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Hypocrite Press of Charlottesville
Fandango! By Anonymous & Introduction by Joel Jones
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Crass verse satire of Cville restaurant insiders. This is a long and vulgar rhyming metered poem, exquisitely distasteful but culturally significant to Downtown Charlottesville and beyond. A tight... More > and crudely hilarious spoof of 20-something nightlife and its rewards. Soon after publication was occasionally memorized and performed drunkenly late-night in public places by 20-somethings with nothing better to offer the world. Anonymous, with an introduction by Joel Jones.< Less
The Veil By Taylor Harris
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Short, powerful essay on the emotion of race at UVA. "A visit to Jefferson's University is a walk through the turn-of-the-century South, where poplar trees bear a peculiar fruit and the roots of... More > tradition strangle the buds of progress." This is the most difficult work Hypocrite Press prints, and perhaps the one of which we are most proud. While it will be included in our pending collection of Charlottesville nonfiction, it was unthinkable to let it sit in a drawer until that publication appears... Taylor Harris< Less
A Landscape for Any Evasion By Gabriel Check et al.
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Charlottesville short stories; compilation 1. What is intended to be a collection of durable nature of short fiction set in and around Charlottesville, Virginia. This is not a 'literary review' or a... More > 'magazine'. It is a hard-bitten compendium, a solid volume of timeless, deathless prose. Emmett Boaz * Gabriel Check * Alan Farrell * Philip Green * Nicholas Martin * Michael Nace * Miss Doran Ramsey * Kevin Schroeder< Less
The Book of the Poe Centenary at UVA By Various
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Commemorating Poe's 100th, now 200th, birthday. In 1909, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth, and emphasizing his connection to the University of Virginia, a large... More > celebration was held at UVA, involving Poe scholars from around the world. Subsequent to the event, a book of the speeches and greetings from that gathering was issued in limited printing. This is a new edition of it. In addition to lengthy talks by noted Poe scholars from Britain, France, Germany and the U.S., there are commemorative poems written for the event, and official greetings sent by the likes of Yeats, Thos. Hardy, etc. Various Contributors< Less
Laughing Friends Deride By Matthew S. Farrell
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Charlottesville novel, satire. Charlottesville and its drunken and degenerate 20-somethings. Set in and around the Downtown Mall in the putative Golden Age of Charlottesville, the mid-1990s,... More > vacillates between strained sentimentality and acid critique, with soothing doses of high comedy and literary playfulness. Matthew S. Farrell< Less
Book of the Hanged Man By Jamie Dyer
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Lyrics-as-verse of the quixotic troubador. Jamie Dyer, singer-songwriter and visionary, prophet of the dusty mainstreet and disused tobacco-barn, seer a-far and speaker a-near, broke bad on Cville... More > Downtown in the early 1990s with a small combo that was soon to become legend and legion in this tawdry burg: The Hogwaller Ramblers. Here, reprinted from the early edition, lyrics to a few of his songs, presented in this slim volume as the clever and powerful verse they are--words to make Jim Morrison blench, to send Dylan-Cohen-Brel scampering for cover. A friend of the Press and a prime-mover in the creation of our bohemian downtown subculture. Jamie Dyer< Less
Me, I'm a Pawn © By Alex Frampton Jost
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Verse. This is the tenth anniversary re-issue of an outstanding volume. This poet, exceptional in this age in his depth and breadth of knowledge of classic poetic forms, emerged at a flashpoint in... More > contempo-poetic culture, when Native-Tongue School hip-hop merged with the excesses and abuses of the poetry slam: sometimes in respect, sometimes mockery, sometimes defiance of traditional forms. Alex Jost was brilliant in navigating his way through the dynamic tensions of the poetic-literary moment, and this work is the path he nimbly blazed. Alex Frampton Jost< Less
This Way to the Egress By Nicholas Martin
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Novel of charlottesville. Combat veteran of The Sandbox returns to pursue with his buddy a Gatsby/Heart-o-Darkness exploratory peramble of hometown excess and his own otherness, through sinister... More > Downtown and the savaging periphery. Breathtakingly accurate and sentimentally affectionate portrayal of the town, and the natives we never see. A devastating critical judgment of what we were and have become. Nicholas Martin< Less
eastern standard: a southern northerner goes south By benjones
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Travelogue of a visit to charlottesville. benjones was not a journalist by trade or by nature, but that didn't stop him from chronicling his Robitussin-fueled entropic adventures with a youthful... More > disregard for propriety and form. Eastern Standard: a Southern Northerner Goes South is one such record, a single week in his young life, filled with weddings, trains, tattoos, and general debauchery. Lovingly, if haltingly, curated and annotated by his older self, Eastern Standard is a snapshot of a particular time, a particular gonzo mood that existed once in a slightly grittier Charlottesville, VA. benjones< Less
thinkingthroughmorning By Gabriel Check
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Travelogue of a motorcycle trip from Vietnam through Laos and then on to China and finally Mongolia, where the Charlottesville author hitchhiked, bussed, and rode horses to find a taimen, a fish that... More > every angler with a flyrod, once he learns of it, dreams of catching. In the style of Bruce Chatwin or the better travel writing in the 1930s, economically vivid description draws the reader into the unspoiled vastness of Mongolia. Gabriel Check< Less