Darren Aronofsky is an American filmmaker and screenwriter, who is noted for his surreal, melodramatic, and often disturbing films.

  • Carrie

    A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction — Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time.

  • Howl and Other Poems

    “Ginsberg reigned as the raucous poet of American hippiedom and as a literary pioneer whose freewheeling masterwork, Howl, prevailed against government censorship in a landmark obscenity trial 50 years ago.”???New York Times,Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the Fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trail at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene. Howl & Other Poems is the single most influential poetic work of the post-World War II era, with over 1,000,000 copies now in print.,”Howl was Allen’s metamorphosis from quiet, brilliant, burning bohemian scholar trapped by his flames and repressions to epic vocal bard.”???Michael McClure,”It is the poet, Allen Ginsberg, who has gone, in his own body, through the horrifying experiences described from life in these pages.” ???William Carlos Williams,”At the height of his bardic powers, Allen Ginsberg could terrify the authorities with the mere utterance of the syllable ???om??? as he led street throngs of citizens protesting the Vietnam War. Ginsberg reigned as the raucous poet of American hippiedom and as a literary pioneer whose freewheeling masterwork ???Howl??? prevailed against government censorship in a landmark obscenity trial 50 years ago.” ??? New York Times,”Fifty years ago, on October 3, Judge Clayton Horn ruled that Allen Ginsberg’s great epic Beat-era poem HOWL was not obscene but instead, a work of literary and social merit. This ruling allowed for the publication of HOWL and exonerated the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who faced jail time and a fine 50 years ago for publishing HOWL.” ??? Pacifica.org,Allen Ginsberg was born June 3, 1926, the son of Naomi Ginsberg, Russian ??migr??, and Louis Ginsberg, lyric poet and schoolteacher, in Paterson, New Jersey. To these facts Ginsberg adds: “High school in Paterson till 17, Columbia College, merchant marine, Texas and Denver copyboy, Times Square, amigos in jail, dishwashing, book reviews, Mexico City, market research, Satori in Harlem, Yucatan and Chiapas 1954, West Coast 3 years. Later Arctic Sea trip, Tangier, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris, read at Oxford Harvard Columbia Chicago, quit, wrote Kaddish 1959, made tape to leave behind & fade in Orient awhile. Carl Solomon to whom Howl is addressed, is a intuitive Bronx dadaist and prose-poet.”

  • Last Exit to Brooklyn

    Last Exit to Brooklyn remains undiminished in its awesome power and magnitude as the novel that first showed us the fierce, primal rage seething in America???s cities. Selby brings out the dope addicts, hoodlums, prostitutes, workers, and thieves brawling in the back alleys of Brooklyn. This explosive best-seller has come to be regarded as a classic of modern American writing.

  • Requiem for a Dream

    The acclaimed novel that inspired the Darren Aronofsky film–the story of three friends whose pursuit of wealth ends in addiction and tragedy. “To understand Selby’s work is to understand the anguish of America” (New York Times Book Review).,Over twenty years after its first publication in 1978, Requiem for a Dream makes it to the big screen in a major motion picture starring Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Jared Leto, and Christopher McDonald. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the highly acclaimed director of Pi, the movie was released in November 2000. In this searing novel, two young hoods, Harry and Tyrone, and a girlfriend fantasize about scoring a pound of uncut heroin and getting rich. But their habit gets the better of them, consumes them and destroys their dreams.

  • The Denial of Death

    Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life’s work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker’s brilliant and impassioned answer to the “why” of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie — man’s refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.

  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces

    Since its release in 1949, , has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell???s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero???s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world???s mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.,As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundation???s Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, this third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more accessible sidebars.,As relevant today as when it was first published, , continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists???including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers???and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.

  • The Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin???s classic that exploded into public controversy, revolutionized the course of science, and continues to transform our views of the world.,Few other books have created such a lasting storm of controversy as The Origin of Species. Darwin???s theory that species derive from other species by a gradual evolutionary process and that the average level of each species is heightened by the ???survival of the fittest??? stirred up popular debate to fever pitch. Its acceptance revolutionized the course of science.,As Sir Julian Huxley, the noted biologist, points out in his illuminating introduction, the importance of Darwin???s contribution to modern scientific knowledge is almost impossible to evaluate: ???a truly great book, one which can still be read with profit by professional biologist.???Includes an Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley

  • The Writer’s Journey

    The updated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler’s ongoing work on mythology’s influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editons of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a ‘classic’ for screenwriters, writers, and novelists.