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LE SCAT NOIR #220 features works by an international cast of misfits: 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.
Yes, Virginia, Black Scat Review does DADA FORGERY. But is it anti-art?
You be the judge.
#17 is loaded with incendiary art & texts by Captain Anonymous, David Moscovich, Tristan Tzara, Anna Keeler, Christy Sheffield Sanford, Karl Waldmann, Ruth Crossman, Norman Conquest, Paulo Brito, Harry McCullagh, Michael Leigh, Gregory Autry Wallace, Eîlot Tuerie, Terri Lloyd, Doug Skinner, and Joseph Heathcott.
This is the last issue of BSR and a fitting finale it is. Don’t miss this one, folks, it’s destined to wind up a collector’s item on the ash heap of art history.
THE SCAT’S OUT OF THE BAG and we’re starting the New Year off with a BANG —the January issue of Le Scat Noir — crammed with art, fiction, poetry, translations, advice, horoscopes, lists, inspired doodles and detritus. Featuring contributions by an international roster: 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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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The gala December issue of Le Scat Noir is available for download. And did we mention it’s free? Of course we did, but it’s worth repeating: LSN is free for all every month.
#218 features a charming Christmas story by Alphonse Allais and is packed with festive art & texts from an international roster of mischief-makers: Paulo Brito, Pink Buddha, Norman Conquest, Hans Greunke, Terri Lloyd, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, Doug Skinner, and Yuriy Tarnawsky.
Treat yourself to faking news, scatological fare, and those regular features we find so addictive — the monthly horoscopes, gas from the past, absurd musical instruments, and uplifting advice for folks down in the dumps.
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It’s like SNL, only scrambled and wiser.
Black Scat Books is proud to serve up 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.
The new issue of Le Scat Noir is now available.
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#217 features works by Samuele Bastianello, Paulo Brito, Pink Buddha, Michael Harris Cohen, Norman Conquest, Terri Lloyd, Bray McDonald, Alice Pulaski, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, and Mercie Pedro e Silva.
You’ll also find the complete text of Doug Skinner’s scathing satirical play, The Presidents’ Tragedy. Not since Barbara Garson‘s MacBird has there been a provocative history lesson like this. Astute readers will be rewarded with several secret Oulipian constraints.
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BLACK SCAT REVIEW #16: The Obsession Issue. Featuring works by Alphonse Allais, Adrienne Auvray, Paulo Brito, Violet Capers, S.C. Delaney, Tony Duvert, Farewell Debut, William L. Gibson, Rachel Greenberg, Arya F. Jenkins, Samantha Memi, Agnès Potier, Mercie Pedro e Silva, Doug Skinner, and Greg Autry Wallace. [cover photograph by Farewell Debut]
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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. Celebrate the master’s birthday with mirth, mischief, and cocktails!
And one of his sublime books translated by Doug Skinner, from Black Scat, of course.
SLEEPYTIME CEMETERY: 40 STORIES by Doug Skinner
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.
$14.95 / trade paperback; 208 pp.
THE ZOMBIE OF GREAT PERU by Pierre-Corneille Blessebois. Translated 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. Includes a preface by Guillaume Apollinaire.
$10.95 / trade paperback; 146 pp.