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Imagining Science

Outsider science, extreme empiricism, aberrant experiments, and imaginary speculations—literary explorations in fictional science.

1. An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris, by Georges Perec

2. The Perpetual Motion Machine: The Story of an Invention, by Paul Scheerbart

3. The Hierarchies of Cuckoldry and Bankruptcy, by Charles Fourier

4. Pataphysical Essays, by René Daumal

 

The Library of Cruelty

Tales of love, crime, war, and madness, from the surreal to the sarcastic.

1. The Leg of Lamb: Its Life and Works, by Benjamin Péret

2. The High Life, by Jean-Pierre Martinet

3. The Book of Monelle, by Marcel Schwob

4. Lesabendio: An Asteroid Novel, by Paul Scheerbart

5. The Conductor & Other Tales, by Jean Ferry

6. Flametti, or The Dandyism of the Poor, by Hugo Ball

7. The Creator, by Mynona

8. The Emperor of China, The Mute Canary & The Executioner of Peru, by Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes

 

Subverse

Verse, from the adverse to the perverse.

1. Pybrac, by Pierre Louÿs

 

Wakefield Handbooks

The how-to manual reimagined: guidebooks on a variety of satirical, parodic, and quixotic subjects.

1. Treatise on Elegant Living, by Honor
é de Balzac

2. The Young Girl's Handbook of Good Manners for Use in Educational Establishments, by Pierre Louÿs

3. A Handbook for the Perfect Adventurer, by Pierre Mac Orlan

4. The Physiology of the Employee, by Honoré de Balzac

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