Confessions of a Failed Egoist by Trevor Blake
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Baltimore: Underworld Amusements 2014. Paperback, 140 pages. ISBN 978-0988553651. Read more about Confessions of a Failed Egoist here.
The Gospel According to Malfew Seklew and Other Writings By and About Sirfessor Wilkesbarre
Baltimore: Underworld Amusements 2014. Paperback, 280 pages. ISBN 978-0988553682.
The polemical writings by and about Sirfessor Wilkesbarre: a Chicago Radical, Social Aristocrat and Egoist Superman of the early 20th Century. Companion of Ragnar Redbeard, frequenter of the Dil Pickle Club, and a man too magnificent for one moniker. Fred Wilkes (1864 – 1930) traversed in the mind through Socialism into a Sardonic Nietzschean Egoism as he made his way in the flesh from England to Chicago and New York. Founder of the Society of Social Aristocrats, selling Salvation to All and One through pamphlets, radio presentations and soap-box lectures on Love, Laughter, Wit and Wisdom.
With an introduction by Trevor Blake, author of Confessions of a Failed Egoist, gathering never before published biographical details of Wilkesbarre and the radical milieu he circulated in. Fortified by fancies from his time as Associate Editor of the egoist journal The Eagle and The Serpent, pamphlets co-written with the infamous author of Might Is Right, and selections from Hobohemian Chicago newspaper The Day Book. In addition, the editors have produced over 250 elucidating footnotes and gathered a number of illustrations judiciously arranged throughout the book.
ECCLESIASTÉS / ECCLESIASTES / DER PREDIGER
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Todo lo que te viniere a la mano para hacer, hazlo con todas tus fuerzas; porque en el sepulcro, adonde tú vas, no hay obra, ni industria, ni ciencia, ni sabiduría. / Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. / Alles, was dir vor Handen kommt, zu tun, das tue frisch; denn bei den Toten, dahin du fährst, ist weder Werk, Kunst, Vernunft noch Weisheit.
For Ourselves: The Right to Be Greedy
Theses on the practical necessity of Demanding Everything. A 30,000 word, 72 page situationist-influenced synthesis of egoism and communism. Download for Kindle, HTML or PDF – Free!
Th. Metzger and rachMiel: Big Gurl
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“The prose equivalent of R. Crumb and S. Clay Wilson on evil speed and sterno.” – Hakim Bey. Mary Cup isn’t just a big girl – she’s Big Gurl, a queen-sized package of beauty and brawn that men are dying to get their hands on. That includes the meter man, the minister, the mugger, the social worker, and even her own Baddest Daddy. Bizarro-style horror from 1989 now back in print with a new cover by Kenneth Huey.
Ernest Mann: I Was Robot
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I Was Robot is the best of Ernest Mann’s newspaper, Little Free Press. In 1969, at the age of 42, Mann cashed out and spent the rest of his life living the Priceless Economic System (PES). His secret? Accept no payment for your work. Unlike other revolutionaries who redistributed other people’s wealth, Mann volunteered to go first. With the PES all products and services can be given away free of charge. And there will be no more war. Lauded by poet Naomi Shihab Nye, described as ‘a sort of urban Thoreau’ and ‘the grandfather of the ‘zine movement,’ I Was Robot identified the 99% (by name!) decades ago. Out of print since 1990, with a new introduction by Trevor Blake.
Dora Marsden: The Freewoman and the Egoist
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DADA would break the meaning of meaning in 1916. Technocracy Inc. told us technology trumped tyranny in 1919. The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus warned us about words in 1921. Magritte’s treacherous pipe smoked us out in 1928. General Semantics conducted the war between map and territory in 1933. The situationists spoke of the spectacle in 1957. William S. Burroughs punched The Ticket that Exploded in 1963. The English Collective of Prostitutes lauded legal love for sale in 1975. But before all that, there was Dora Marsden. Post-everything by 1913. Reading books of comics twenty years before the first comic book was published. Small-press publishing forty years before the first photocopier. Social media savvy eighty years before the Web. Two volumes of the works of Dora Marsden with a new introductions by Trevor Blake.
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Selections from the works of Raoul Vaneigem (1934 – present). Basic Banalities (1962), Some Theoretical Topics That Need To Be Dealt With Without Academic Debate or Idle Speculation (1966), The Revolution of Everyday Life (1967), Contributions to The Revolutionary Struggle, Intended To Be Discussed, Corrected, And Principally, Put Into Practice Without Delay (1974) and The Book of Pleasures (1979).
Trevor Blake: Portland Memorials
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Between 2009 and 2011 I walked the length and breadth of downtown Portland. When I found a memorial, I transcribed what it said and where it was. This book includes all the memorials in downtown Portland. I have entered this book into the public domain for the same reason Joseph Shemanski gave Portland the Shemanski Fountain: “to express in small measure gratitude for what the city has done for me.”
Kerry Wendell Thornley: The Dreadlock Recollections
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Confession / satire by the mind-controlled assassin of John F. Kennedy. “In early November of 1963, Slim and I arrived at the little house in Harahan, Louisiana, and Brother-in-law said to me, as soon as I sat down, ‘Kerry, give me some ideas about assassinating John F. Kennedy.’ I was more than happy to oblige; for years I had been saving up ideas about how to murder the President. I’d spoken of assassinating Kennedy to anyone who would listen to me ever since my arrival in New Orleans.”