NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES BY AUTHOR

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Wakefield Press

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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 384 pgs.

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Sens-Plastique

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

Sens-Plastique has now been a companion of mine for nearly 20 years, and so far as I am concerned, Malcolm de Chazal is much the most original and interesting French writer to emerge since the war.” –W.H. Auden

After seeing an azalea looking at him in the Curepipe Botanic Gardens (and realizing that he himself was becoming a flower), Malcolm de Chazal began composing what would eventually become his unclassifiable masterpiece, Sens-Plastique, which would take its final form in 1948. Containing over 2,000 aphorisms, axioms and allegories, the book was immediately hailed as a work of genius by André Breton, Francis Ponge, Jean Dubuffet and Georges Braque. Embraced by the Surrealists as one of their own, Chazal chose to avoid all literary factions and steadfastly anchored himself in his solitary life as a bachelor mystic on the island nation of Mauritius, where he would proceed to write books and paint for the rest of his life.

Sens-Plastique employs a strange humor and an alchemical sensibility to offer up an utterly original world vision that unifies neo-science, philosophy and poetry into a new form of writing. Mapping every human body part, facial expression and emotion onto the natural kingdom through subconscious thinking, Chazal presents a world in which humankind is not just made in the image of God, but Nature is made in the image of humankind: a sensual, synesthetic world in which everything in the universe, be it animal, vegetable, mineral or human, employs a spiritual copula.

Malcolm de Chazal (1902–81) was a Mauritian writer and painter. Forsaking a career in the sugar industry, he spent the majority of his life in a solitary, mystical pursuit of the continuity between man and nature.


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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
USD $19.00
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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.

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Pub Date: 7/1/2015
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Everything Good Dies Here

EVERYTHING GOOD DIES HERE

By Djuna. Translated by Adrian Thieret.

KAYA PRESS

ISBN: 9781885030764
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Pub Date: 10/26/2021
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An Evocation of Matthias Stimmberg

AN EVOCATION OF MATTHIAS STIMMBERG

By Alain-Paul Mallard. Translation by Sarah Pollack.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663733
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Pub Date: 9/7/2021
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The Mill

THE MILL

By Bess Brenck Kalischer. Introduction and translation by W.C. Bamberger.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663719
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Pub Date: 9/28/2021
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The Illuminated; or The Precursors of Socialism

THE ILLUMINATED; OR THE PRECURSORS OF SOCIALISM

By Gérard de Nerval. Introduction and translation by Peter Valente.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663740
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Pub Date: 1/11/2022
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The Impersonal Adventure

THE IMPERSONAL ADVENTURE

By Marcel Béalu. Introduction and translation by Michael Cisco.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663726
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Pub Date: 11/2/2021
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The Mayor of Leipzig

THE MAYOR OF LEIPZIG

By Rachel Kushner.

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172478
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Pub Date: 3/30/2021
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Moby-Dick

MOBY-DICK

By Herman Melville. Illustrated by Alex Katz.

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172430
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Pub Date: 10/20/2020
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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.

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ISBN: 9782914563994
USD $15.00
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Pub Date: 2/23/2021
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The Man of Jasmine & Other Texts

THE MAN OF JASMINE & OTHER TEXTS

By Unica Zürn. Introduction and translation by Malcolm Green.

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ISBN: 9781900565820
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Pub Date: 1/12/2021
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Potsdamer Platz, or, The Nights of the New Messiah

POTSDAMER PLATZ, OR, THE NIGHTS OF THE NEW MESSIAH

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

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663672
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