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NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES BY AUTHOR

PUBLISHER
Karma Books, New York

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.25 x 6.5 in. / 684 pgs / 29 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2021 p. 11   

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ISBN 9781949172430 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $49.00 GBP £30.00

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Moby-Dick

By Herman Melville. Illustrated by Alex Katz.

Moby-Dick

A sumptuous edition of Melville’s epic tale of hubris and obsession, gorgeously illustrated by Alex Katz

In 1948, while enrolled in an illustration course at Cooper Union, Alex Katz (born 1927) created 27 pen and ink drawings inspired by Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. Katz, who had first read the book at 13 years old, was drawn to its experimental and digressive structure. Moby-Dick “doesn’t really have a beginning, a middle, and an end,” he notes; rather, “it’s a big form.” The artist’s whimsical illustrations capture this quality while expressing the early formation of his now highly recognizable style, celebrated for its elegant formal economy. Katz later returned to maritime motifs with a series of work based on his trips to Maine that began in the mid-1950s.

Like Melville’s literary attempts to elude representation, Katz’s drawings attempt to represent the unknowable. “The great Leviathan is that one creature in the world which must remain unpainted to the last,” Melville writes. “True, one portrait may hit the mark much nearer than another, but none can hit it with any very considerable degree of exactness.”


Moby-Dick

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The Black Flame of Paradise (A Novel)

THE BLACK FLAME OF PARADISE (A NOVEL)

Mousse Publishing

ISBN: 9788867493395
USD $19.00
| CAN $29.95

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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BLUE IN GREEN

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ISBN: 9781953691149
USD $15.00
| CAN $22

Pub Date: 9/24/2024
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Angharad Wiliams: Eraser

ANGHARAD WILIAMS: ERASER

After 8 Books

ISBN: 9782492650079
USD $16.00
| CAN $24

Pub Date: 5/7/2024
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ISBN: 9783969993019
USD $50.00
| CAN $73

Pub Date: 5/7/2024
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Groove, Bang and Jive Around

GROOVE, BANG AND JIVE AROUND

Blank Forms Editions

ISBN: 9781953691194
USD $15.00
| CAN $23

Pub Date: 5/7/2024
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Five Stories for Philip Guston

FIVE STORIES FOR PHILIP GUSTON

Printed Matter, Inc.

ISBN: 9780894391026
USD $30.00
| CAN $43 UK £ 27

Pub Date: 1/16/2024
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Fernando Maquieira: A Tiny Story

FERNANDO MAQUIEIRA: A TINY STORY

RM

ISBN: 9788419233721
USD $24.95
| CAN $35.95

Pub Date: 6/4/2024
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Trouble in the Swaths

TROUBLE IN THE SWATHS

Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781939663962
USD $14.95
| CAN $21.95 UK £ 12.99

Pub Date: 6/11/2024
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New Inventions and the Latest Innovations

NEW INVENTIONS AND THE LATEST INNOVATIONS

Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781939663986
USD $15.95
| CAN $23.95 UK £ 13.99

Pub Date: 7/2/2024
Forthcoming


Vulturnus

VULTURNUS

Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781939663924
USD $14.95
| CAN $21.95 UK £ 12.99

Pub Date: 3/19/2024
Forthcoming


Treasure Island

TREASURE ISLAND

Four Corners Books

ISBN: 9781909829190
USD $37.00
| CAN $53

Pub Date: 7/18/2023
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Tractatus Logico-Suicidalis

TRACTATUS LOGICO-SUICIDALIS

Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781939663887
USD $19.95
| CAN $26.95 UK £ 16.95

Pub Date: 11/22/2022
Active | In stock