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Anna Khachiyan is a Russian-American cultural critic, writer, and co-host of the podcast Red Scare based in New York City.
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Serotonin
A Novel
Michel Houellebecq - Nov 19, 2019
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Michel Houellebecq's Serotonin is a scathing, frightening, hilarious, raunchy, offensive, politically incorrect novel about the current state of Europe, Western civilization, and mankind in general. Deeply depressed by his romantic and professional failures, the aging hedonist and agricultural engineer Florent-Claude Labrouste feels he is "dying of...
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
K-punk
The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher
Mark Fisher - Nov 13, 2018
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Fisher died in January 2017, but his writings--on his blog K-Punk, in publications such as The Wire and in books like Capitalist Realism--have had a lasting impact on the UK dance scene. K-Punk is an anthology of Mark's published and unpublished writings. With a Foreword by music journalist, Simon Reynolds....
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
The Culture of Narcissism
American Life in An Age of Diminishing Expectations
Christopher Lasch - Oct 23, 2018 (first published in 1978)
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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published in 1979, Christopher Lasch was hailed as a “biblical prophet” (Time). Lasch’s identification of narcissism as not only an individual ailment but also a burgeoning social epidemic was groundbreaking. His diagnosis of American culture is even more relevant today, predicting the limitless expansion of...
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
Free Women, Free Men
Sex, Gender, Feminism
Camille Paglia - Feb 06, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Ever since the release of her seminal first book, Sexual Personae, Camille Paglia has remained one of feminism's most outspoken, independent, and searingly intelligent voices. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concise volume. Whether she's calling for equal opportunity for American women (years bef...
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
Submission
A Novel
Michel Houellebecq - Oct 25, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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A controversial, intelligent, and mordantly funny new novel from France's most famous living literary figureIt's 2022. François is bored. He's a middle-aged lecturer at the New Sorbonne University and an expert on J. K. Huysmans, the famous nineteenth-century Decadent author. But François's own decadence is considerably smaller in scale. He sleeps ...
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
Agostino
Alberto Moravia - Jul 08, 2014 (first published in 1945)
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Thirteen-year-old Agostino is spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort with his beautiful widowed mother. When she takes up with a cocksure new companion, Agostino, feeling ignored and unloved, begins hanging around with a group of local young toughs. Though repelled by their squalor and brutality, and repeatedly humiliated for his weakness a...
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
Forty-one False Starts
Janet Malcolm - May 13, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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A National Book Critics Circle Finalist for CriticismA deeply Malcolmian volume on painters, photographers, writers, and critics.Janet Malcolm's In the Freud Archives and The Journalist and the Murderer, as well as her books about Sylvia Plath and Gertrude Stein, are canonical in the realm of nonfiction—as is the title essay of this collection, wit...
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
The True and Only Heaven
Christopher Lasch - Mar 08, 2013
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Can we continue to believe in progress? In this sobering analysis of the Western human condition, Christopher Lasch seeks the answer in a history of the struggle between two ideas: one is the idea of progress - an idea driven by the conviction that human desire is insatiable and requires ever larger production forces. Opposing this materialist view...
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
Iphigenia in Forest Hills
Anatomy of a Murder Trial
Janet Malcolm - Nov 20, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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"Astringent and absorbing. . . . Iphigenia in Forest Hills casts, from its first pages, a genuine spell — the kind of spell to which Ms. Malcolm’s admirers (and I am one) have become addicted."—Dwight Garner, New York Times"She couldn't have done it and she must have done it." This is the enigma at the heart of Janet Malcolm's riveting new book abo...
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
Woodcutters
Thomas Bernhard - Aug 10, 2010 (first published in 1984)
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Fiercely observed, often hilarious, and “reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg” (The New York Times Book Review), this exquisitely controversial novel was initially banned in its author’s homeland. A searing portrayal of Vienna’s bourgeoisie, it begins with the arrival of an unnamed writer at an ‘artistic dinner’ hosted by a composer and his society ...
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
Capitalist Realism
Is There No Alternative?
Mark Fisher - Dec 16, 2009
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After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework. Using examples from politics, films, fiction,...
Anna Khachiyan
Dec 24, 2019
For everyone asking for book recs, these are some of my favs, Merry Xmas!      source
The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek
Conjugal Love by Alberto Moravia
The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
Sontag and Kael by Craig Seligman
Contempt by Alberto Moravia
Boredom by Alberto Moravia
Platform by Michel Houellebecq
How to Go to the Movies by Quentin Crisp
The Conformist by Alberto Moravia
The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp
The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy by Christopher Lasch
The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis
Women As Lovers by Elfriede Jelinek
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Manners from Heaven by Quentin Crisp
Psychoanalysis by Janet Malcolm
The Time Of Indifference & Two Adolescents by Alberto Moravia
How To Become A Virgin by Quentin Crisp
The Looks Men Love by Vincent Roppatte