Welcome If you're looking for a lot of books and a pleasant place to peruse them, seek no further. Since 1992, Dog Eared Books has been supplying a book-hungry Mission District with new, used, and remaindered books as well as magazines, calendars, and notebooks. We're a general interest store, so we have a little of everything, but we do specialize in Beat, off-beat, small press, and local literature. Our staff of is happy to help you locate specific titles or you can roam around discovering wondrous obscurities you never knew you couldn't live without.
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A Random & Regularly Updated List of Dog Eared Small Press Bestsellers:
1. Octavia's Brood - Various Authors 2. Bowie by Simon Critchley 3. The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink 4. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (temporarily sold out.) 5. Citizen by Claudia Rankine 6. Inferno by Eileen Myles 7. Limber by Angela Pelster 8. The Woman Who Borrowed Memories by Tove Jansson 9. After the Tall Timber by Renata Adler 10. Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli
In other happy news, our summer remainders are arriving, including:
1. 10th of December by George Saunders 2. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel 3. Season of the Witch by David Talbot 4. Fledgling by Octavia Butler 5. Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon 6. Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart 7. Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis 8. NW by Zadie Smith 9. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 10. Carsick by John Waters
Talk is a hilariously irreverent and racy testament to dialogue: the gossip, questioning, analysis, arguments, and revelations that make up our closest friendships. It’s the summer of 1965 and Emily, Vincent, and Marsha are at the beach. All three are ambitious and artistic; all are hovering around thirty; and all are deeply and mercilessly invested in analyzing themselves and everyone around them. The friends discuss sex, shrinks, psychedelics, sculpture, and S and M in an ongoing dialogue where anything goes and no topic is off limits. Talk is the result of these conversations, recorded by Linda Rosenkrantz and transformed into a novel whose form and content put it well ahead of its time. Controversial upon its first publication in 1968, Talk remains fresh, lascivious, and laugh-out-loud funny nearly fifty years later.
″Talk is an era-defining text. With its unvarnished ‘realism’ and its celebration of marginalized groups, Talk argues that the everyday language of men and women is valuable, important, and worthy of a book.” —The Millions
“Cool, astringent...something new, something beyond black humor or pop fiction.” —The New Republic
“Talk gave me a sizzling Warholian window into the smart-mouthed freaky New York scene of the late 1960s. I was overwhelmed by a desire to jump in a time machine.” —Simon Doonan, author of The Asylum
“The rawest of raw material is hashed over in detail, but with such clinical openness and enthusiasm that one is far more often delighted and stimulated than embarrassed or shocked.” —James Leo Herlihy, author of Midnight Cowboy, Book World
“The three [main characters] mercilessly dissect themselves and each other. Ostensibly everything goes in, with sudden realistic swerves of attention from the state of their souls and their sex-lives to the cooking—from egos to eggs, so to speak, which is very much the way life is...The pattern of self-revelation is far from coarse: it is eloquent and convincing, with its insights suddenly stumbled upon, its slender bridges of nervous sympathy that join each private island to the threatening outside world.” —Norman Shrapnel, The Guardian
“It is sometimes hard to remember just how radical Talk was when it was published. Rosenkrantz’s innovative process of using transcribed recorded conversation as dialogue introduced a level of reality not unlike the choice to paint from photographs instead of live models.” —Chuck Close
“Talk is smart and funny and raunchy, and very very quotable.” —The Toast
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