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Headpress Guide to the Counter Culture : A Sourcebook for Modern Readers (2004) - Temple Drake, David Kerekes [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Subject matter will appeal to a broad cross section of interests, and includes cult film, outsider music, graphic art, photography, adult comics, fiction, eroticism, crime and the occult.
Headpress is a small, independent publishing house founded in 1991 mainly devoted to works of non-fiction: cult movies, music, the history of pulp literature, comic books, true crime, sin & sleaze and forteana. Subject matter for Headpress is wide ranging but collectively can be termed “pop culture”. (Also known as ‘transgressive’, ‘counterculture’ or ‘underground’ literature.) --
Profile from headpressHeadpress, the Journal of Sex Religion Death is an English language publisher co-founded by David Kerekes . Headpress' book imprint, Critical Vision, has garnered acclaim with its cutting edge publications such as See No Evil (written by Kerekes and David Slater), The X Factory and Psychotropedia. [Jan 2006]
Headpress is a critically acclaimed independent publishing house, at the forefront of cutting-edge publishing since 1991.
Home to Headpress Journal and the book imprints Critical Vision and Diagonal, Headpress is devoted to producing stylish and distinctive books by new and celebrated writers and artists.
Subject matter for Headpress books is wide ranging but can collectively be termed as “pop culture”.
Headpress was founded in 1991 by three Davids — David Kerekes, David Slater and David Flint — and originally conceived as a means to release in Britain a film by cult German director Jörg Buttgereit. --https://securehost2.zen.co.uk/headpress/AboutUs_WhatIsHeadpress.asp [Jan 2006]
Headpress Guide to the Counter Culture : A Sourcebook for Modern Readers (2004) - Temple Drake, David Kerekes
An indispensable sampling of the vast assortment of publications which exist as an adjunct to the mainstream press, or which promote themes and ideas that may be defined as pop -culture, alternative, underground, or subversive.
Updated and revised from the pages of the critically acclaimed Headpress journal, this is an enlightened and -entertaining guide to the counter culture by way of its books and zines, with contact information accompanying each review so that readers may find out more.
"Particularly bizarre, disturbing, and sometimes delightful"-Time Out
From the Publisher
In depth and entertaining reviews An excellent sourcebook for a wealth of publications both mainstream and small press Ideal reference tool for readers familiar with pop culture and those seeking an introduction Places the contemporary small press and pop culture literary scene in historical context Includes contact information for each publication reviewed Comparable to Russ Kick’s Psychotropedia (also published by Headpress) but with more opinionated reviews and a greater emphasis on the historical context of the small press Publishers Headpress have been at the forefront of pop culture writing for over ten years Subject matter will appeal to a broad cross section of interests, and includes cult film, music, graphic art, photography, comics, fiction, adult, crime and the occult Pop Culture readers, i.e. fans of Disinfotainment, Apocalypse Culture, Loompanics, Amok, etc Readers interested in the small press Because of the contact info listed, will appeal to writers seeking publishers Sourcebook for libraries
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