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In Youth Is Pleasure

& I Left My Grandfather's House

By Denton Welch. Foreword by William Burroughs.

A tender and fierce account of boyhood and nascent homosexual desire

First published in 1945, In Youth Is Pleasure is a beautiful and unassuming coming-of-age novel by the English writer and painter Denton Welch (1915–48). Painfully sensitive and sad Orville Pym is 15 years old, and this novel recounts the summer holiday after his first miserable year at private school—but as in all of Welch’s work, what is most important are the details of his characters’ surroundings. Welch is a Proustian writer of uncanny powers of observation who, as William S. Burroughs wrote, “makes the reader aware of the magic that is right under his eyes.” Film director John Waters includes this novel as one of his “Five Books You Should Read to Live a Happy Life If Something Is Basically the Matter with You,” and writes: “Maybe there is no better novel in the world than Denton Welch’s In Youth Is Pleasure. Just holding it in my hands, so precious, so beyond gay, so deliciously subversive, is enough to make illiteracy a worse social crime than hunger.” Also included in this edition is the first US publication of “I Left My Grandfather’s House.” This first-person account of an idyllic walking tour in the British countryside undertaken when Welch was 18 makes a fascinating companion piece to the fictionalized, though no less autobiographical, In Youth Is Pleasure.


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"Maybe there is no better novel in the world than Denton Welch's In Youth Is Pleasure. Just holding it in my hands, so precious, so beyond gay, so deliciously subversive, is enough to make illiteracy a worse social crime than hunger."

John Waters, excerpted from the essay, "John Waters' Five Books You Should Read to Live a Happy Life if Something is Basically the Matter with You," published in Farrar, Straus and Giroux's 2010 collection, Role Models.

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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

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Room 225-6: A Novel

ROOM 225-6: A NOVEL

By Karsten Schubert.

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THE MAYOR OF LEIPZIG

By Rachel Kushner.

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Moby-Dick

MOBY-DICK

By Herman Melville. Illustrated by Alex Katz.

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A Nine-Year-Old Aviator

A NINE-YEAR-OLD AVIATOR

By Raul Ruiz. Edited by Daniele Riviere. Illustrations by Camila Mora-Scheihing. Translation by Catherine Petit, Paul Buck.

DIS VOIR

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By Unica Zürn. Introduction and translation by Malcolm Green.

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By Curt Corrinth. Introduction and translation by W.C. Bamberger. Illustrations by Paul Klee.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

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By Jean Ray. Introduction and translation by Iain White. Afterword by Scott Nicolay.

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By Malcolm de Chazal. Foreword by W.H. Auden. Introduction and translation by Irving Weiss.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

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The Die Is Cast

THE DIE IS CAST

By Robert Desnos. Introduction and translation by Jesse L. Anderson.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663696
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I Guess All We Have Is Freedom

I GUESS ALL WE HAVE IS FREEDOM

By Genpei Akasegawa. Translated by Matthew Fargo.

KAYA PRESS

ISBN: 9781885030726
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By Ermanno Cavazzoni. Introduction and translation by Jamie Richards.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

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