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More Joe Ambrose books, plus movies, music, DVDs, journals, foreign language editions, etc.

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This is Not an Anthology

Oneiros Books 2016
ISBN 10: 1291919333 / ISBN13: 9781291919332

Edited by Chris Kelso, this collection includes Wallace Berman, Mary Beach, S. Clay Wilson, Brion Gysin, Claude Pelieu. Joe Ambrose's short story, Incident at Ourika Valley, is featured.

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Cut Up!

Oneiros Books 2014
ISBN 10: 1291745920 / ISBN13: 9781291745924

In Paris in the late Fifties Beat Generation writer William Burroughs and his sidekick Brion Gysin developed the cut-up method. It involved taking a piece of finished text and cutting it into pieces - then rearranging those pieces to create a new text or work of art. Burroughs wrote that: "When you cut into the present the future leaks out."

"Burroughs used the cut-ups to write beautiful poetry, or he would cut up his friends' personalities and see what emerged. The cut-ups are the runway to the magic universe. Everybody should cut their lovers up for better sex. Everyone should get themselves CUT UP!" Victor Bockris, author ofTransformer - The Lou Reed Story, Andy Warhol - The Biography.

"Since Gysin sliced the papers and with Burroughs saw the realm of the possible, the cut-ups have always been essential as experiments across all media. This volume returns to theories, texts and images; it looks back, looks forward, and cuts." Robert Rosen, author, Nowhere Man

Signed copies available directly from the author via the contact page

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Antibothis 4

Antibothis 2012

Texts from Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Z'ev, Carl Abrahamsson, Mike Diana, Robin Rimbaud, V. Vale, Joe Coleman and Joe Ambrose's story "Whatever Happened to the Teenage Dream?"

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Antibothis 3

Antibothis 2010
ISBN 10: 9899544795 / ISBN 13: 9789899544796

Anthology and CD compilation: "The Darker Side of Me - White Irish" short fiction by Joe Ambrose plus tracks by The Master Musicians of Joujouka, Lydia Lunch.

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The Fenian Anthology

Mercier Press 2009
ISBN 10: 1856356078 / ISBN 13: 9781856356077

"This collection takes a conventional chronological approach (some academic historians might question the validity of such an apostolic succession). The other guiding principle seems to be an eclectic mix of whatever the editor finds interesting (many of the entries are written by him). This is not a criticism; it is the very oddness of the book that makes it a good read. Thus we have entries on 'Robert Emmet - a man for whom fame was dearer than life', 'James Stephens: hawk, braggart and blackguard?', 'Cathal Goulding, the flaxen foe' and commentary on the Provisional IRA's 1970s training manual or Green book (Martin McGuinness's response in 2003 to a Saville Inquiry question about its significance is quoted-'I think it means the book was green'). All in all, a great book to dip in and out of." HISTORY IRELAND

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Dan Breen and the IRA

Mercier Press 2006
ISBN 10: 1856355063 / ISBN 13: 9781856355063

The much-admired biography of Dan Breen, one of the leaders of the IRA during the Irish War of Independence.

"It's an absorbing book. I suppose the phrase 'essential study' may be a little overdone but there is no other way of describing it. Its easy style, its arguments, makes it an involving read." Peter Somerville Large

Signed copies available directly from the author via the contact page

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Gimme Danger

Omnibus Press 2004
ISBN 10: 1844493288 /ISBN 13: 9781844493289

Ambrose spoke to, amongst others, Iggy Pop, his manager Art Collins (who briefly managed Ambrose's band Islamic Diggers), Gerard Malanga, Bill Laswell, Victor Bockris, Mick Rock, John Sinclair, Bob Gruen, Roberta Bayley, and countless others for his hugely contentious biography of the punk rock founding father.

Signed copies available directly from the author via the contact page

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Sceptre 1999
ISBN 10: 0340712694 / ISBN 13: 9780340712696

A collection of darkly humorous tales from the wrong side of midnight, by young Irish writers. It shuns Ireland's traditional literary topics to present Ireland after dark - from Dublin's gay clubs and stag parties to Christmas in Tipperary on LSD and seedy transactions in a Belfast hotel. This anthology of "fresh Irish fiction" was published by Sceptre/Hodder and features Joe Ambrose's short story "I Hate You and I Hate Your Jesus" in addition to important work by Column McCann, Mike McCormack, and others.

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Flickers of the Dreamachine

Codex 1996

Brion Gysin's Dreamachine was the first visual object created to be viewed through closed eyes. Flickers of the Dreamachine published by Codex Books in 1996. Contributors included Ira Cohen, Genesis P-Orridge, and Joe Ambrose, who supplied the essay The Dream Machine Queen.

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Sean Treacy and the Tan War

Mercier Press 2003
ISBN 10: 1856355543 ISBN 13: 9781856355544

Acclaimed biography of Irish War of Independence IRA leader Sean Treacy.

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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Faction anthology featuring Joe Ambrose's story "Pot Noodles".

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A 2CD homage to William Burroughs produced by Joe Ambrose and Frank Rynne for their production company Delinquente and released by the important Belgian label, Sub Rosa. Features Marianne Faithfull, John Cale, Bill Laswell, The Master Musicians of Joujouka, Stanley Booth, Chuck Prophet, William Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Scanner, Gnoua Brotherhood of Marrakesh.

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Joujouka Black Eyes

One of three releases which Ambrose and Rynne's production company, Delinquente, undertook for the prestigious Belgian label, Sub Rosa. This one features The Master Musicians of Joujouka whom Joe managed at the time, plus sleeve notes and track selection by Ambrose.

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Gimme Danger (Finnish edition)

Finnish translation of Ambrose's Iggy Pop biography

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Radio Alamut

Litzine edited by Joe Ambrose and Frank Rynne to tie in with The China White Show, an anti-art show which they organised in Dublin in 1993. The cover was created by the acclaimed designer Peter Maybury and contributors included Booker Prize nominee Patrick McCabe, Negativland, Genesis P Orridge, Allen Ginsberg, and Ira Cohen. It also featured the first appearance of an extract from Joe Ambrose's first novel, Serious Time which was written during the planning and execution of the show.

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In Dublin

In Dublin was a Time Out-style listings magazine for which Joe Ambrose was a columnist and feature writer.

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Destroy All Rational Thought

Directed by Joe Ambrose and Frank Rynne. Featuring: William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Antony Balch, Moroccan Trance, Master Musicians of Joujouka, Joe Ambrose, Hamri, Bill Laswell, Baby Snakes, Shabba Ranks, Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy), Hakim Bey, Phauss, Daniel Figgis.

The movie one of the last interviews William Burroughs gave, previously unseen vintage footage of Burroughs in his prime, The Master Musicians of Joujouka, veterans of the Tangier Beat Scene, and sharp new writers.

Described by avant dance magazine The Wire as infamous, Destroy All Rational Thought is directed by Joe Ambrose and Frank Rynne who organized the Here to Go Show in Dublin. The movie documents that festival.

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Gimme Danger (French edition)

French translation of Ambrose's Iggy Pop biography

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The second of three albums undertaken by Frank Rynne and Joe Ambrose's production company, Delinquente, for the important Belgian label, Sub Rosa. This one features The Master Musicians of Joujouka (whom Joe managed) and The Gnoua Brotherhood of Marrakesh playing tracks selected by Rynne and Ambrose plus sleeve notes by Joe Ambrose, a booklet designed by him and Chris Campion, and a cover painting by Hamri the Painter of Morocco.

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Moshpit Culture (Italian edition)

Italian translation of Moshpit Culture

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Macker's Garden

Joe Ambrose edited and ran the Irish Writer's CoOp, publishing work by Neil Jordan, Desmond Hogan, and many others. One of the titles he did was Macker's Garden, the first novel by Booker Prize winner Sebastian Barry.

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Escaped Maniacs

Live Iggy and the Stooges DVD with lavish booklet edited and written by Joe Ambrose.

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