Selections from my current tangible library linked to Goodreads.


Vienna Actionism by Eva Badura-Triska (Editor), Kerstin Barnick-braun, Herbert Klocker (Editor)

Installation Art by Claire Bishop

Ralph Eugene Meatyard by Guy Davenport

Bruce Nauman – Raw Materials by Emma Dexter

Marcel Duchamp by Anne d’Harnoncourt (Editor)

The Century of Artists’ Books by Johanna Drucker

Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972 by Elena Filipovic (Contributor), Joanna Mytkowska (Editor)

Francis Bacon by Matthew Gale (Editor), Chris Stephens (Editor)

The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich

A.Y.P.S. by Terence Hannum, Kevin Killian (Interviewer)

Foul Perfection: Essays and Criticism by Mike Kelley, John C. Welchman (Editor)

Minor Histories: Statements, Conversations, Proposals by Mike Kelley

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists by Sharon Louden (Editor)

A History of Video Art by Chris Meigh-Andrews

Conceptual Art by Ursula Meyer

Hans Bellmer edited by Michael Semff and Anthony Spira

Destruction by Sven Spieker (Editor)

Schiele by Reinhard Steiner

Georg Baselitz by Diane Waldman

Kara Walker: Hyundai Commission*


Haunted Air: Anonymous Halloween photographs from c. 1875–1955 by Ossian Brown

Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti

Tales of Times Square: Expanded Edition by Josh Alan Friedman

The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho-Punk, 1980-1984 by Ian Glasper

Chapel of Gore and Psychosis: The Grand Guignol Theatre by Jack Hunter

This Way Madness Lies by Mike Jay

White Line Fever: The Autobiography by Lemmy Kilmister, Janiss Garza

Car Crashes & Other Sad Stories by Mell Kilpatrick, Jennifer Dumas

Violence In Our Time by Sandy Lesberg

Public Collectors by Marc Fischer

Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore by Albert Mudrian, John Peel (Introduction)

Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk

Evidence by Luc Sante

Amok Journal Sensurround Edition by Stewart Swezey

Eyeball Compendium: Sex & Horror. Art & Exploitation by Stephen Thrower (Editor)

Nightmare, USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents by Stephen Thrower

William S. Burroughs, Throbbing Gristle, Brion Gysin (RE/Search #4/5) by V. Vale (Editor), Andrea Juno (Editor)

Industrial Culture Handbook (RE/Search #6/7) by V. Vale, Andrea Juno

Pranks (RE/Search #11) by V. Vale, Andrea Juno

The Psychotronic Video Guide To Film by Michael J. Weldon, Gordon Van Gelder (Editor)

Masterpieces Of Medical Photography: Selections From The Burns Archive by Joel-Peter Witkin (Editor), Stanley B. Burns


Les Onze Mille Verges : The Amorous Adventures of Prince Mony Vibescu by Guillaume Apollinaire

The Day of Creation by J.G. Ballard

The Kindness of Women by J.G. Ballard

The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

I Am Secretly an Important Man by Steven “Jesse” Bernstein

The Primal Screamer by Nick Blinko

The Bell Tolls for No One by Charles Bukowski, David Stephen Calonne (Editor)

Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs

Junky by William S. Burroughs

Last Words: The Final Journals by William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz (Editor)

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin*

White Noise by Don DeLillo

Beneath the Remains by Terence Hannum

The Supermale by Alfred Jarry

Ice by Anna Kavan

Maldoror and the Complete Works by Comte de Lautréamont, Alexis Lykiard (Translator)

A Violent Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini

The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Bilingual Edition by Stephen Sartarelli (Editor)

The Magic Christian by Terry Southern

Battle Royale – Remastered by Koushun Takami

*Added 11.12.21

Some More Books

(I’ve moved several times over the years, and had to purge my shelves every time. I also am a frequent public library user. This is a work in progress.)


In the Belly of the Beast: Letters From Prison by Jack Henry Abbott

Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton: An Autobiography by J.G. Ballard

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown

My Last Sigh by Luis Buñuel

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo

The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

Throbbing Gristle’s Twenty Jazz Funk Greats (33 1/3) by Drew Daniel

More Dirty Looks: Gender, Pornography and Power by Pamela Gibson

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens

The Devils of Loudon by Aldous Huxley

J.M.W. Turner by Jack Lindsay

The End of Nature by Bill McKibben

The Only Living Witness by Stephen G. Michaud, Hugh Aynesworth

Brave Men by Ernie Pyle

An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish: A Hilarious Catalogue of Organized and Individual Stupidity (essay) by Bertrand Russell

The Family by Ed Sanders

Lust for Life by Irving Stone

Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester

Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs by Hunter S. Thompson

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

Crackpot by John Waters

The Outsider by Colin Wilson


Inferno by Dante Alighieri

The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard

Crash by J.G. Ballard

The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard

Hello America by J.G. Ballard

High-Rise by J.G. Ballard

Super-Cannes by J.G. Ballard

Canal Dreams by Iain Banks

Complicity by Iain Banks

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

The Dead Father by Donald Barthelme

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

Tales of Ordinary Madness by Charles Bukowski

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

The Adding Machine by William S. Burroughs

Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

The Stranger by Albert Camus

Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Consumed by David Cronenberg

Libra by Don DeLillo

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Attic by Katherine Dunn

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Consumer by Michael Gira

Faust by Goethe

Hunger Knut Hamsun

Catch 22 by Joesph Heller

The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq

The Hermit by Eugène Ionesco

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

Solaris by Stanisław Lem

The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis

The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (I keep this on my Kindle)

The Corporation Wars Trilogy by Ken MacLeod

The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

Black Spring by Henry Miller

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

1984 by George Orwell

Mutant 59: The Plastic Eaters by Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis

Cold Tales by Virgilio Piñera

The Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Philosophy in the Bedroom by Marquis de Sade

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

Selfish, Little: The Annotated Lesley Ann Downey by Peter Sotos

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Native Son by Richard Wright

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