NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES BY AUTHOR

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Exemplary Departures

By Gabrielle Wittkop. Afterword and translation by Annette David.

Exemplary Departures consists of five exquisitely wrought novellas depicting five "exemplary" deaths in various exotic locations around the globe: a gentleman spy disappears with his secrets into the Malaysian jungle; a young woman agonizes atop a ruined castle overlooking the Rhine; a writer succumbs to alcoholism in the streets of Baltimore; a salesman expires as a vagabond in the sewers of New York; and hermaphroditic twins are assassinated in a stagecoach. Drawing from the remnants of real-life anecdotes--from Edgar Allan Poe's final days to the agonizing tale of Idilia Dubb--these stories are imagined descents into death's supreme indifference. A true modern inheritor of the legacy of the French Decadent writers, Wittkop spins these tales with her trademark macabre elegance and chilling humor, maneuvering in an uncertain space between dark Romanticism, Gothic Expressionism and Sadean cruelty. "Death is life's most important moment," Wittkop claimed; Exemplary Departures offers five particularly important moments for the English reader's delectation. First published as a set of three novellas in 1995, this translation is of the 2012 edition of five novellas, which include the previously unpublished "Mr. T.'s Last Secret" and "Claude and Hippolyte."
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Exemplary Departures

EXEMPLARY DEPARTURES

By Gabrielle Wittkop. Afterword and translation by Annette David.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

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Pub Date: 11/24/2015
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Murder Most Serene

MURDER MOST SERENE

By Gabrielle Wittkop. Introduction and translation by Louise Rogers Lalaurie.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663146
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Pub Date: 11/24/2015
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Lesabéndio

LESABéNDIO

By Paul Scheerbart.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9780984115594
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Pub Date: 12/30/2012
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The Book of Monelle

THE BOOK OF MONELLE

By Marcel Schwob. Translation by Kit Schluter.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9780984115587
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Pub Date: 11/30/2012
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The High Life

THE HIGH LIFE

By Jean-Pierre Martinet. Translated by Henry Vale.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9780984115570
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Pub Date: 5/31/2012
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The Leg of Lamb

THE LEG OF LAMB

By Benjamin Péret.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9780984115532
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Pub Date: 4/30/2011
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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.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781909932029
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Pub Date: 7/1/2015
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Cruise of Shadows

CRUISE OF SHADOWS

By Jean Ray. Introduction and translation by Scott Nicolay.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663443
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Pub Date: 12/17/2019
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”La Caixa” Collection: Tom McCarthy

”LA CAIXA” COLLECTION: TOM MCCARTHY

Text by Tom McCarthy.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

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Braids

BRAIDS

Edited by Daniele Riviere. Text by Léo Henry. Drawings by Denis Vierge.

DIS VOIR

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At the Blue Monkey

AT THE BLUE MONKEY

By Walter Serner. Introduction and translation by Erik Butler.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663467
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A Death

A DEATH

By Zalman Shneour. Introduction and translation by Daniel Kennedy.

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Pub Date: 10/22/2019
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To Those Gods Beyond

TO THOSE GODS BEYOND

By Giorgio Manganelli. Foreword by Italo Calvino. Translation and introduction by John Walker.

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David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend until He Gets into an Ivy League College

DAVID TUNG CAN’T HAVE A GIRLFRIEND UNTIL HE GETS INTO AN IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE

By Ed Lin.

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Last of Her Name

LAST OF HER NAME

By Mimi Lok.

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Mount Analogue

MOUNT ANALOGUE

By René Daumal. Translation and introduction by Roger Shattuck. Postface by Véra Daumal.

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ISBN: 9781878972439
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Lydia Cabrera: Between the Sum and the Parts

LYDIA CABRERA: BETWEEN THE SUM AND THE PARTS

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/AMERICAS SOCIETY

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