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Originally banned in Paris and published by the Olympia Press under the pseudonym Maxwell Kenton, Candy is the scandalous 1958 novel cowritten by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, now reissued with an introduction by B. J. Novak. Candy was greeted in America by white-hot controversy, becoming a bestseller and helping to cement Southern's reputation as a legendary absurdist comic. The book centers on the sexual misadventures of a young girl named...
2) Texas Summer
An evocative, poignant coming-of-age novel set in rural Texas in the 1950s Through events small and large, thirteen-year-old Harold Stevens grows up during a pivotal summer in the red-dirt backcountry of West Texas. With his friend C.K. Crow, the black field hand who works for Harold's father, he shoots deer and quail, fishes for catfish, mends fences, grows and learns about marijuana, and tests his emerging manhood against bullies, bulls, and...
A satirical dream-logic journey through the dark heart of 1950s Los Angeles Dr. Frederick Eichner, world-renowned dermatologist, is visited by the entrancingly irritating Felix Treevly who comes to him as a patient and stays as an obsession. Prosaic incidents blossom into bizarre developments with the sharpened reality of dreams as the spectral Mr. Treevly leads the doctor into a series of increasingly weird situations. With the assistance of a drunken...
4) Blue Movie
A darkly hilarious, wildly erotic satire of Hollywood King B., the world's most admired filmmaker-winner of a string of Oscars and awards from Cannes to Venice-takes on a new project: the most expensive, star-studded, high-quality, X-rated film ever made. He joins forces with producer Sid Krassman, who's made a fortune with B movies, and Angela Sterling, a misunderstood sex symbol who longs to do "serious" work. After convincing the principality of...
An underground classic, Red-Dirt Marijuana is a brilliant collection of incisive, darkly comic, devastating stories and wide-ranging pieces by America's master satirist One of the great collections, the range found here is impressive: from new journalism to absurd parodies and theatrical sketches; from absurd short riffs to Southern's most classic and lyrical early works of fiction. "Red-Dirt Marijuana," the insightful, funny, and moving story of...
In this uproarious and wicked cult-classic, Southern skewers American greed and pomposity Guy Grand, an eccentric billionaire prankster, is rich enough to do whatever he likes. And what he likes is to carefully execute projects where he can cauterize by ridicule what the rest of the world ignores: complacency, greed, corruption, and idiocy. Determined to "make it hot for people," Grand spends his billions staging a series of hilarious, sometimes bewildering...
7) Now Dig This
An unforgettable chronicle of an era by one of America's wildest-and most brilliant-comedic and literary minds Edited by Nile Southern and Josh Alan Friedman Starting with his landing at the Battle of the Bulge, Terry Southern showed a knack for winding up in the world's most interesting places. He spent the fifties on the Left Bank of Paris, the sixties in mod London, and the seventies touring with the Rolling Stones. When the Beatles rolled out...
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Lamb Branch - ADULT
Lucero Branch - ADULT
An erotic science fiction fantasy in which a female adventurer travels through space vanquishing evil in the forms of robots and monsters and rewarding the men who assist her.
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|||Two-DVD special edition.||The Criterion Collection||2 videodiscs (95 min.) : DVD video, sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations, some color ; 16 cm) + 2 sheets (4 pages ; 23 cm) + 1 miniature booklet (5 cm)||English|
Greenhorn Valley Branch - ADULT
In this dark comedy, chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian Doomsday Device. The President, his aides and the Pentagon struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.