SURREALISM LIVES!

“An erotic tale that undresses genres.”
—Charles Plet 

A fairy tale of surrealist l’amour fou, Lise Deharme‘s Oh! Violette or the Politeness of Plants was originally published by Eric Losfeld in Paris in 1969. Translated from the French by Edith Doove, this Black Scat edition is the book’s first publication in English.

photograph by Man Ray

Lise Deharme (née Anne-Marie Hirtz)  was a French writer associated with the Surrealist movement.  In January 1925, she visited the Paris Bureau of Surrealist Research. As a result of an incident that occurred during her visit, which is recorded in André Breton‘s novel Nadja, she would become known as the “dame au gant,” or the Lady of the Glove. In the late 1930s, Deharme collaborated with Claude Cahun on the book Le Cœur de Pic. After its publication in 1937 Deharme, alternatively, came to be known in the Surrealist circle as “la Dame de Pique”  [the Queen of Spades]. Around this time she was closely connected to Breton, Paul Eluard, and Man Ray. [Source: Wikipedia]

 

Coming in April, 2019

Fact and Fiction Meet Head-on….

…in this extraordinary work of innovative fiction.
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Over three years in the making, Black Scat Books is proud to present IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS—featuring imagined interviews with 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, innovative collection mixes fact and fiction. It will amuse, educate, demystify, and delight.

“In Impossible Conversations Carla Wilson performs with great aplomb the impossibly perilous feat of the imagined interview. She has selected some of the most difficult interview subjects possible (artists!), and imagines how meetings between an interviewer who has done her research and really wants to engage these oddballs in conversation might play out. The results are delightful, perhaps even more for the agonies the interviewer has to endure than for the eccentricities of the artists themselves. Pity the poor interviewer, especially since the voices in this book are so well heard that one can actually imagine these troublesome characters to be in the room, making life for the interviewer uncomfortably difficult. What a sublime achievement!” —Eckhard Gerdes

“By way of Wilson’s splendid imagination, curious encounters guaranteed.” —Edith Doove

IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS:
Imaginary Interviews with World-famous Artists
by Carla M. Wilson
Trade paperback, 220 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0692440704
$14.95

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And let the conversation begin!

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On August 6th the conversation begins…

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Carla M. Wilson‘s quirky experimental work mixes fact & fiction. IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS will amuse, educate, demystify, and delight.

Featuring imaginary interviews with 15 artists: Yoko Ono, Andy WarholAlfred HitchcockVincent Van GoghPaul GauguinGeorgia O’KeeffeLouise BourgeoisMan Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador DalíLeonora CarringtonMadge GillBalthusBéla LugosiAgatha Christie and—yes—even Anonymous.

Wilson cleverly penetrates the facade of celebrity and brings us closer to the human being behind the brand. Her fascinating dialogues are linked in a metafictional narrative that transcends time. A nearly impossible feat!

On sale worldwide Thursday, August 6th in a trade paperback edition from Black Scat Books.