NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES BY AUTHOR

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Wakefield Press

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Paperback, 5.5 x 8 in. / 200 pgs.

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WAKEFIELD PRESS

The Die Is Cast

By Robert Desnos. Introduction and translation by Jesse L. Anderson.

A startlingly contemporary portrait of drug addiction in prewar Paris

Published in 1943 (just a year before its author was arrested by the Gestapo for his Resistance activities), The Die Is Cast was a departure for Robert Desnos: a shift from his earlier, frenetic Surrealist prose to a social realism that borrowed as much from his life experience as his career as a journalist. Drawing on his own use of drugs in the 1920s and his doomed relationship with the chanteuse Yvonne George, Desnos here portrays a band of opium, cocaine and heroin users from all walks of life in Paris. It is a startlingly contemporary portrayal of overdoses, arrests, suicides and the flattened solitude of the addict, yet published in occupied Paris, years before “junkie literature” established itself with the Beat Generation. An anomaly both in his career and for having been published under the Occupation by an active member of the Resistance, The Die Is Cast now stands as timely a piece of work as it had been untimely when it first appeared.

Robert Desnos (1900–45) was Surrealism’s most accomplished practitioner of automatic writing and dictation before his break with André Breton in 1929. His career in journalism and radio culminated in an active role in the French Resistance. Desnos was arrested by the Gestapo in 1944, and passed through several concentration camps until finally dying of typhoid in Terezín in 1945, a few days after the camp he was in was liberated.


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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 Mayor of Leipzig

THE MAYOR OF LEIPZIG

By Rachel Kushner.

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172478
USD $20.00
| CAN $28 UK £ 17.5

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
USD $35.00
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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.

DIS VOIR

ISBN: 9782914563994
USD $15.00
| CAN $21

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.

ATLAS PRESS

ISBN: 9781900565820
USD $23.99
| CAN $32.99

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
USD $13.95
| CAN $18.95 UK £ 11.99

Pub Date: 7/6/2021
Forthcoming


Malpertuis

MALPERTUIS

By Jean Ray. Introduction and translation by Iain White. Afterword by Scott Nicolay.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663702
USD $15.95
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Pub Date: 7/13/2021
Forthcoming


Sens-Plastique

SENS-PLASTIQUE

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

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663689
USD $19.95
| CAN $27.95 UK £ 17.5

Pub Date: 7/13/2021
Forthcoming


The Die Is Cast

THE DIE IS CAST

By Robert Desnos. Introduction and translation by Jesse L. Anderson.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663696
USD $15.95
| CAN $21.95 UK £ 13.99

Pub Date: 7/13/2021
Forthcoming


I Guess All We Have Is Freedom

I GUESS ALL WE HAVE IS FREEDOM

By Genpei Akasegawa. Translated by Matthew Fargo.

KAYA PRESS

ISBN: 9781885030726
USD $19.95
| CAN $27.95 UK £ 17.5

Pub Date: 9/28/2021
Forthcoming


Brief Lives of Idiots

BRIEF LIVES OF IDIOTS

By Ermanno Cavazzoni. Introduction and translation by Jamie Richards.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663535
USD $14.95
| CAN $20.95 UK £ 12.99

Pub Date: 1/12/2021
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