EXPERIMENTAL WRITINGS AND PROJECTS

PUBLISHER
Wakefield Press

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 201 pgs / 4 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2011 p. 55   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780984115532 TRADE
List Price: $17.95 CDN $20.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. FALL 2017 CATALOG

Download a PDF of the new ARTBOOK | D.A.P. Fall 2017 catalog, featuring more than 600 forthcoming books on art, architecture, photography, design, theory and more!

  

WAKEFIELD PRESS

The Leg of Lamb

Its Life and Works

By Benjamin Péret.

A foundational classic of Surrealist literature, The Leg of Lamb brings together the arch-Surrealist Benjamin Péret's short prose: a smorgasbord of automatic writing and fantastical narratives employing everything from the cinematic antics of Buster Keaton and slapstick animation to the storytelling devices of detective novels, alchemical operations and mythology. The Leg of Lamb consists of 24 delirious narratives, including the novella-length works "And the Breasts Were Dying" and "There Was a Little Bakeress." Péret's adult fairy tales bear equal allegiance to Lewis Carroll and the Marquis de Sade, and present one of the clearest examples of Surrealist humor, in which the boundaries between character and object blur, and where a coat rack, artichoke or a pile of manure is just as likely as Napoléon, El Cid or Pope Pius VII to take on the role of hero and adventurer. Péret himself edited this collection toward the end of his life. Originally published in French in 1957, almost all of the stories in this collection had been written in the 1920s, half of them even preceding André Breton's Manifesto of Surrealism. The Leg of Lamb offers not only a highpoint of Surrealist automatic writing, but a key chapter in the genesis of the Surrealist movement.
The Leg of Lamb

in stock  $17.95


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

WAKEFIELD PRESS: LIBRARY OF CRUELTY
Exemplary Departures
EXEMPLARY DEPARTURES
By Gabrielle Wittkop. Afterword and translation by Annette David.
WAKEFIELD PRESS
ISBN: 9781939663139 | US $16.95
Pub Date: 11/24/2015
Active | In stock
Murder Most Serene
MURDER MOST SERENE
By Gabrielle Wittkop. Introduction and translation by Louise Rogers Lalaurie.
WAKEFIELD PRESS
ISBN: 9781939663146 | US $12.95
Pub Date: 11/24/2015
Active | In stock
Lesabéndio
LESABéNDIO
By Paul Scheerbart.
WAKEFIELD PRESS
ISBN: 9780984115594 | US $16.95
Pub Date: 12/30/2012
Active | In stock
The Book of Monelle
THE BOOK OF MONELLE
By Marcel Schwob.
WAKEFIELD PRESS
ISBN: 9780984115587 | US $12.95
Pub Date: 11/30/2012
Active | Awaiting stock
The High Life
THE HIGH LIFE
By Jean-Pierre Martinet. Translated by Henry Vale.
WAKEFIELD PRESS
ISBN: 9780984115570 | US $11.95
Pub Date: 5/31/2012
Active | In stock
The Leg of Lamb
THE LEG OF LAMB
By Benjamin Péret.
WAKEFIELD PRESS
ISBN: 9780984115532 | US $17.95
Pub Date: 4/30/2011
Active | In stock

OF RELATED INTEREST

Maldoror & The Complete Works of The Comte De Lautréamont

MALDOROR & THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THE COMTE DE LAUTRéAMONT

By Comte De Lautréamont. Translated and with an Introduction by Alexis Lykiard.

EXACT CHANGE

ISBN: 9781878972125 | US $17.95

Pub Date: 4/30/2010
Active | In stock


The Heresiarch & Co

THE HERESIARCH & CO

Translated by Rémy Inglis Hall.

EXACT CHANGE

ISBN: 9781878972033 | US $13.95

Pub Date: 9/30/2009
Active | In stock


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: FICTION AND POETRY

Felix Salut: Shut Up, I Am Counting!

FELIX SALUT: SHUT UP, I AM COUNTING!

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669670 | US $29.00

Pub Date: 1/1/2015
Active | In stock


The Punishments of Hell

THE PUNISHMENTS OF HELL

By Robert Desnos. Translated by Natasha Lehrer. Introduction by Marie-Claire Dumas.

ATLAS PRESS

ISBN: 9780993148736 | US $13.50

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
Forthcoming


The Construction of the Tower of Babel

THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TOWER OF BABEL

By Juan Benet. Translation and introduction by Adrian Nathan West.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663320 | US $14.95

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
Forthcoming


Dreams

DREAMS

Edited with text by Burkhardt Lindner.

BIERKE

ISBN: 9783981337075 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
Forthcoming


Georg

GEORG

By Siegfried Kracauer. Translation and text by Carl Skoggard.

PUBLICATION STUDIO HUDSON

ISBN: 9781624621406 | US $18.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
Active | In stock


Chardin and Rembrandt

CHARDIN AND REMBRANDT

By Marcel Proust. Translated by Jennie Feldman. Afterword by Alain Madeleine-Perdrillat.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701508 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
Active | In stock


The Thief of Talant

THE THIEF OF TALANT

By Pierre Reverdy. Introduction and translation by Ian Seed.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663191 | US $13.95

Pub Date: 9/27/2016
Active | In stock


Spells

SPELLS

By Michel de Ghelderode. Introduction and translation by George MacLennan.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663207 | US $17.95

Pub Date: 1/24/2017
Active | In stock


The Stairway to the Sun & Dance of the Comets

THE STAIRWAY TO THE SUN & DANCE OF THE COMETS

By Paul Scheerbart. Introduction and translation by W.C. Bamberger.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663214 | US $13.95

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
Active | In stock


The Arthritic Grasshopper: Collected Stories, 1934-­1944

THE ARTHRITIC GRASSHOPPER: COLLECTED STORIES, 1934-­1944

By Gisèle Prassinos. Introduction and translation by Bonnie Ruberg, Henry Vale. Illustrations by Allan Kausch.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663221 | US $16.95

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
Active | In stock


Anicet or the Panorama

ANICET OR THE PANORAMA

By Louis Aragon. Introduction and translation by Antony Melville.

ATLAS PRESS

ISBN: 9781900565691 | US $26.95

Pub Date: 7/26/2016
Active | In stock


The Emperor of China, The Mute Canary & The Executioner of Peru

THE EMPEROR OF CHINA, THE MUTE CANARY & THE EXECUTIONER OF PERU

By Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes. Introduction and translation by Christopher Butterfield.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663054 | US $17.95

Pub Date: 1/31/2015
Active | In stock




print icon


arrow back


arrow back


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com