fb pixcode

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES BY AUTHOR

PUBLISHER
Wakefield Press

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 4.5 x 7 in. / 120 pgs / 2 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2016 p. 73   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781939663153 TRADE
List Price: $13.95 CDN $19.95 GBP £12.50

AVAILABILITY
In stock

TERRITORY
WORLD

THE FALL 2023 ARTBOOK | D.A.P. CATALOG

Artbook | D.A.P. Catalog Cover Link
Preview our Fall 2023 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.
  

WAKEFIELD PRESS

The Pig

In Poetic, Mythological, and Moral-Historical Perspective

By Oskar Panizza. Introduction by Erik Butler.

"For dry humor from a decadent nihilist, it can’t be beat.” –M. Kasper, Rain Taxi

"The Pig is the Sun...." So begins Oskar Panizza’s outrageously heretical and massively erudite essay on the pig, originally published in 1900 in his journal Zurich Discussions. Moving from the Rig Veda to the Edda to Ovid, from the story of Tristan and Isolde to Nordic celebrations of Christmas, from Grimms’ fairytales to Swedish folklore to Judeo-Egyptian dietary restrictions, the author contends, through painstakingly philological argumentation, that the miraculous swine occupies a central, celestial position as the life-giving force animating the entire universe, usurping the place of God as the beginning and end of all things.
Oskar Panizza (1853–1921) was a German psychiatrist turned avant-garde author. In 1894 he published his notorious play The Love Council: "A Heavenly Tragedy in Five Acts" that depicted the spread of syphilis among humanity in 1492 through a senile god, an idiot Christ, a promiscuous Mary and a depraved Pope Alexander VI. Charged with 93 counts of blasphemy, Panizza found his instantaneous literary fame accompanied by a 12-month prison sentence. Moving to Zurich, he published a journal, Zurich Discussions, the majority of which he wrote himself under a series of pen names. After being expelled from Switzerland, he relocated to Paris until his 1899 publication of anti-Germanic verse led to his finances being seized. He spent the last 16 years of his life in a Bavarian mental institution.
PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Rain Taxi

M. Kasper

We owe [Erik Butler], and Wakefield Press, thanks for giving us a sample in English of this obscure serial. For dry humor from a Decadent nihilist, it can’t be beat.

The Pig

in stock  $13.95


Free Shipping

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

FORTHCOMING AND NEW: FICTION AND POETRY

The Black Flame of Paradise (A Novel)

THE BLACK FLAME OF PARADISE (A NOVEL)

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867493395
USD $19.00
| CAN $29.95

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
Active | In stock


Blue in Green

BLUE IN GREEN

BLANK FORMS EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781953691149
USD $15.00
| CAN $22

Pub Date: 4/2/2024
Forthcoming


Karel Jaromír Erben & Jan Jedlicka: We Three Brothers

KAREL JAROMíR ERBEN & JAN JEDLICKA: WE THREE BROTHERS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783969993019
USD $50.00
| CAN $73

Pub Date: 2/6/2024
Forthcoming


Treasure Island

TREASURE ISLAND

FOUR CORNERS BOOKS

ISBN: 9781909829190
USD $37.00
| CAN $53

Pub Date: 7/18/2023
Active | In stock


Tractatus Logico-Suicidalis

TRACTATUS LOGICO-SUICIDALIS

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663887
USD $19.95
| CAN $26.95 UK £ 16.95

Pub Date: 11/22/2022
Active | In stock


Spicilege

SPICILEGE

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663870
USD $16.95
| CAN $29.95 UK £ 13.95

Pub Date: 11/22/2022
Active | In stock


Requiem for a Manual Typewriter

REQUIEM FOR A MANUAL TYPEWRITER

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959055215
USD $20.00
| CAN $28

Pub Date: 12/13/2022
Active | In stock


The Girl Before Her

THE GIRL BEFORE HER

KAYA PRESS

ISBN: 9781885030832
USD $18.95
| CAN $25.95 UK £ 15.95

Pub Date: 8/15/2023
Active | In stock


The House of the Seven Gables

THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172720
USD $35.00
| CAN $49 UK £ 25

Pub Date: 7/19/2022
Active | In stock


Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars

SILENT WEAPONS FOR QUIET WARS

ERRANT BODIES PRESS

ISBN: 9783982316628
USD $24.00
| CAN $33.5

Pub Date: 7/4/2023
Active | Out of stock


Blue in Green

BLUE IN GREEN

BLANK FORMS EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781953691118
USD $20.00
| CAN $28

Pub Date: 11/15/2022
Active | In stock


Confidences / Majority

CONFIDENCES / MAJORITY

AFTER 8 BOOKS

ISBN: 9782492650055
USD $16.00
| CAN $22

Pub Date: 7/26/2022
Active | In stock