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supeSUPERMAN IN AMERICA & OTHER ABSURD PLAYS
by Mark Axelrod NEW

This outrageous and timely collection confronts our contemporary nightmares with devastating wit and insight. In the provocative title play, Superman stands trial as an illegal alien. In “A Colloquy of Birds,” Axelrod takes aim at a flock of notorious Republican women — the “politically effete.” And just when you thought it was safe to applaud, experience the maniacal monologues of Chairman Trump.
Here are eight rousing absurdist dramas destined to be modern classics.

 

$16 / trade paperback; 354 pp.

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DOUBLE OVER
Blackcattish Stories
by Alphonse Allais
Translated by Doug Skinner
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Here is the master absurdist’s inaugural collection, containing his hand-picked favorites from the pages of Le Chat Noir, the bohemian journal that amused and scandalized Paris. Here you’ll find Allais in the first flush of his comic genius, spinning out elegant and hilarious gems of black humor on suicide, murder, obsession, and adultery. You will meet the philosophical cuckold, the young lady in love with a pig, the inventor of the Tumultoscope, and Ferdinand, the most resourceful duck in literature. Among the highlights is Allais’s most famous story, “A Thoroughly Parisian Drama,” a favorite of André Breton and Umberto Eco. This is the book’s first publication in English, and features seven additional stories from Le Chat Noir, as well as a sublime introduction, notes on the text, and drawings by Doug Skinner.

Belly laughs guaranteed.

$14 /  trade paperback; 276 pp.

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A Pittsburgh Novel
by Doug Rice

*** CHOSEN BY ENTROPY MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2016 ***

“Mr. Rice has accomplished something incredibly difficult and has done so with superlative skill.  He has made the surreal feel real, he has blurred the lines between the macrocosm and the microcosm, and he has somehow managed to contribute to the conversation of trauma and abuse in a manner that is not only unprecedented but which feels entirely necessary.  Here Lies Memory is a fantastic work that will require multiple reads to fully process and will never make you regret picking it up.”—Angel City Review

This brilliant new novel by Doug Rice explores the place of memory in living, daily, scarred and sacred lives. Two Pittsburgh families struggle to survive trauma and love. A man wills himself to go blind, not to forget, but to remember in new ways. Another man drinks beer after beer until he can no longer drink away what he must face directly. HERE LIES MEMORY reveals what language and photographs do to memory, desire, and love, and what gentrification is doing to the souls of families and neighborhoods.

“Doug Rice loves his characters wondrously, keenly, completely, and the result is a novel at once stunningly beautiful, brilliant, fierce, crazily imaginative, and acutely wise about how the ghosts that our memories and words invent are often the last things to leave us, no matter what, how some stay so deep in our skin they become as real as its color — especially those that can damage and mend us most.” —Lance Olsen, author of THEORIES OF FORGETTING

$14.95 /  trade paperback; 316 pp.

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what happens when famous fictional characters surface in the life of a writer?

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A Novel by Alain Arias-Misson
with a new afterword by Yuriy Tarnawsky

“…while the writing itself is full of compelling emotional depth, the artistic conceit that makes the novel so unique is in Arias-Misson’s regular appropriation and repurposing of famous literary characters and important passages from literature.” —Rachel Greenberg, SEIN UND WERDEN

Alain Arias-Misson has produced an indecently literary novel about a thoroughly picaresque Character. Passages have been plagiarized from a score of great Modernists — from Kafka and Stendhal to Joyce, Austen and Proust, from Strindberg, Constant and Mann to Michaux, Sterne and Beckett, and are woven seamlessly, unidentified, into his “autobiography.” For the Character — a budding author — is the product of those authors whose novels he has been nourished on. Characters step out of their fiction to advise and interfere with his life and he appears on stage in theirs. Where le petit Marcel’s nocturnal terrors begin and the Character’s end, or how the Character’s boyhood lusts lead him into the Brussels labyrinth of ladies of the night and how he meets young Daedalus there, already sated in a lady’s embrace, is an open question. The autobiography ends at the age of twenty-one, when like most authors he has read his own most important authors — yet the rest of his life has already been plotted.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CHARACTER FROM FICTION is an extraordinary work of Oulipian imagination.

$12.95 /  trade paperback; 214 pp.

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#1 ON AMAZON’S NEW RELEASES IN FRENCH DRAMAS & PLAYS

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Honoré de Balzac
translated by Mark Axelrod

“It is upon this one comedy that Balzac can lay any claims as a dramatic artist.”
—The New York Times

Originally presented under the title “Mercadet or The Good Businessman,” this play in three acts was perhaps the inspiration for Samuel Beckett’s Theatre of the Absurd classic. Yet 102 years before WAITING FOR GODOT rocked the stage, this comedy opened at the Theatre du Gymnase-Dramatique and featured a character named “Godeau” who never appears.

A bizarre coincidence? Or just one of life’s little absurdities? Now you can decide for yourself.  This edition includes an unpublished letter by Samuel Beckett to the translator.

$12.95 /  trade paperback; 154 pp.

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STORIES FOR SOMEONE

by Amelie Walker
with illustrations by the author

9 Stories which intersect the point where pain and beauty collide.

One winter morning, a man was standing on a subway platform. He looked up as a woman pressed a ragged manuscript into his hands. There was just enough time for their eyes to meet before she slipped away into a crowded carriage and the train departed. The man took the manuscript home. A name at the top of each page read ‘Amelie Walker.’ He began to read. The stories had a compelling dark genius. He knew if he couldn’t find the mysterious authoress, he had to at least share her stories with the world.

Discover Amelie Walker.

$12.95 /  trade paperback; 162 pp., illustrated

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Anthology of Erotic Wordplay
edited by Norman Conquest

The original three limited edition volumes of Oulipo Pornobongo are out of print and scarce.
Now  the complete set has been compiled into this handsome paperback edition—Illustrated in shocking full color.  Discover inspired works of constrained ecstasy by Alphonse Allais, Alain Arias-Misson, Paulo Brito, Norman Conquest, Rusty Cuffs, Farewell Debut, Tom La Farge, Larry Fondation, Paul Forristal, Ryan Forsythe, Eckhard Gerdes, Harold Jaffe, Roger Leatherwood, D.S. Macpherson, Samantha Memi, Ellen Nations, Opal Louis Nations, Andy O’Clancy, Lance Olsen, Derek Pell, Shane Roeschlein, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Maria Schurr, Lucy Selleck, Kebob G. Shoon, Doug Skinner,
Tara Stillions Whitehead, and Giovanni Zuniga.

OULIPO PORNOBONGO is a veritable orgy of art, text, and Oulipian mischief.

$24.95 /  trade paperback; Illustrated, full color, 168 pp.

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A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS

by P.G. Wodehouse
with illustrations by Allen Forrest

A delightful comic novel by one of the most popular humorists of the twentieth century. Originally published in 1919, A Damsel in Distress is vintage
Wodehouse—a whimsical romance filled with hilarious twists and turns and a cast of memorable characters.  This handsome Black Scat trade paper edition features illustrations by artist Allen Forrest.

“…the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. I laughed so hard throughout, it renewed my faith in the pleasures of reading.” –Jodie Cook, forthenovellovers

$14.95 /  trade paperback; 334 pp., illustrated

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3THREE PLAYS BY ECKHARD GERDES
Eckhard Gerdes

Who knew that novelist Eckhard Gerdes was also a playwright? Members of the audience who saw the absurdist play ’S A BIRD first performed at the Chopin Theatre in Chicago in 1994 did, and they almost died laughing in the process. The children of King-Edison
Elementary School in Macon, Georgia, did when they argued about who would get to play which character in CLOCKWISE in their school production in 2000. And a few dozen close friends of Eckhard Gerdes did when they read the script of THE DEATH OF ANTON WEBERN, a play that has until now never been published or performed. These three plays offered here are very different from one another, but all show that distinctive voice and personality for which the writing of Eckhard Gerdes has become known. Enjoy these glimpses into the mind of one of America’s most innovative novelists as he depicts the drama and absurdity of human relationships.

“A writer clearly impatient with the currently devalued conventions of modern writing. His work is a fresh wind!” —Michael Moorcock

$12.95 /  trade paperback; 132 pp.

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SLEEPYTIME CEMETERY:

40 STORIES 
by Doug Skinner

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 40 tales are guaranteed to disconcert and astonish.

$14.95 /  trade paperback; 208 pp.,

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TLWHEN I GROW UP and Other Mantras
by Terri Lloyd

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, there’s a deluxe collection – a full color trade paperback edition – devoted to Pink Buddha’s inspirational (and educational!) mantras.

“…Lloyd has managed to convey that particular contemporary ennui where we can name the problems, but are impotent in the face of them. If this is the source of the Buddha’s zen, so be it.”
Kolaj Magazine

$24.95 / Large format (8.5″ x 11″ ) Deluxe trade paperback; 174 pp., full color illustrations, COLLECTOR’S EDITION

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A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF NONEXISTENT MYSTERIES
by Derek Pell

Packed with pulp, crimes, dicks, dames, thugs, puns, gumshoes and stoolies! Loaded with laughs, maps, gaffs, noir, conundrums, puzzles & quizzes. 196 pages crammed with over 100 rare full-color cover reproductions, plus excerpts, reviews, blurbs & synopses. The ultimate collector’s guide — a complete history of nonexistent mysteries (1840 – 2015) in one deluxe volume.

 

“Pell’s satire doesn’t lack for sharp edges. His twisted humor is sure to appeal to crime-fiction lovers.” —J. Kingston Pierce, THE RAP SHEET

“Derek Pell is quite mad, in rather a brilliant way.”Lawrence Block

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$29.95 / Large format (8.5″ x 11″ ) Deluxe trade paperback; 196 pp., full color, profusely illustrated.

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 ***Selected as one of the 20 BEST BOOKS OF 2016 by Cultured Vultures

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BY D. HARLAN WILSON

Wilson subverts traditional forms of stagecraft, unmans the helm of narrative, and exposes the nightmares that distinguish everyday life in urban and suburban America. Channeling Samuel Beckett and Jon Fosse in one scene, Russell Edson and Alfred Jarry in the next, he subjects actors as much as audiences and readers to mindless violence and torrid irrationality under the auspices of literary theory, psychoanalysis, philosophy and science. These plays belong more to an ultramodern zoo than a modern-day theater.

 

“This first book of plays by the prolific surrealist writer and critic is a joy to read. Each one of the plays is hilarious, intelligent, and just fun to read. It’s the best book released in 2016 that I’ve read so far.”—CULTURED VULTURES

$12.95 / trade paperback

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VAHAZAR or On the Uplands of Absurdity
a  play by
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
translated by Celina Wieniewska

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (pen name: Witkacy) was desperate to get out of revolutionary St. Petersburg after the Bolsheviks seized power. Back in Poland, eager to make money and a name for himself, Witkacy began to write plays in a style that he called “Pure Form,” which foreshadowed the Theatre of the Absurd. By the time that he wrote VAHAZAR (1921), Witkacy had achieved a dreamlike dramaturgy: centered on the paranoid and crazed despot, Vahazar, and spiraling outwards through an anthill society of automatons, religious cults, and quack scientific and social theories, this play is about being trapped in nothingness.

$12.95 / trade paperback

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THE BLAIREAU AFFAIR
a novel by Alphonse Allais
translated by Doug Skinner


Adapted to film four times, “L’Affaire Blaireau” has remained popular and in print in France since its original appearance in 1899. This is its first publication in English. It is humorist Alphonse Allais’s only novel and, in the words of translator Doug Skinner: “It isn’t quite as wild or cruel as his early stories, but I find it delicious anyway. Summer in the provinces, the shrewd but impressionable Blaireau, futile political squabbles, a ridiculous but charming love story, what more could one want? And innocence is rewarded!” Indeed, this novel is a rare find to be savored by the author’s growing circle of fans in America

“…effervescent and flavorful, perfect in its way.” –Wuthering Expectations

$12.95 / trade paperback

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IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS:
Imaginary Interviews with 
World-Famous Artists
by Carla M. Wilson


Imagined interviews with 15 world-famous artists: Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí, Leonora Carrington, Madge Gill, Balthus, Béla Lugosi, Agatha Christie and—yes—even Anonymous. Carla M. Wilson cleverly penetrates the facade of celebrity and brings us closer to the human being behind the brand. This quirky, witty experimental work mixes fact & fiction and will amuse, educate, demystify, and delight.

“This book is brilliant. It’s one of those ‘I wish I’d written this’ kind of books that make me marvel at the author’s creativity. But it’s so much more than just a great idea. Carla M Wilson gives it backbone. She gives the idea muscle and meat and makes it a living, breathing thing. I cannot wait to see what she does next.”–Jason E. Rolfe

$14.95 / trade paperback

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1THE DOUG SKINNER DOSSIER 
by Doug Skinner

A divine compendium featuring articles, short stories, verses, columns, literary essays, alphabets, metrical translations, monologues, talks, cartoons, rounds, lipogrammatic smut, a puppet show, a ventriloquism routine, and a one-act play. 248 pages, overflowing with inspirational black humor and some rather dangerous (albeit gloomy) ideas that might not be suitable for nuclear family get-togethers.

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COMIC BOOK
a novel by Alain Arias-Misson

Alain Arias-Misson’s COMIC BOOK barges into the bookcase like a superhero on steroids. On the surface it’s a simple Boy (“Company” operative) chases Girl (gorgeous Corporate Terrorist) story. Set “physically” in comic book format, it leaps relentlessly from one discontinuous window to the next, and becomes labyrinthic and baffling as the characters—discovering their comic book constraints—attempt to throw off these mental shackles and achieve their erotic ends. Prepare to have your preconceived thought balloons punctured by this mind-blowing novel.

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UNTHE ZOMBIE OF GREAT PERU: OR THE COUNTESS OF COCAGNE
by Pierre-Corneille Blessebois / Translated from the French by Doug Skinner

A zombie rises from the grave of French literature to stalk the earth once more! This bizarre novel – written in 1697 – marks the first mention of the word “zombie” in world literature. It is a wicked tale of lascivious lust and lunatic desires, a strange concoction of prose and verse, set in the sexual and racial hothouse of colonial Guadeloupe. Our narrator has his eye on the beautiful Creole Countess, who goes barefoot and serves her guests tadpoles. When she offers him sex in exchange for magical powers, he tricks her into thinking she’s an invisible zombie; slapstick, humiliation, and confusion follow. Includes a preface by the avant-garde magus: Guillaume Apollinaire. FIRST PUBLICATION IN ENGLISH!

$10.95 / trade paperback
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4aDANTE’S FOIL & OTHER SPORTING TALES
by Mark Axelrod

This collection of sporting tales mashes literary history and sports lore into a satirical inferno—skewering academic jargon and postmodern analysis with a razor-sharp, poison-tipped foil. Axelrod mischievously injects the ancients with steroids and offers statistics to prove how little we know about the origin of our favorite pastimes. Inside you’ll discover the “Baudelaire-Bird Connection or, How the Boston Celtics Got To Be That Way”; the obscure “Russian Sport of Face Slapping”; “Metaleptic Parabasis or, the Fine Art of High Jumping”; “Jai-Alai Machu Picchu,” and many other strange feats of Physical Lit-ness. Arm yourself with these tales and head to the nearest sports bar or poetry reading and laugh your ass off.

$12.95 / trade paperback
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5THE SQUADRON’S UMBRELLA
by Alphonse Allais
Translated by Doug Skinner

Alphonse Allais (1854-1905) was France’s greatest humorist. His elegance, scientific curiosity, preoccupation with language and logic, wordplay and flashes of cruelty inspired Alfred Jarry, as well as succeeding generations of Surrealists, Pataphysicians, and Oulipians. THE SQUADRON’S UMBRELLA collects 39 of Allais’s funniest stories — many originally published in the legendary paper LE CHAT NOIR, written for the Bohemians of Montmartre. Included are such classic pranks on the reader as “The Templars” (in which the plot becomes secondary to remembering the hero’s name) and “Like the Others” (in which a lover’s attempts to emulate his rivals lead to fatal but inevitable results.) These tales have amused and inspired generations, and now English readers can enjoy the master absurdist at his best. As the author promises, this book contains no umbrella and the subject of squadrons is “not even broached.”

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6SELECTED PLAYS OF ALPHONSE ALLAIS 
By Alphonse Allais
Translated by Doug Skinner

This collection of his rare theatrical texts includes original translations—never before published in English—of ten monologues, three one-act plays, and twelve shorter dialogues, skits and burlesques drawn from Allais’s columns in such publications as LE CHAT NOIR and L’HYDROPATHE. In addition to Doug Skinner’s fascinating notes on the texts, you’ll find an appendix of scarce photographs from the Paris production of “Le Pauvre Bougre et Le Bon Génie.” This delightful compilation is proto-Dada at its most delicious!

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7CAPTAIN CAP: HIS ADVENTURES, HIS IDEAS, HIS DRINKS
by Alphonse Allais
Translated by Doug Skinner

A mammoth madcap trade paperback edition — the complete and unabridged translation of the original 1902 French classic by Alphonse Allais. 370 pages, including eight uncollected “Captain Cap” stories, plus a “Cappendix” of rare historical pictures. The book is illustrated throughout with witty drawings by Doug Skinner, in addition to his extensive notes on the translation and lively introduction. Don’t settle for imitations, this is 100% pure absurdist humor.

$26.95 / trade paperback
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8SWEET AND VICIOUS
a novel by  Suzanne Burns

“SWEET AND VICIOUS is an inspired exploration of ‘Waldeinsamkeit’ and (post)romantic angst that turns the mundane into something beautiful and wild. Burns is a gifted writer.” —D. Harlan Wilson

A provocative novel—odd, funny, and relentlessly compelling—by a gifted young writer.

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9THE UNKNOWN ADJECTIVE AND OTHER STORIES
By Doug Skinner

”Witty and ingenious comics from the exceptionally-talented writer, musician, performer, ventriloquist, and cartoonist Doug Skinner. It’s exciting to finally have these little-seen strips available in one beautiful book. You may be reminded of Voltaire or Ernie Bushmiller while reading these meticulously drawn stories featuring utterly hapless characters, but Mr. Skinner has a style all his own.” —R. Sikoryak

“Mr. Skinner knows many terrible, terrible secrets about us. We are once again fortunate that he chooses to share them so deftly and so altruistically.”—Mark Newgarden

What is the truth behind the “Unknown Adjective”? Will Walter and Benny find the elusive batworm? What really goes on out in “Cowboy Country”? And can Dr. Docket find a cure for all that ails Mr. Pert? You’ll discover the answers to these and other burning questions in this profusely illustrated collection of comics and picture stories from the brilliant (albeit peculiar) mind of Doug Skinner. Take a look inside and see for yourself. Your daily dilemmas will soon seem inconsequential, and the laughter you hear may turn out to be your own.

$14.95 / Large format trade paperback
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10CROCODILE SMILES: SHORT SHRIFT FICTIONS
by Yuriy Tarnawsky

“In case you have missed the voice of the rich, courageous, adventurous fiction writing of Yuriy Tarnawsky, this collection will be a great introduction. You will experience his unique ability to meld wicked humor and looming gravitas.One of the great under-recognized talents in the fiction of the 20th – 21st century.” —Steve Katz

“If Frankenstein had had the wit of Groucho Marx and the subtle plasticity of Magritte he might have written these magical and dangerous stories instead of Yuriy Tarnawsky. The master of short tails has struck again! Frightening, funny and baffling as ever!” —Alain Arias-Misson

“Yuriy Tarnawsky’s fictional world is one in which every object and every action is meaningful. Haircuts have meaning. Two refrigerators are alive with ominous activity. Kafka meets Sartre (implying hell is… other bugs!). Sweet porridge can ‘assuage the victim’s suffering.’ The stories are perfectly envisioned, as if Tarnawsky had just landed on this earth with his sense of wonder still intact, looking at everything and trying to understand. Reading these stories is like learning to see all over again!” —Eckhard Gerdes

Female barbers attached to a pair of scissors that won’t stop, women who can’t conceal hard-earned wads of hundred dollar bills sticking up under their polka dot bikini bottoms, adulteresses who bludgeon their husbands to bloody deaths, Dostoyevskian prostitute virgins, compulsive seductresses who delight in torturing tall wimpy men, all shown in a blinding bright light on an absurdist stage. Are crocodiles capable of smiling if they can’t cry? You’ll find the answer in this dazzling new collection of absurdist “short shrift fictions” by the author of THE PLACEBO EFFECT TRILOGY.

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11TINTIN MEETS THE DRAGON QUEEN IN THE RETURN OF THE MAYA TO MANHATTAN
by Alain Arias-Misson

The narrator and a select team of real-life friends, eminent Spanish philosopher, Ignacio Gomez de Liaño, German shamanic artist/poet, Carlfriedrich Claus, Dada erudite, Parisian Marc Dachy and the sophisticated American novelist, Wal­ter Abish, along with assorted cartoon figures, Tintin and Captain Haddock, investigate bizarre sightings of historic Maya personages and the apparition of ghostly Maya pyramids in the streets of Manhattan. They discover that the bloodcurdling Dragon Queen and her marauding, illegitimate, campy son and S&M mate, Smoking Rabbit, who introduced bloody “axe” warfare in the Petén Penin­sula in the seventh century, are pushing through the time-boundaries of ancient Tikal. The legends and exploits of the latter are bizarrely paralleled in the marital mayhem of the dysfunctional New York couple, Augustus and his (maternal) spouse. Their risky voyage into the past climaxes with the deadly Maya ball-game, pok-a-tok, in which the captain of the losing team—loses his head! And the narrator’s romance with a Maya princess is doomed.

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12THE STRAW THAT BROKE
A novel by Tom Whalen

“Allusive, punning, intricately plotted and exponentially self-referential, science fiction which ultimately explores the science of fiction or, more aptly, the art of narrative.” —Brad Richard, American Letters & Commentary

“An intriguing blend of SF, philosophy, and word play . . . Giddy fun!” —Rudy Rucker

“Pollinates post-cyber-punk with headier poetry than the genre has yet known.” —Andrei Codrescu

“Call it science fiction or meta-fiction or cyber fiction . . . wonderfully funny, often exciting, always baffling, and occasionally even profound. It’s the MOBY-DICK of mice!” —R.H.W. Dillard

“Storytelling which is subtly, wickedly funny.” —The Times-Picayune

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THE MAN WHO WALKED ON AIR & OTHER TALES OF INNOCENCE
by Alain Arias-Misson

15 short stories by a master of literary mischief—erotic, poetic, mysterious, and funny.

“Daring…unusual and gripping.”–Evergreen Review

$16.95 / trade paperback

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Also by Alain Arias-Misson:
COMIC BOOK

TINTIN MEETS THE DRAGON QUEEN

 

 

 


 

negTHE NEGLECTED WORKS OF NORMAN CONQUEST
by Norman Conquest

A collection by a “literary and visual arts prankster”—founder of the international anti-censorship art collective, Beuyscouts of Amerika. This lavish edition includes two scarce early satirical works (“Sartre’s French Phrase Book” and “Interiors: A Book of Very Clean Rooms”) in addition to material published here for the first time.

“Delightfully engaging feast for the eyes as well as the funny bone. A must for all those who are fans of the surreal, the impertinent and the painful truth about art and politics today. Richly illustrated with dynamic collages and eye watering graphics – each page could quite easily be framed and hung in a gallery.” —Kollage Kid (UK)

“Norman Conquest is neglected, as a majority of difficult-to-niche artists are neglected. It is unjust. Conquest is nonpareil here and everywhere. Conquest is richly prolific.” —Harold Jaffe

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THE COMPLETE UNABRIDGED LEXICON
by Opal Louis Nations

This is the first volume in our premier reference series. Only excerpts from this seminal (albeit eccentric) dictionary have appeared over the years in obscure little magazines and avant-garde broadsides, and now Black Scat  unleashes the entire unexpurgated edition in a deluxe trade paperback. As for the OED…it’s time to dump that dusty dinosaur and make room for this contemporary masterpiece. Indeed, Opal Nations’ Complete Unabridged Lexicon gives new meaning to the word definition.

$19.95 / trade paperback; 128 pp.,

 

 

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GUSTAVEGUSTAVE’S POCKET DICTIONARY
Richard Kostelanetz

In this bilingual text, master chef and avant-garde gourmet Richard Kostelanetz serves up a classic feast guaranteed to spark one’s mental taste buds. From the main course of a carefully carved guinea pig in the form of Gustave Flaubert’s “Dictionnaire des idées reçus,” Kostelanetz carves delicious English morsels seasoned with artificial intelligence (aka Google Translate) and his own sympathies. GUSTAVE’S POCKET DICTIONARY is a 21st Century classic.

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“A picture says a thousand turds.” —R. Mutt

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

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  /  Digital edition for  people on the go just: $6
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Darkly humorous, this pataphysical tale was celebrated by André Breton & the Surrealists, and hailed by the Oulipo. Allais’s clever paradox is a prime example of Alfred Jarry’s inspired “science of imaginary solutions.” This unique edition is illustrated throughout in full color and includes a most Allaisian introduction by Doug Skinner, as well as notes on the text. This is a new, expanded  edition of the first book to appear in our Absurdist Texts & Documents series.

MASKS
by Alphonse Allais
Translated & illustrated by Norman Conquest
with an introduction & notes on the text by Doug Skinner
5.25″ x 8.25″ – perfect-bound paper, 50 pp., illustrated
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“A badass work of concentrated hallucination.”—Nile Southern

Discover the perils of science in this bizarre classic of “imaginary solutions.” Profusely illustrated in color and b/w. This is a reprint of the rare limited edition published by Black Scat in 2013.

ADVENTURES IN ‘PATAPHYSICS
by Anonymous
5.25″ x 8.25″ – perfect-bound paper, 64 pp., illustrated in black & white and full color. French text.
$15 / $7.50 digital edition
‘PATAPHYSICS / SCIENCE

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These remarkable photographic moments – memories – faces from  the street – dig below the surface of flesh and go to the bone where forgotten words are etched. Words like lost souls in joyless eyes.   AN EROTICS OF SEEING goes far beyond today’s omnipotent street images, the snapshots and candid portraits that reveal only surfaces. Doug Rice captures epiphanies in the faces of strangers— finds an “erotic” connection  only a visionary artist can discover. It is not simply a matter of capturing the “decisive moment” — it is the depth his eye perceives —piercing crowded  public spaces and  revealing absences  – ghosts and their memories – the very soul of our transient lives.

AN EROTICS OF SEEING:
The force of photography as philosophy’s broken sentence
Photographs and text by Doug Rice
5.25″ x 8.25″ perfect-bound paper, 64 pp.
$20  /  Edition limited to 300 copies
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“…Over the past century or so, we have created a massive record of our civilization that exists at the edges of our mass entertainment. We can play a game with this accumulation, a game of giving primacy to the background, the incidental images, what the industry calls ‘B-roll’, over the shots of actors and action (the ‘A-roll’). This game can be taken to absurdist levels, such as Norman Conquest’s chapbook Rear Windows, An Inside Look at Fifty Film Noir Classics (Black Scat Books 2014), which offers 50 images of the windows in the background of noir films that can be as entertaining as, and often more revealing than, the original productions.” —popmatters

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REAR WINDOWS: AN INSIDE LOOK AT FIFTY FILM NOIR CLASSICS
by Norman Conquest

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

FILM STUDIES / ABSURDISM

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IT’S FUN TO BE RICH IN AMERICA
by Michael Leigh and Norman Conquest

A celebration of Vulture Capitalism by artists Norman Conquest (USA) and Michael Leigh (UK). Packed with full-color collages guaranteed to break the banks of the 1%
.Second Printing.

$15
Illustrated. Full color. Second Printing
ART / SATIRE

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BURN THIS BOOK
by Norman Conquest

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$10
Illustrated. Full color.
ART

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Our New Urge imprint features innovative works of erotic fiction by writers in Europe and North America. Our “Classics of Passion” line presents timeless works of erotic literature in new, compact trade paper editions.


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THE NEW URGE READER 2
EROTIC FICTION BY NEW WOMEN WRITERS

edited by Norman Conquest
Introduction by Elizabeth Yoo
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A saucy sequel to the popular anthology. Featuring new fiction by
Jessica Alexander, Tina V. Cabrera, Catherine D’Avis, Elna Holst,
Eurydice Kamvyselli, Lily Knol, Marina Kris, Pamela Naruta, Erin Pim,
Val Prozorova, Amy Summers, and Tara Stillions Whitehead.

$12.95
Trade paperback, 5″ x 7.7″. 178 pp.

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THE NEW URGE READER: EROTIC FICTION BY NEW WOMEN WRITERS
edited by Norman Conquest
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This provocative anthology features ten exciting voices from France, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, and the United States. These imaginative tales reveal Eros in a variety of styles – poetic, playful, startling and graphic.

INCLUDES stories by Emily June Brink, Suzanne Burns, Catherine D’Avis, Rachel Kendall, Cody Kmoch, Pamela Naruta, L T O’Rourke, Maria Schurr, Star Spider, and
L C Wilkinson.

Seduction guaranteed.

$10.95
Trade paperback, 5″ x 7.7″. 146 pp.

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EROTIC TALES
by Catherine D’Avis
NU-103

Fans of the work of Anaïs Nin and Marguerite Duras will relish this new collection of twelve short stories by Catherine D’Avis, author of the controversial novel Angel of Everything.

This edition also features an exclusive interview with the author by Terry Welford.

$9.95
Trade paperback, 5″ x 7.7″. 162 pp.

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ANGEL OF EVERYTHING
by Catherine D’Avis
Translated from the French by Kenneth D. Fletcher
NU-102

Bored with her life in a quiet, French coastal town and desperate for excitement, Emma sends out a prayer to the ‘Angel of Happenings.’ When she meets Gabriel, an enigmatic Parisian photographer, her wish appears to have come true, until she finds herself drawn into an intimate world of erotic temptations, obsession and danger.

This controversial short novel originally appeared in France under the title L’ange de toutes choses in 2012. This is the first American edition.

$12.95
Trade paperback, 5″ x 7.7″. 138 pp.

$2.99
Kindle edition – available worldwide

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WHITE FIRE & OTHER TALES
by Cody Kmoch
NU-101  /  OUT OF PRINT

A collection of eleven erotic tales by a young British writer

Cody Kmoch’s sensual—often startling—sapphic stories reveal an innovative imagination – a quirky, dark sensibility that transports the reader to worlds of white fire, where fantasies, love, and sex unite. She stirs suspense and desire with a voice that is fresh and compelling.

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THE NEW PLEASURE & OTHER STORIES
by Pierre Louÿs
Translated and Adapted by
G. F. Monkshood
Classics of Passion

This collection of seven titillating tales by the author of APHRODITE and 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.”

$14.95
Trade paperback, 5″ x 7.7″. 224 pp.

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VENUS IN FURS
by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Translated from the German by Fernanda Savage
With illustrations by Nelly Sanchez
Classics of Passion

Originally published in 1870, the notorious novel VENUS IN FURS quickly became a landmark work of erotic literature. Written by the Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the book’s themes of female dominance and sadomasochism are legendary. This new edition-translated from the German by Fernanda Savage-features stunning collage illustrations by French artist Nelly Sanchez.

$12.95
Trade paperback, 5.06″ x 7.81″. 234 pp.

NOVEL / EROTICA

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HIDDEN GEMS
The Best of The Pearl, A Journal of Facetiae & Voluptuous Reading 
Anonymous
Selected by William Hamilton
Classics of Passion

The infamous Victorian monthly magazine The Pearl was published in London from July 1879 to December 1880 and was subsequently shut down by the authorities for publishing obscene literature. Each issue was devoted to explicit erotic stories, sex in high society, incest and flagellation, interspersed with ribald parodies, poems and limericks. This selection of the best of The Pearl—over 330 pages— is drawn from its original 18 issues and provides a fascinating look at the secret obsessions  behind  the Puritan’s mask. Step inside and enjoy a raunchy romp through the Victorian underground.

$14.95
Trade paperback, 5.06″ x 7.81″. 334 pp.

VICTORIAN  EROTICA / ANTHOLOGY

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FANNY HILL
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
John Cleland
Classics of Passion

One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, FANNY HILL describes a young woman’s descent into bawdiness and debauchery. Originally published in London in 1748, the novel endures as pioneering literature and for the quality of its prose. Indeed, this is an undisputed masterpiece of erotic fiction.

$15
Trade paperback, 5.06″ x 7.81″. 306 pp.

NOVEL /  EROTICA

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PECULIAR CHARMS
A Victorian Erotic Novel
Anonymous
Classics of Passion

This classic Victorian erotic novel first appeared in 1873 under the title THE ROMANCE OF LUST. This new, unexpurgated edition includes all four of the book’s original volumes and is over 700 pages! PECULIAR CHARMS has been designed by artist Norman Conquest for modern readers and collectors of classic erotic literature.

$18.95
Trade paperback, 5.06″ x 7.81″. 710 pp.

NOVEL /  VICTORIAN EROTICA

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— ALL BLACK SCAT BOOKS IN PRINT BY CATEGORY —

FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

THE BLAIREAU AFFAIR. A novel by Alphonse Allais. Translated by Doug Skinner
THE ZOMBIE OF GREAT PERU
. Pierre-Corneille Blessebois. Translated by Doug Skinner
THE SQUADRON’S UMBRELLA. Alphonse Allais. Translated by Doug Skinner
CAPTAIN CAP: HIS ADVENTURES, HIS IDEAS, HIS DRINKS. Alphonse Allais.
Translated by Doug Skinner
SELECTED PLAYS OF ALPHONSE ALLAIS. Alphonse Allais. Translated by Doug Skinner
MASKS. Alphonse Allais. Translated & illustrated by N. Conquest
ANGEL OF EVERYTHING. Catherine D’Avis. Translated by Kenneth Fletcher
GUSTAVE’S POCKET DICTIONARY. Richard Kostelanetz
THE NEW PLEASURE & OTHER STORIES. Pierre  Louÿs. Translated by  G. F. Monkshood 
WAITING FOR GODEAU
. Honoré de Balzac. Translated by Mark Axelrod
DOUBLE OVER. Alphonse Allais. Translated by Doug Skinner

NOVELS

HERE LIES MEMORY. Doug Rice
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CHARACTER FROM FICTION. Alain Arias-Misson 
COMIC BOOK. Alain Arias-Misson
TINTIN MEETS THE DRAGON QUEEN. Alain Arias-Misson
THE BLAIREAU AFFAIR. Alphonse Allais
SWEET AND VICIOUS. Suzanne Burns
ANGEL OF EVERYTHING. Catherine D’Avis
THE STRAW THAT BROKE. Tom Whalen
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS. P.G. Wodehouse

SHORT STORIES / FICTION  COLLECTIONS

SLEEPYTIME CEMETERY: 40 STORIES. Doug Skinner
STORIES FOR SOMEONE. Amelie Walker
IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS. Carla M. Wilson  
DANTE’S FOIL & OTHER SPORTING TALES. Mark Axelrod
THE MAN WHO WALKED ON AIR & OTHER TALES OF INNOCENCE. Alain Arias-Misson
EROTIC TALES. Catherine D’Avis
CROCODILE SMILES:SHORT SHRIFT FICTIONS  Yuriy Tarnawsky
WHITE FIRE & OTHER TALES. Cody Kmoch
DOUBLE OVER. Alphonse Allais

ANTHOLOGIES

THE NEW URGE READER: EROTIC FICTION BY NEW WOMEN WRITERS. Various
THE NEW URGE READER 2.
OULIPO PORNOBONGO: ANTHOLOGY OF EROTIC WORDPLAY.  Various

DRAMA / PLAYS

VAHAZAR: or On the Uplands of Absurdity.  Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
SUPERMAN IN AMERICA & OTHER ABSURD PLAYS. Mark Axelrod
SELECTED PLAYS OF ALPHONSE ALLAIS. Alphonse Allais. Translated by Doug Skinner
WAITING FOR GODEAU. Honoré de Balzac  Translated by Mark Axelrod
THREE PLAYS BY D. HARLAN WILSON
THREE PLAYS BY ECKHARD GERDES

ART / PHOTOGRAPHY / COMICS

WHEN I GROW UP AND OTHER MANTRAS. Terri Lloyd
PISSOIRS, BIDETS, CRAPPERS & THRONES. Adrienne Auvray
TRUE CRIME: THE PEOPLE VS. RROSE SÉLAVY. Compiled by Karl Waldmann
AN EROTICS OF SEEING. Doug Rice
THE UNKNOWN ADJECTIVE AND OTHER STORIES. Doug Skinner
MISSING MYSTERIES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF NONEXISTENT MYSTERIES. Derek Pell
THE NEGLECTED WORKS OF NORMAN CONQUEST. Norman Conquest
BURN THIS BOOK. Norman Conquest
IT’S FUN TO BE RICH IN AMERICA.  Michael Leigh / Norman Conquest

ABSURDISM / HUMOR / SATIRE

MISSING MYSTERIES. Derek Pell
SLEEPYTIME CEMETERY: 40 STORIES. Doug Skinner
THE UNKNOWN ADJECTIVE AND OTHER STORIES. Doug Skinner
THE DOUG SKINNER DOSSIER
. Doug Skinner
WHEN I GROW UP AND OTHER MANTRAS. Terri Lloyd
THE COMPLETE UNABRIDGED LEXICON. Opal Louis Nations
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS. P. G. Wodehouse
REAR WINDOWS: An Inside Look at Fifty Film Noir Classic Norman Conquest

REFERENCE

GUSTAVE’S POCKET DICTIONARY. Richard Kostelanetz
THE COMPLETE UNABRIDGED LEXICON. Opal Louis Nations
MISSING MYSTERIES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF NONEXISTENT MYSTERIES

DADA

TRUE CRIME: THE PEOPLE VS. RROSE SÉLAVY. Compiled by Karl Waldmann

EROTIC FICTION [New Urge Editions]

THE NEW URGE READER 2. Various
THE NEW PLEASURE & OTHER STORIES. Pierre  Louÿs
EROTIC TALES. Catherine D’Avis
ANGEL OF EVERYTHING. Catherine D’Avis. Translated by Kenneth Fletcher
THE NEW URGE READER: EROTIC FICTION BY NEW WOMEN WRITERS Various
VENUS IN FURS. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
HIDDEN GEMS: THE BEST OF THE PEARL. Selected by William Hamilton
FANNY HILL: MEMOIRS OF A WOMAN OF PLEASURE. John Cleland
PECULIAR CHARMS. Anonymous

BLACK SCAT BROADSIDES (poster-sized art, lit & protest, 12″ x 18)
JANE RUSSELL AND ME. Frank Pulaski (BSB-2)
WOW — War on Women 2015 (BSB-3)
GASLAMP. Norman Conquest (BSB-4)
WHEN I GROW UP…  Terri Lloyd (BSB-5)
LIBRARY OF THE ABSURD (BSB-6)
YOU WAN FOWER? Paulo Brito. (BSB-7)
LIMERICKSHAW. Doug Skinner (BSB-8)
DIVA R.E.M.  Farewell Debut (BSB-9; special series of 7)
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CABINET. Mark Axelrod (BSB-11)
LOSER. Norman Conquest (BSB-12)
DADA FORGERY. Norman Conquest (BSB-13)

BLACK SCAT REVIEW – an international magazine of the arts

BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 2 – The Pleasure Issue
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 3 
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 4  – All Urges Go Haywire
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 5
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 6
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 7 – Lit Noir
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 8 – Seduction
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 9/10 – Special Double Issue – Utter Nonsense
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 11  – New format, paperback
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 13 – Superstition
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 14 – Pure Lust  [Banned issue]
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 15 – More Utter Nonsense 

BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 16 – Obsession
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – No. 17 – DADA Forgery  [Final Issue]

 

 

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WINTRY THRILLS from Christopher Barnes, Paulo Brito, Eckhard Gerdes, Thomas Gresham, Colin James, Michael Leigh, Terri Lloyd, Samantha Memi, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, Merve Semsar, Doug Skinner, and Franciszka Themerson.
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SPECIAL NEW YEAR ISSUE.  Featuring Alphonse Allais, Paulo Brito, Pink Buddha, Simon Child, Norman Conquest, Eckhard Gerdes, Russell Helms, Harold Jaffe, Jan Vander Laenen, Terri Lloyd, Samantha Memi, Sheila Pell, Frank Pulaski, Ron Riekki, Stephen Silke, Doug Skinner, Madalina Tantareanu, Tom Whalen, & Carla M. Wilson.
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Number 218 (December 2016)
Gala holiday issue filled with glitter.  Featuring  a Christmas story by Alphonse Allais, and other cheerful works by  Paulo Brito, Pink Buddha, Norman Conquest, Terri Lloyd, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, Doug Skinner, and Yuriy Tarnawsky.
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Number 217 (November 2016)
Samuele Bastianello, Paulo Brito, Pink Buddha, Michael Harris Cohen, Norman Conquest, Terri Lloyd, Bray McDonald, Alice Pulaski, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, Mercie Pedro e Silva. **Includes the complete text of Doug Skinner’s satirical play, The Presidents’ Tragedy.**
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Number 216: “Special Infection Issue” (October 2016)
Featuring: Alphonse Allais, Samuele Bastianello, Paulo Brito, Norman Conquest, Colin Dodds, Allen Forrest, Eckhard Gerdes, Derek Pell, Alice Pulaski, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, Erik Satie, Ubu Trump, and Doug Skinner.
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Number 215 (September 2016)
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opHOW I BECAME AN IDIOT BY FRANCISQUE SARCEY. Allais
CAPTAIN CAP. Volumes I-IV. Allais
WASTED ENERGIES, BAFFLED THOUGHTS. Bacon
WAITING FOR GODEAU. Balzac
MUD BATH. Bealy
CONTEMPORARY ART FOR RICH KIDS. Bianchessi
THE FACETIAE EROTICA OF POGGIO. Bracciolini
A CAMI SAMPLER. Cami
COLD IN THE BRAIN. Carolino
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ART DECONSTRUCTION. Conquest
SNOWDROP IN AFRICA. Conquest
DON’T WORRY, IT’S NOT ABOUT HATS. Conquest
BLINK: VISUAL ANTIPHONIES. Debut
THE TWO LOVES OF NUNNY. Debut
MINCE. Doove
IF YOU  DON’T READ THIS THE TERRORISTS WILL WIN. Forsythe
‘S A BIRD. Gerdes
THE SUGAR NUMBERS. Hamilton
THE OTHER SIDE. Hibbard
CONSIDERATIONS ON THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF TRISTAN TZARA. Isou
KIRGHIZ STEPPES: ACCUMULATED VERBO-VISUALS. Kasper

WHITE FIRE & OTHER TALES. Kmoch
THE WORKS & LIFE OF KOSTY RICHARDS. Kostelanetz
THE BEST OF THE CHRISTMAS CATALOGUES. Leigh
THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF COMMIE PORN. Lloyd
KATE MOSS  & OTHER HEROINES. Memi
SHATTERED RAINBOW. Mori
MOO NUDES. Mori
EMBRYO WORLD. Nations
NICKLE NOIR. Nickle
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF SADE. Pell
DOKTOR BEY’S SUICIDE GUIDEBOOK. Pell
SCAR MIRROR. Pell
SURREALIST TEXTS. Prassinos
WOMEN THAT DON’T EXIST. Pulaski
AN INCONVENIENT CORPSE. Rolfe
FISHSLICES. Rosheim
WALLOOMSAC: A WEEK ON THE RIVER. Slavitt
HOT HEART OF BOAR & OTHER TASTES. Southern
MERDE À LA BELLE ÉPOQUE. Various
OULIPO PORNOBONGO (volumes 1-3). Various
THE DERANGEMENT OF JULES TORQUEMAL. Wexelblatt
DOLL WITH CHILI PEPPER, Whalen
HOTEL ORTOLAN. Whalen
SELECTED POEMS. Wood

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ABSURDIST TEXTS & DOCUMENTS SERIES

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This series featured innovative works by writers and artists from around the world. Each title was designed to disrupt, disorient, and smash boundaries—academic, cultural, literary, and philosophical. All but a few of the 31 titles were  limited editions and are  out of print.

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COMPLETE LIST OF SERIES TITLES

No. 1.  Masks. Alphonse Allais   **[new expanded edition available here]

No. 2.  Doll with Chili Pepper. Tom Whalen

No. 3.  The Wonderful Wizard of Sade. Derek Pell

No. 4.  Oulipo Pornobongo: Anthology of Erotic Wordplay

No. 5.  If You Don’t Read This the Terrorists Will Win. Ryan Forsythe

No. 6.  Snowdrop in Africa. Norman Conquest

No. 7.  Kate Moss & Other Heroines. Samantha Memi

No. 8.  Considerations on the Death and Burial of Tristan Tzara. Isidore Isou

No. 9.  A Cami Sampler. Pierre Henri Cami (Translated  from the French by John Crombie)

No. 10  Cold in the Brain: Poems by Pedro Carolino (Annotated by Paul Forristal)

No. 11.  Captain Cap (Vo. I): Captain Cap Before the Electorate. Alphonse Allais  (Translated from the French by Doug Skinner)

No, 12. Hot Heart of Boar and Other Tastes. Terry Southern

No. 13. Adventures in ‘Pataphysics. Anonymous [Second Printing]

No. 14. Captain Cap (Vol. II): The Apparent Symbiosis Between the Boa and Giraffe. Alphonse Allais (Translated from the French by Doug Skinner)

No. 15. The Works & Life of Kosty Richards. Richard Kostelanetz

No. 16. Wasted Energies, Baffled Thoughts: On the Writing of the Insane.  Bacon

No. 17.  Captain Cap (Vol. III). The Antifilter & Other Inventions
Alphonse Allais. Translated from the French by Doug Skinner

No. 18.  Blink: Visual Antiphonies. Farewell Debut

No. 19. Hotel Ortolan. Tom Whalen and Michel Varisco

No. 20.  Captain Cap (Vol. IV): The Sanatorium of the Future. Alphonse Allais.
Translated from the French by Doug Skinner

No. 21.  Contemporary Art for Rich Kids. Peppo Bianchessi

No. 22.  Waiting for Godeau. Honoré de Balzac
Translated from the French by Mark Axelrod

No. 23.  Surrealist Texts. Gisèle Prassinos
Translated from the French by Ellen Nations; illustrations by Bruce Hutchinson

No. 24.  Merde à La Belle Époque:  Scatological Texts
by Allais, Courteline, Haraucourt,  Mac-Nab, & Satie.
Translated from the French by Doug Skinner

No. 25. The Sugar Numbers. Judson Hamilton

No. 26. Selected Poems of Edward D. Wood, Jr.

No. 27. Rear Windows: An Inside Look at Fifty Film Noir Classics. Norman Conquest

No. 28.  Walloomsac: A Week On the River. David R. Slavitt

No. 29.  Oulipo Pornobongo 3. Various

No. 30.  An Inconvenient Corpse. Jason E. Rolfe

No. 31. Horoscrapes.  Doug Skinner

No. 32. True Crime: The People vs. Rrose Sélavy



BLACK SCAT CLASSIC INTERIM EDITIONS:

No. 00.  How I Became an Idiot. Francisque Sarcey (Alphonse Allais)
No. 01. The Facetiae Erotica of Poggio. Poggio Bracciolini
No. 02. Doktor Bey’s Suicide Guidebook. Derek Pell
No. 03.  Oulipo Pornobongo 2: Anthology of Erotic Wordplay. Various
No. 04.  Moo Nudes. Paintings by Monika Mori
No. 05.  Embryo World & Others Stripped Bare. Opal Louis Nations
No. 06.  ‘S A Bird. Eckhard Gerdes
No. 07.  The Derangement of Jules Torquemal. Robert Wexelblatt
No. 08.   Mud Bath. Alan Bealy