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FLAMETTI, OR THE DANDYISM OF THE POOR
By Hugo Ball
Translated by Catherine Schelbert, with an introduction and chronology by Marc Dachy; illustrations by Tal R

The tale of the rise and fall of Max Flametti and his vaudeville troupe: a Dada prequel to Hugo Ball’s own Cabaret Voltaire, and a description of a frenetic, wartime Zurich where stages rotated with prison cells.

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Paper  •  June 2014  •  $17.95 US

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PYBRAC
By Pierre Louÿs
Translated, with an introduction, by Geoffrey Longnecker; illustrations by Toyen

Quite possibly the filthiest book of poems ever written, Pybrac offers a taste of what the Marquis de Sade may have produced if he had ever turned his hand to verse.

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Paper  •  April 2014  •  $13.95 US

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THE CONDUCTOR AND OTHER TALES
By Jean Ferry
Translated, with an introduction, by Edward Gauvin; illustrations by Claude Ballaré

Tales of pataphysical humor and surreal nightmare, from Raymond Roussel's first exegete Illustrated by Calude Ballaré, with four extra stories not in the original edition.

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Paper  •  November 2013  •  $13.95 US

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A HANDBOOK FOR THE PERFECT ADVENTURER
By Pierre Mac Orlan
Translated, with an introduction, by Napoleon Jeffries

A guidebook to living out the passive adventure, with advice on what to read, where to travel, and what the armchair navigator needs in order to nourish erotic inclinations and exploit the idiocies of active adventurers.

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Paper  •  October 2013  •  $12.95 US

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LESABÉNDIO: AN ASTEROID NOVEL
By Paul Scheerbart
Translated, with an introduction, by Christina Swendsen; illustrations by Alfred Kubin

Admired by such luminaries as Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, Lesabéndio describes life on the planet Pallas, where rubber-based lifeforms employ architecture to connect the two halves of their double-star.

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Paper  •  November 2012  •  $15.95 US

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THE BOOK OF MONELLE
By Marcel Schwob
Translated, with an afterword, by Kit Schluter

The fin-de-siècle "golden book" of the French Symbolists: a haunting mediation on death, prostituion, and cruelty: Nietzsche meets the Brothers Grimm.

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Paper  •  October 2012  •  $12.95 US

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PATAPHYSICAL ESSAYS
By René Daumal
Translated, with an introduction, by Thomas Vosteen

René Damaul's collected writings on the science of imaginary solutions, from 1929–1941: from the pataphysics of laughter to the pataphysics of ghosts.

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Paper  •  April 2012  •  $12.95 US

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THE HIGH LIFE
By Jean-Pierre Martinet
Translated, with an introduction, by Henry Vale

Cult author Jean-Pierre Martinet's grotesque and tragic tale of phallus-man, tomb guardian, and would-be nonentity, Adolphe Marlaud.

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Paper  •  April 2012  •  $11.95 US

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THE HIERARCHIES OF CUCKOLDRY AND BANKRUPTCY
By Charles Fourier
Translated, with an introduction, by Geoffrey Longnecker

The nineteenth-century French utopian socialist and proto-feminist’s satirical taxonomies of the male cuckold and fraudulent bankruptcy.

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Paper  •  October 2011  •  $12.95 US

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THE PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE: THE STORY OF AN INVENTION
By Paul Scheerbart
Translated, with an introduction, by Andrew Joron

The German fantasist's diaristic, diagrammed documentation of his efforts to invent a perpetual motion machine: a blend of humorous speculation and visionary frustration.

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Paper  •  April 2011  •  $12.95 US

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THE LEG OF LAMB: ITS LIFE AND WORKS
By Benjamin Péret
Translated, with an introduction, by Marc Lowenthal

The arch-Surrealist's collected short fiction: exercises in slapstick intransigence and delirious mythology from the heady era of the "sleeping fits" of the 1920s to Péret's final years of the 1950s.

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Paper  •  April 2011  •  $17.95 US

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AN ATTEMPT AT EXHAUSTING A PLACE IN PARIS
By Georges Perec
Translated, with an afterword, by Marc Lowenthal

The Oulipian’s empirical submersion in the “infraordinary”: one overcast weekend spent in an attempt to record everything taking place in a Parisian square, to melancholic and touching effect.

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Paper  •  September 2010  •  $12.95 US

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THE YOUNG GIRL'S HANDBOOK OF GOOD MANNERS FOR USE IN EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS
By Pierre Louÿs
Translated, with an introduction, by Geoffrey Longnecker

The shockingly filthy, outrageously parodic etiquette manual from the greatest French writer of erotica.

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Paper  •  March 2010  •  $12.95 US

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TREATISE ON ELEGANT LIVING
By Honoré de Balzac
Translated, with an introduction, by Napoleon Jeffries

Balzac’s foundational text on French dandyism, replete with aphorisms, anecdotes, and a fictitious encounter with Beau Brummell.

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Paper  •  March 2010  •  $12.95 US

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