NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES BY AUTHOR

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Wakefield Press

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Paperback, 5.5 x 8 in. / 256 pgs.

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Pub Date
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WAKEFIELD PRESS

Malpertuis

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

Jean Ray brilliantly upends the haunted-house tradition in this widely acclaimed puzzlebox of a novel

A reinvention of the Gothic novel and an established classic of fantastic literature, Malpertuis is as inventive and gripping today as when it first appeared in French in the dark year of 1943.

Malpertuis is a puzzle box of nested narratives wrested from a set of manuscripts stolen from a monastery. A bizarre collection of distrustful relatives has gathered together in the ancient stone mansion of a sea-trading dynasty for the impending death of the occult scientist, Uncle Cassave, and the reading of his will. Forced to dwell together for the remainder of their lives within the stifling walls of Malpertuis for the sake of a cursed inheritance, their banal existence gradually gives way to love affairs and secret plots, as the building slowly exposes a malevolence that eventually leads to a series of ghastly deaths.

The eccentric personalities it houses—which include an obsessive taxidermist, a hypochondriac, a trio of vengeful sisters and a former paint store manager who has gone mad—begin to shed like skins to reveal yet another hidden story buried in the novel’s structure, one that turns the haunted-house tradition on its head and culminates in an apocalyptic denouement.

Jean Ray (1887–1964) is the best known of the multiple pseudonyms of Raymundus Joannes Maria de Kremer, a pivotal figure in the “Belgian School of the Strange,” who authored some 6,500 texts in his lifetime.


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STATUS: Forthcoming | 5/18/2021

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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.

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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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The Mayor of Leipzig

THE MAYOR OF LEIPZIG

By Rachel Kushner.

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172478
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Pub Date: 4/20/2021
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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
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Pub Date: 3/9/2021
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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
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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
USD $13.95
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Pub Date: 4/27/2021
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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: 5/18/2021
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
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Pub Date: 6/22/2021
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The Die Is Cast

THE DIE IS CAST

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

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663696
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Pub Date: 6/1/2021
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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
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Pub Date: 5/25/2021
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Brief Lives of Idiots

BRIEF LIVES OF IDIOTS

By Ermanno Cavazzoni. Introduction and translation by Jamie Richards.

WAKEFIELD PRESS

ISBN: 9781939663535
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Pub Date: 1/12/2021
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