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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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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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.


At the Blue Monkey

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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
USD $25.00
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Pub Date: 7/1/2015
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The Emperor of China’s Ice

THE EMPEROR OF CHINA’S ICE

By Jun Yang. Illustrations by Yuuki Nishimura.

VERLAG FüR MODERNE KUNST

ISBN: 9783903269972
USD $20.00
| CAN $28

Pub Date: 2/18/2020
Forthcoming


Waystations of the Deep Night

WAYSTATIONS OF THE DEEP NIGHT

By Marcel Brion. Introduction by George MacLennan. Translation by George MacLennan, Edward Gauvin.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663504
USD $16.95
| CAN $23.95 UK £ 14.99

Pub Date: 4/21/2020
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The Grand Nocturnal

THE GRAND NOCTURNAL

By Jean Ray. Introduction and translation by Scott Nicolay.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663498
USD $15.95
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Pub Date: 6/23/2020
Forthcoming


Rogomelec

ROGOMELEC

By Leonor Fini. Introduction by Jonathan P. Eburne. Translation by Serena Shanken Skwersky, William T. Kulik.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663481
USD $12.95
| CAN $18.5 UK £ 10.99

Pub Date: 3/24/2020
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Word Book

WORD BOOK

By Ludwig Wittgenstein. Introduction by Désirée Weber. Translated by Bettina Funcke. Art & cover design by Paul Chan.

BADLANDS UNLIMITED

ISBN: 9781943263240
USD $39.95
| CAN $55.95

Pub Date: 4/21/2020
Forthcoming


Intimate Negrociations

INTIMATE NEGROCIATIONS

By Bode Owa.

ONOMATOPEE PROJECTS

ISBN: 9789493148116
USD $17.00
| CAN $24.95

Pub Date: 11/26/2019
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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: 1/21/2020
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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
| CAN $29.95

Pub Date: 1/21/2020
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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: 10/8/2019
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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
USD $15.95
| CAN $24.95 UK £ 13.99

Pub Date: 1/21/2020
Forthcoming



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