Due to the raging Ubu Trump shitstorm, we have rushed publication of the “SPECIAL INFECTION ISSUE” of Le Scat Noir.
Number 216 features a cast of luminaries: Alphonse Allais, Samuele Bastianello, Paulo Brito, Colin Dodds, Allen Forrest, Eckhard Gerdes, Derek Pell, Alice Pulaski, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, Erik Satie, and Doug Skinner.
Includes the complete, uncensored transcript of Norman Conquest‘s “Ubu Raw: As You Like It.”
The journal is free for all.
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Praise for MERDE À LA BELLE ÉPOQUE
“BLACK SCAT BOOKS has launched from the pits of lit this shameful little anthology, wonderfully translated and prefaced with futile brilliance by Doug Skinner. I was immediately disgusted and attracted by these turn-of-the-century French luminaries indulging in dirty little boy lyrics and lunatic stories, many of them in the scatological society that hung out at Le Chat Noir…” —Alain Arias-Misson, author of Theatre of Incest
“Incroyable!… Alfred (a fart man from way back) Jarry would surely relish this collection–one which combines force-feeding with delicate odoriferous leakage—something for every taste!” —Nile Southern, author of The Candy Men: The Rollicking Life and Times of the Notorious Novel Candy
“These dirty little secrets are canonical secretions of literary genius. Fin de siecle Parisian scatology at its best.” —D. Harlan Wilson, author of Hitler: The Terminal Biography, Freud: The Penultimate Biography, and Douglass: The Lost Autobiography
This hilarious scatological anthology features stories, a song, poems, a play, a rebus, and naughty jokes by period luminaries. Contributors include Alphonse Allais, George Auriol, Georges Courteline, Edmond Haraucourt, Vincent Hyspa, Maurice Mac-Nab, and Erik Satie.
The collection has been tastefully compiled and effervescently translated from the French by Doug Skinner.
This limited edition includes notes on the translations and a brief biography of each contributor.
#2 on our Bestseller List— don’t settle for #1!
Merde à La Belle Époque
Absurdist Texts & Documents – No. 24
Perfect-bound chapbook, 48 pp.
Limited to 310 copies. – $12.50
*A discreet digital edition is also available ($7.50)
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Happy Birthday, Rabelais!
Listen closely and you shall hear… the melodious sounds of a Scat-filled New Year.
- Surrealist Texts by Gisèle Prassinos
Transformative texts by one of Surrealism’s most gifted voices. Translated from the French by Ellen Nations. Includes eight original watercolor paintings by Bruce Hutchinson.
- The Unknown Adjective & Other Stories by Doug Skinner
A collection of cryptic comics and picture stories.
- The Straw That Broke by Tom Whalen
A “baffling and wonderfully funny” novel, featuring the legendary Encyclopedia Mouse.
- Selected Plays of Alphonse Allais
Rare theatrical works by the great French humorist, compiled and translated by Doug Skinner.
- Merde à La Belle Époque
Scatological texts by period luminaries, including Alphonse Allais, George Auriol, Georges Courteline, Edmond Haraucourt, Vincent Hyspa, Maurice MacNab, & Erik Satie. Compiled and translated by Doug Skinner. “Sparkling sewage!”
- The Sugar Numbers by Judson Hamilton
A kaleidoscopic novella in which two servants—Morel and Valentine—attempt to usurp their respective masters.
- Selected Poems of Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Lost poems by the enigmatic creator of Plan 9 from Outer Space.
- Crocodile Smiles by Yuriy Tarnawsy
Stories by the author of The Placebo Effect Trilogy.
- Desiring Specimens by Norman Conquest.
A collection of imaginary book titles hidden in typography specimen sheets.
drawing at top of post by Léonce Burret