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Exemplary Departures
Exemplary Departures
By Gabrielle Wittkop. Afterword and translation by Annette David. Exemplary Departures consists of five exquisitely wrought novellas depicting five "exemplary" deaths in various exotic locations around the globe: a gentleman spy disappears with his secrets into the Malaysian jungle; a young woman agonizes atop >>more

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ISBN 9781939663139
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 168 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 In stock

Murder Most Serene
Murder Most Serene
By Gabrielle Wittkop. Introduction and translation by Louise Rogers Lalaurie. In the last days of the Venetian Republic, the successive wives of Count Alvise Lanzi suffer mysterious, agonizing deaths. Murder Most Serene offers a cruel portrait of a beautiful but corrupt city-state and its equally >>more

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ISBN 9781939663146
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 116 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 Out of stock

By Paul Scheerbart.

First published in German in 1913 and widely considered to be Paul Scheerbart’s masterpiece, Lesabéndio is an intergalactic utopian novel that describes life on the planetoid Pallas, where rubbery suction-footed life forms with telescopic eyes >>more

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ISBN 9780984115594
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 257 pgs / 16 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/30/2012 In stock

The Book of Monelle
The Book of Monelle
By Marcel Schwob. Translation by Kit Schluter. When Marcel Schwob published The Book of Monelle in French in 1894, it immediately became the unofficial bible of the French Symbolist movement, admired by such contemporaries as Stéphane Mallarmé, Alfred Jarry and André Gide. >>more

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ISBN 9780984115587
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 136 pgs / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2012 In stock

The High Life
The High Life
By Jean-Pierre Martinet. Translated by Henry Vale. Adolphe Marlaud’s rule of conduct is simple: live as little as possible so as to suffer as little as possible. For Marlaud, this involves carrying out a meager existence on rue Froidevaux in Paris, tending >>more

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ISBN 9780984115570
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 26 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2012 In stock

The Leg of Lamb
The Leg of Lamb
By Benjamin Péret. A foundational classic of Surrealist literature, The Leg of Lamb brings together the arch-Surrealist Benjamin Péret's short prose: a smorgasbord of automatic writing and fantastical narratives employing everything from the cinematic antics of Buster Keaton >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115532
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 201 pgs / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011 In stock


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