Fantastical architecture, imaginary urbanism, and hallucinatory dwellings.
3. The Cathedral of Mist, by Paul Willems
Outsider science, extreme empiricism, aberrant experiments, and imaginary speculations—literary explorations in fictional science.
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
5. The Pig: In Poetic, Mythological, and Moral-Historical Perspective, by Oskar Panizza
6. The Table, by Francis Ponge
The Library of Cruelty
Tales of love, crime, war, and madness, from the surreal to the sarcastic.
2. The High Life, by Jean-Pierre Martinet
3. The Book of Monelle, by Marcel Schwob
5. Flametti, or The Dandyism of the Poor, by Hugo Ball
6. The Creator, by Mynona
7. The Emperor of China, The Mute Canary & The Executioner of Peru, by Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes
8. A Dilemma, by Joris-Karl Huysmans
9. Disagreeable Tales, by Léon Bloy
10. The Trumpets of Jericho, by Unica Zürn
11. Exemplary Departures, by Gabrielle Wittkop
12. Murder Most Serene, by Gabrielle Wittkop
13. A Terrace in Rome, by Pascal Quignard
14. Sweating Blood, by Léon Bloy
Verse, from the adverse to the perverse.
2. The Massacre of the Innocents, by Giambattista Marino
3. Life in the Folds, by Henri Michaux
The how-to manual reimagined: guidebooks on a variety of satirical, parodic, and quixotic subjects.
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