NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES BY AUTHOR

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Wakefield Press

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Paperback, 5.5 x 8 in. / 240 pgs.

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WAKEFIELD PRESS

Whiskey Tales

By Jean Ray. Translation and afterword by Scott Nicolay.

Originally published in French in 1925, Whiskey Tales immediately established the reputation of the Belgian master of the weird, Jean Ray (1887–1964), whose writings in the coming years would come to chart out a literary meeting ground between H.P. Lovecraft and Charles Dickens. A commercial success, the collection earned Ray the appellation of the "Belgian Poe." A year later, however, the author would be arrested on charges of embezzlement and serve two years in prison, where he would write some of his best stories.

Something of a prequel to later collections such as Cruise of Shadows or Circles of Terror (both forthcoming from Wakefield Press), Whiskey Tales finds Ray embracing the modes of adventure and horror fiction adopted by such contemporaries as Pierre Mac Orlan and Maurice Renard. Taking us from ship's prow to port, from tavern to dead-end lane, these early tales are ruled by the spirits of whiskey and fog, each element blurring the borders between humor and horror, the sentimental and the sinister, the real and the imagined.

A handful of these stories first appeared in English in Weird Tales in the 1930s, but the majority of this collection has never been translated. This first complete English-language edition is the first in many volumes of Jean Ray's books that Wakefield Press will be bringing out over the coming seasons.


Whiskey Tales

STATUS: Forthcoming | 2/19/2019

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The Black Flame of Paradise (A Novel)

THE BLACK FLAME OF PARADISE (A NOVEL)

By Zachary Cahill. Preface by Catherine Malabou.

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867493395 | US $19.00

Pub Date: 1/22/2019
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Curl

CURL

By T.O. Bobe. Translation by Sean Cotter.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663429 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
Forthcoming


Samalio Pardulus

SAMALIO PARDULUS

By Otto Julius Bierbaum. Illustrations by Alfred Kubin. Translation by W.C. Bamberger.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663412 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
Forthcoming


The Sundays of Jean Dézert

THE SUNDAYS OF JEAN DéZERT

By Jean de La Ville de Mirmont. Translation by André Naffis-Sahely.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663405 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 3/19/2019
Forthcoming


Head-to-Toe Portrait of Suzanne

HEAD-TO-TOE PORTRAIT OF SUZANNE

By Roland Topor. Introduction and translation by Andrew Hodgson.

ATLAS PRESS

ISBN: 9780993148750 | US $11.95

Pub Date: 1/22/2019
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La Caixa Collection: Maria Fusco

LA CAIXA COLLECTION: MARIA FUSCO

Text by Maria Fusco.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9780854882748 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
Forthcoming


La Caixa Collection: Enrique Vila-Matas

LA CAIXA COLLECTION: ENRIQUE VILA-MATAS

Text by Enrique Vila-Matas.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9780854882731 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
Forthcoming


Little Women

LITTLE WOMEN

By Louisa M. Alcott. Abridged by W. Dingwall Fordyce. Illustrations by Norman Little.

ART / BOOKS

ISBN: 9781908970404 | US $24.95

Pub Date: 12/18/2018
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Whiskey Tales

WHISKEY TALES

By Jean Ray. Translation and afterword by Scott Nicolay.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663368 | US $15.95

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
Forthcoming


Treatise on Modern Stimulants

TREATISE ON MODERN STIMULANTS

By Honoré de Balzac. Introduction and translation by Kassy Hayden. Illustrations by Pierre Alechinsky.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663382 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 11/20/2018
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Psychology of the Rich Aunt

PSYCHOLOGY OF THE RICH AUNT

By Erich Mühsam. Introduction and translation by Erik Butler.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663375 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 7/24/2018
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Archive of the Average Swede

ARCHIVE OF THE AVERAGE SWEDE

By Fabian Kastner. Edited by Sina Najafi.

CABINET BOOKS

ISBN: 9781932698817 | US $12.00

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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