they live by a code of loyalty, one that is all important and separate from the world that rejected Agro. In her desperate struggle for acceptance she is drawn back to her violent past. Only this time being a freak is no disadvantage. FLy is the beginning to a disturbingly real saga set in an underground world that slams to a genuine Melbourne beat with real bands, real venues and real attitude. Unwashed punks from the day will recognise names, bands and venues from the time, an excellent, totally independent document of the 80's Melbourne punk scene!!
Rare, Elvis, Piss-take, Photography; Americana, Large-scale, Road-trip; Hardcover Book - Good Used condition (Cover has some crease marks)
''The King is Alive!''...The journey of the photographers Robert Huber and Stephan Vanfleteren began in New York somewhere along 42nd street. It ended three weeks and eleven states later in Death Valley. Everything the two artists did during their journey, they did dressed as Elvis Presley, the King of Rock'n'Roll. The artists photographed each other, with Presley (Vanfleteren) in black and white, and Elvis (Huber) in color. ''Elvis'' and ''Presley'' crossed the country riding Greyhound buses and subways, hitch-hiking, strolling through malls or ending up in small town bars where strange women embraced them. While as photojournalists they were accustomed to remaining behind the scenes, here Huber and Vanfleteren found themselves suddenly thrust into the spotlight of their own work. What emerges is a hyperreal road movie, a media-damaged update of Robert Frank's "The Americans ", in which two Europeans step into the boundless television screen that is America. Hardcover, 11 x 11 inches, 98 pages, 45 color and 45 b&w illustrations.
Tom Wolfe, New Journalism, Cult, Social Commentary; Paperback Book 144 pages (1989 reprint) - Good Used condition
“What Tom Wolfe has done is create an appallingly funny, cool, small, deflative two-scene social drama about America's biggest, hottest, and most perplexing problem--the confrontation between Black Rage and White Guilt.” ―Time magazine
“Wolfe's genius is that he is fair; he puts the Bernstein part in perspective against the background of New York social history. Read it and weep with laughter.” ―Houston Post
“A sociological classic . . . At Wolfe's hands the socialites get a roasting they will long remember.” ―Saturday Review
“Tom Wolfe understands the human animal like no sociologist around. He tweaks his reader's every buried though and prejudice. He sees through everything. He is as original and outrageous as ever.” ―The New York Times
“Uproariously funny and socially perceptive . . . a penetrating dissection of the confusion among the classes and the search for status.” ―Women's Wear Daily
“Tom Wolfe at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent.” ―San Franciscio Chronicle
“Absolutely brilliant. One of the finest examples of reporting and social commentary I have read anywhere.” ―Gay Talese