NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES BY AUTHOR

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Wakefield Press

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Paperback, 4.5 x 7 in. / 96 pgs.

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The Sundays of Jean Dézert

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

Jean de La Ville de Mirmont left behind one undisputed classic, self-published a few months before he would meet his fate on the front lines of World War I: an understated, almost humorous tale of urban solitude and alienation that outlines the mediocrity of bureaucratic existence.
Jean Dézert is an office worker employed by the ministry, who rounds out his regimented life with snippets of Eastern philosophy, strolls through the city and consumerist efforts at injecting content into his life by structuring his Sundays through a rigorous use of advertising flyers that take him from saunas to vegetarian restaurants to lectures on sexual hygiene.
In his mortal boredom, his modernist engagement with the banality of the everyday and his almost heroic resignation to mediocrity, Jean Dézert emerges as something of a French counterpart to Herman Melville’s own rebel bureaucrat, Bartleby the Scrivener—save that when it comes to being an existential rebel, Jean Dézert goes even further in his will to prefer not to. “Jean Dézert is like a brother to me,” wrote Michel Houellebecq, “because of his ability to escape despair by means of emptiness.”
Jean de La Ville de Mirmont (1886–1914) was killed by a shell explosion on the World War I battlefront. He left behind a collection of poetry that would be published posthumously, a collection of short stories and the novella for which he is remembered, The Sundays of Jean Dézert.


The Sundays of Jean Dézert

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ISBN: 9788867493395 | US $19.00

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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ISBN: 9781939663429 | US $12.95

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ISBN: 9781939663412 | US $12.95

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
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The Sundays of Jean Dézert

THE SUNDAYS OF JEAN DéZERT

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

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By Roland Topor. Introduction and translation by Andrew Hodgson.

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ISBN: 9780993148750 | US $11.95

Pub Date: 1/22/2019
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Text by Maria Fusco.

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ISBN: 9780854882748 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
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Enrique Vila-Matas: Cabinet d'amateur, an oblique novel

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Text by Enrique Vila-Matas.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9780854882731 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
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By Louisa M. Alcott. Abridged by W. Dingwall Fordyce. Illustrations by Norman Little.

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ISBN: 9781908970404 | US $24.95

Pub Date: 12/18/2018
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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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By Erich Mühsam. Introduction and translation by Erik Butler.

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