The New Pleasure

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From our New Urge imprint comes the latest release in the Classics of Passion series:

THE NEW PLEASURE & other stories by Pierre Louÿs

This collection of seven titillating tales by the author of Aphrodite and The Songs of  Bilitis, presents a sensual style with sublime erotic undertones. It includes the novella “Woman and Puppet” – a startling tale of obsessive love – which became the basis for Luis Buñuel’s film “That Obscure Object of Desire.”

“One night at the flat I sat in silent contemplation of two blue china cats that crouched upon a white table. I was wondering whether it would be better to pass the time smoking cigarettes or writing sonnets. Another idea was that it might be better to smoke the cigarettes and stare at the painting on the ceiling. Cigarette, sonnet, or stare? The most important thing at such an hour is to have a cigarette ready to hand and lip. It enshrouds all the most material things with scarves of cloud, fine and celestial. It adds something both to the lights and to the dark of the chamber, taking away the hard mathematics of the angles, and by means of a scented magical spell brings to the agitated human spirit a panacea and peace. It brings, too, the land of dreams.”
—Pierre Louÿs

Pierre Louÿs (1870 – 1925) was a French poet and writer renowned for lesbian and classical themes, as well as for explicit erotic works published posthumously. He was a gifted stylist whose pagan texts have a distinctly hypnotic power. In 1896, his first novel Aphrodite became
the most popular and best selling book of its day.

New Urge editions are designed for contemporary readers and collectors.

THE NEW PLEASURE & OTHER STORIES
by Pierre Louÿs
Translated from the French and Adapted by G. F. Monkshood**
Classics of Passion series
5.06″ x 7.81″ (12.852 x 19.837 cm)
224 pages, trade paper original
$14.95

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**pseudonym  of William James Clarke

Spring Noir Redux

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Digitally enhanced scenes from fifty Film Noir masterpieces as you’ve never seen them before! A must-have reference for thrill-seeking aficionados, students of cinema, and collectors of offbeat artists’ books. Spanning the golden age of Noir (1941-1962), this edition includes over 50 rare photographs from the most memorable hard-boiled classics.

With an introduction by Robert Wexelblatt, Professor of Humanities, Boston University.

5.25″ x 8.25″ perfect-bound,  paper, 68 pp. illustrated
$15

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A coffee table chapbook for the john . . .

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Adrienne Auvray has devoted her professional career to the documentation and philosophical interpretation of toilets. This pictorial exploration and  explication d’image reveals our common humanity at its most fundamental.

This is the penultimate coffee table chapbook.

PISSOIRS, BIDETS, CRAPPERS & THRONES
by Adrienne Auvray
with an introduction by Thomas P. Unterbottem
5.25″ x 8.25″ – perfect-bound paper, 64 pp., illustrated
with full color photographs
Price: $15  paper /  $6 digital edition

PHOTOGRAPHY / PHILOSOPHY / TOILETS

On sale May 1st.

It’s beddie-bye time!

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A new book by Doug Skinner is always cause for celebration, but this collection of 40 short stories calls for a month-long festival of merrymaking.

In SLEEPYTIME CEMETERY you’ll discover a world of ostensibly human specimens behaving in peculiar and unpredictable ways. However, they are often recognizable in a manner we dare not admit. Skinner’s dark humor is deceptively playful and childlike, and that makes our bursts of laughter all the more disturbing.

These wickedly funny tales are guaranteed to disconcert and astonish.

Pick up your copy on Amazon here.

$14.95
Trade paperback; 208 pages
5.06″ x 7.81″ (12.852 x 19.837 cm)
ISBN-13: 978-0692633908

 

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DOUG SKINNER has contributed to Fate, Fortean Times, Nickelodeon, Weirdo, Black Scat Review and other periodicals. His translation of G. B. Nazari’s THREE DREAMS was published by Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks in Glasgow. Black Scat Books has published many of his translations from the French, including SELECTED PLAYS OF ALPHONSE ALLAIS and THE ZOMBIE OF GREAT PERU by Pierre-Corneille Blessebois, as well as a collection of his drawings, THE UNKNOWN ADJECTIVE & OTHER STORIES, and a deluxe compendium: THE DOUG SKINNER DOSSIER.

“Pure Lust”—the issue they wouldn’t let you see!

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Upon publication, BLACK SCAT REVIEW #14 quickly sold ten copies on Amazon and then was suddenly blocked from sale — “suppressed” by the printer without explanation. We raised holy hell but all that CreateSpace  (Amazon’s  printer) would tell us was that the issue “violated their policy.”  So what did we do?

We found another printer.

Now you can see what all the fuss was about. The “Pure Lust” issue  features art, fiction, and poetry by Tosh Berman, Tom Bussmann, Theodore Carter, Giada Cattaneo, Elna Holst, Monika Mori, Derek Pell, Eugene Schacht, Sybil Shwarzenberg, Mercie Pedro e Silva, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Mylene Viger, Tom Whalen, and Elizabeth Yoo.

Fuck censorship.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER DIRECT FROM OUR NEW PRINTER

Think Pink! — Pink Buddha Has Landed!

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In 2009, artist Terri Lloyd’s iconic Pink Buddha landed at Ground Zero, i.e., the L.A. art scene, and has been making absurdist mischief ever since. One never knows in what form the imperturbable PB will materialize. It has been sighted in guerrilla theater performances, on YouTube, Facebook, in small press art-lit mags, in commie porn chapbooks, posters, paintings, and other subterranean venues. Now, finally, Black Scat Books proudly presents a deluxe collection – a full color trade paperback edition – devoted to Pink Buddha’s inspirational (and educational!) mantras.

pbrWHEN I GROW UP is destined to win the hearts and minds of art connoisseurs and rabid consumers the world over.

No need to repent for your whims, simply bow, CLICK HERE and buy.


WHEN I GROW UP AND OTHER MANTRAS
by Terri Lloyd

174 pages; full color, large format (8.5 x 11 inches) collector’s edition. $24.95
ISBN: 978-0692633915

Available worldwide on Amazon.