"Desiring-production and machines, psychic apparatuses and machines of desire, desiring-machines and the assembling of an analytic machine suited to decode them: the domain of free syntheses where everything is possible; partial connections, included disjunctions, nomadic conjunctions, polyvocal flows and chains, transductive breaks; the relation of desiring-machines as formations of the unconscious with the molar formations that they constitute statistically in organized crowds; and the apparatus of social and psychic repression resulting from these formations—such is the composition of the analytic field." —D&G, Anti-Oedipus
Our reprint of Barry N. Malzberg's science metafiction novel Galaxies will be published later this month. One of the reasons A-OP exists is to bring good out-of-print books back into circulation, ideally for use in the classroom. If anybody is interested in teaching Galaxies, email us at email@example.com and we're happy to provide you with a desk copy.
Nostalgia is the definitive biography of Mina Byrne, obscure modernist avant-garde poet, painter, lamp-shade maker, and never-before-suspected muse of infamous Russian-American novelist, Vasili Novikov, and his son, Andrew Brennan, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Over ten years in the making, the novel draws from unpublished manuscripts, letters, and poems, reconstructing hypothetical paintings and lost photographs, reinventing forgotten eras, crisscrossing continents, and following its own laws of space and time. Jennings' groundbreaking portrait of an unknown and possibly plagiarized life presents a metafictional map of literary obsession, sexual betrayal, and monstrous megalomania. Traversing the landscape of a derelict past, we encounter schizophrenic sons, repressed philosophers, pugilist film stars, vampiric fathers, spectral butterflies, eccentric aunts, flamboyant flaneurs, reclusive mothers, bawdy vaudevillians, tittering dilettantes, absurd futurists, and one of the most unromantic and anti-nostalgic heroines imaginable.
Nostalgia is slated for publication early in 2015.