coming this summer, AN INSPIRED SEQUEL…
Never in the annals of forgery has there been a case such as this. Compiled by Karl Waldmann, this illustrated chapbook edition features unpublished transcripts, exhibits, and shocking new evidence. Fact and fiction are forged together in this seminal work of DADA excavation.
Better than Surreality TV!
The People vs. Rrose Sélavy
Absurdist Texts & Documents #32
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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
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And let the conversation begin!
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 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.
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.
Part Oulipian exercise, these meticulous scrapings reveal the future in all its sublime absurdity. The author approached the horoscope in his morning newspaper as if it were a puzzle, like the crossword or sudoku. By scraping out the middle part, and joining the beginning and end, he received a hidden message.
Reading outside the lines here one discovers an alternative fate more interesting than the fluff dispensed by run-of-the-mill soothsayers. Indeed, these predictions are pithy, profound, and astonishingly accurate.
In HOROSCRAPES, Doug Skinner offers up 366 clever twists of fate—something for every sign—guaranteed to alter forever how we view the universe.
Who knows what the future holds?
Doug Skinner knows.
by Doug Skinner
ABSURDIST TEXTS & DOCUMENTS NO. 31
Perfect-bound paperback, 66 pp.
ASTROLOGY / WORDPLAY / HUMOR