It’s a bird, it’s a plane…

[click on titles to order from Amazon]

Alphonse Allais Reader. . ALPHONSE ALLAIS
Angel of Everything. CATHERINE D’AVIS
Autobiography of a Character from Fiction. ALAIN ARIAS-MISSON
Black Scat Review #11
Black Scat Review #13
Captain Cap: His Adventures, His Ideas, His Drinks. ALPHONSE ALLAIS
Charles Cros: Collected Monologues. CHARLES CROS
Clocks. JASON E. ROLFE
Comic Book. ALAIN ARIAS-MISSON
Crocodile Smiles. YURIY TARNAWSKY
Curious Impossibilities. CARLA M. WILSON
Dante’s Foil & Other Sporting Tales. MARK AXELROD
Disordered Souls. TOM BUSSMANN
Double Over. ALPHONSE ALLAIS
Erotic Tales. CATHERINE D’AVIS
Gustave’s Pocket Dictionary. RICHARD KOSTELANETZ
Here Lies Memory. DOUG RICE
Hidden Gems: The Best of The Pearl. ANONYMOUS
I Am Sarcey. ALPHONSE ALLAIS
Impossible Conversations. CARLA M. WILSON
Le Scat Noir Encyclopaedia. VARIOUS
Long Live Life!  ALPHONSE ALLAIS
Marco & Iarlaith. ECKHARD GERDES
Masks. ALPHONSE ALLAIS
Missing Mysteries. DEREK PELL
No Bile! ALPHONSE ALLAIS
Oulipo Pornobongo. VARIOUS
Peculiar Charms. ANONYMOUS
Posh. STEPHANIE GATOS
Rear Windows. NORMAN CONQUEST
Sacred Sins. JOHN DIAMOND NIGH
Selected Plays of Alphonse Allais. ALPHONSE ALLAIS
Sleepytime Cemetery. DOUG SKINNER
Stories for Someone. AMELIE WALKER
Superman in America & Other Absurd Plays. MARK AXELROD
Sweet and Vicious. SUZANNE BURNS
The Blaireau Affair. ALPHONSE ALLAIS
The Complete Unabridged Lexicon. OPAL LOUIS NATIONS
The Detective Who Didn’t Have a Clue. ALAIN ARIAS-MISSON
The Doug Skinner Dossier. DOUG SKINNER
The Doug Skinner Songbook. DOUG SKINNER
The Man Who Walked On Air. ALAIN ARIAS-MISSON
The New Pleasure & other stories. PIERRE LOUYS
The New Urge Reader. VARIOUS
The New Urge Reader 2. VARIOUS
The New Urge Reader 3. VARIOUS
The Observatory. PETRA ANNE HAWK
The Snowman Three Doors Down. DOUG SKINNER
The Squadron’s Umbrella. ALPHONSE ALLAIS
The Straw That Broke. TOM WHALEN
The Unknown Adjective. DOUG SKINNER
The Zombie of Great Peru. PIERRE-CORNEILLE BLESSEBOIS
Three Plays by D. Harlan Wilson. D. HARLAN WILSON
Three Plays by Eckhard Gerdes. ECKHARD GERDES
Three Plus Three Makes Seven. NORMAN CONQUEST
Tintin Meets the Dragon Queen. ALAIN ARIAS-MISSON
Today Is the Day That Will Matter. DEBRA DI BLASI
Tourist. TEMENUGA TRIFONOVA
Vahazar. STANISŁAW IGNACY WITKIEWICZ
Venus in Furs.  LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH
Waiting for Godeau. HONORE DE BALZAC
What a Life!   E. V. LUCAS & GEORGE MORROW
When I Grow Up & Other Mantras. TERRI LLOYD

FILM NOIR REDUX

“The bible of Film Noir studies” is back in print!

This second edition of Norman Conquest‘s classic REAR WINDOWS features digitally enhanced scenes from fifty Film Noir masterpieces as you’ve never seen them before. It’s 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), it includes over 50 rare photographic stills from memorable hard-boiled motion pictures, such as The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Big Sleep, Out of the Past, Kiss Me Deadly, and many more. Includes an illuminating introduction by Robert Wexelblatt, Professor of Humanities, Boston University.

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION (2014)

“…the most truthful book on Noir that’s out there.”Tosh Berman, Tam Tam Books

“I’ve just been (re)reading Rancière on the mis-en-scene revolution in theatre at the end of C19th. Here Norman Conquest goes literally beyond the mis-en-scene and adds in a Wagnerian negation of the star system. Erase glamour! Bring forward the scene makers.“—Stefan Szczelkun

“This is conceptual art at its finest. Ingenious in its simplicity, startling, absurd, and very funny.” —
Alec  Burroughs

“Evocative… I like the various physical/psychological angles with which [Conquest] approaches  the stills, each of which is elegantly if sometimes surprisingly effected.” —Harold Jaffe


No. 27 in our acclaimed Absurdist Texts & Documents Series, REAR WINDOWS: AN INSIDE LOOK AT FIFTY FILM NOIR CLASSICS by Norman Conquest is available worldwide on Amazon.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER

Sucker Punch Gala in NYC

(photo by Karina Tarnawsky)

If you were in NYC on June 15th and missed the BLACK SCAT SUCKER PUNCH bout between high lit  heavyweight champs Yuriy Tarnawsky (seated)) and Alain Arias-Mission —shame on you! You missed a bloody good reading.

The Emily Harvey Foundation. provided ringside seats,  booze & noisemakers  to an unruly crowd of fans. Tarnawsky threw wicked upper-cuts from his classic collection of “short shrift fictions,” CROCODILE SMILES, while Arias-Misson responded with  a blazing left hook from his new novel THE DETECTIVE WHO DIDN’T HAVE A CLUE.

Fortunately all is not lost, as both books are available on Amazon and just a click away.

 

 

PUB-NOTES

♦ We will soon be accepting submissions for our online cabaret, le scat noir. 
♦ watch for  a new book by doug rice on september 15th.  here lies memory is truly an unforgettable novel.
♦ alPHONSE allais’s first book (published in france in 1891) was titled A se tordre. this collection of 45 pieces, drawn largely from his contributions to the avant-garde paper  Le Chat Noir, put the author on the absurdist map. presently, our own doug skinner is putting the finishing touches on his translation — double over — which will feature the full volume plus additional texts not included in the original. to make this black scat edition even more special, there are drawings, detailed notes on the texts, and an introduction by skinner. needless to say, we are thrilled to be publishing this first  english translation — a most fitting addition to black scat’s series of books by the master humorist.
 ♦ also on the way … “the obsession issue” of black scat review. this is the magazine’s 16th issue and features eye-opening works by william gibson, Violet Capers, tony duvert, samantha memi, paulo brito, and many others.
♦ finally, don’t miss #32 in our absurdist texts & documents series: TRUE CRIME: The People vs. Rrose Sélavy.  this dada chapbook is destined to be a collector’s item.  
Happy labor day!

In the wings for Spring…

Good Scat is coming your way…

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On April Fools, discover an inspirational coffee table art book guaranteed to make your head spin. WHEN I GROW UP and Other Mantras features full color posters by L.A. artist Terri Lloyd — offering satirical guidance for these troubled times. Lloyd’s iconic “Pink Buddha” arrives on this planet just in time for our salvation. Miss it at your own risk.


 

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In this new collection of short stories by the author of THE DOUG SKINNER DOSSIER, 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 “funny” tales are guaranteed to disconcert and astonish.  SLEEPYTIME CEMETERY: 40 Stories will be available April 11th.

Ready for Sleepytime? Here’s a free sample…

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Next month, Black Scat will publish Doug Skinner‘s much anticipated collection of short stories, SLEEPYTIME CEMETERY. This event will certainly have Skinner’s growing cult following dancing on the grave of 21st century Literature. So, too, should fans of absurdist fiction and dark humor prepare to rejoice.

For those who have yet to encounter Mr. Skinner’s peculiar creations, we offer here a FREE story from the book.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF