NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES BY AUTHOR

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Wakefield Press

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Paperback, 5.5 x 8 in. / 192 pgs.

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At the Blue Monkey

33 Outlandish Stories

By Walter Serner. Introduction and translation by Erik Butler.

Walter Serner’s first story collection, published in German in 1921, brought to narrative form the philosophy of his earlier Dada manifesto/handbook, Last Loosening: A Handbook for the Con Artist & Those Who Wish to Be One—life is a con job and demands the skills of a swindler. With its depiction of a world of appearances in which nothing can be trusted, At the Blue Monkey helped establish the ex-doctor and renounced Dadaist as a literary “Maupaussant of crime” and offers in this first English translation 33 stories of criminals, con artists and prostitutes engaged in varieties of financial insolvency, embezzlement, sexual hijinks, long and short cons, and dalliances with venereal diseases and drugs.
Told in a baroque, sometimes baffling poetry of underworld slang in an urban world of bars and rent-a-rooms, these short tales are presented to the reader like so many three-card Montes in which readers come to realize too late that they may well themselves be the literary mark.
Walter Serner (1889–1942) helped found the Dada movement and embodied its most cynical and anarchic aspects. After breaking with the movement, he began publishing crime stories and the 1925 novel The Tigress. Moving constantly across Europe, he eventually disappeared and was rumored to have vanished into the criminal milieu he wrote about; in fact he had returned to Czechoslovakia, married and become a schoolteacher. In 1942, he and his wife presumably died after being moved from a concentration camp, his books banned and burned by the Nazis.


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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
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Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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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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Intimate Negrociations

INTIMATE NEGROCIATIONS

By Bode Owa.

ONOMATOPEE PROJECTS

ISBN: 9789493148116
USD $17.00
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Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


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
Forthcoming


Tom McCarthy: Empty House of the Stare

TOM MCCARTHY: EMPTY HOUSE OF THE STARE

Text by Tom McCarthy.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

ISBN: 9780854882755
USD $20.00
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Pub Date: 11/19/2019
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Braids

BRAIDS

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

DIS VOIR

ISBN: 9782914563949
USD $29.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


At the Blue Monkey

AT THE BLUE MONKEY

By Walter Serner. Introduction and translation by Erik Butler.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663467
USD $15.95
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Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


A Death

A DEATH

By Zalman Shneour. Introduction and translation by Daniel Kennedy.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663450
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Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


To Those Gods Beyond

TO THOSE GODS BEYOND

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

ATLAS PRESS

ISBN: 9781900565813
USD $23.95
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Pub Date: 8/20/2019
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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.

KAYA PRESS

ISBN: 9781885030627
USD $16.95
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Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


Last of Her Name

LAST OF HER NAME

By Mimi Lok.

KAYA PRESS

ISBN: 9781885030610
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Pub Date: 10/22/2019
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Mount Analogue

MOUNT ANALOGUE

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

EXACT CHANGE

ISBN: 9781878972439
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Pub Date: 9/17/2019
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