A robust romp through the fields of potential literature, OULIPO PORNOBONGO: ANTHOLOGY OF EROTIC WORDPLAY presents passionate works of constrained ecstasy by 28 innovative artists and writers from around the world—from Allais to Zuniga. Prepare to be perplexed, seduced, & titillated by the bongo beat. 168 pages, illustrated in full color.
Inside OULIPO PORNOBONGO: ANTHOLOGY OF EROTIC WORDPLAY
Pucker up your lipograms, OULIPO PORNOBONGO has arrived.
Our three, limited edition volumes of the Anthology of Erotic Wordplay are out of print and scarce. Now the complete set has been compiled into one juicy paperback edition—Illustrated in shocking full color. This is the book collectors have been drooling for.
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.
It’s a veritable orgy of art, text, and Oulipian mischief.
Anthology of Erotic Wordplay
edited by Norman Conquest
168 pages; illustrated, full color
trade paperback; $24.95
Act Now and receive…
Are you superstitious? If so, this may be your lucky day. We’re accepting manuscripts for BLACK SCAT REVIEW‘s thirteenth issue, theme: “Superstition.” Deadline: Sept. 30th, 2015.
Issue #13 may, in fact, precede #12 (“Roussel’s Revenge”). That’s just the way we roll around here. Meanwhile, we’re still looking for texts in the spirit of Raymond Roussel.
Manuscripts should be sent to: black scat (at) outlook (dot) com
We strongly advise that you read an issue before submitting.
On July 4, 2012, we published Alphonse Allais’s MASKS in a limited edition of 50 copies—the first title in our Absurdist Texts & Documents series. The chapbook quickly sold out and, today, is a coveted collector’s item. Since we’ve received many requests to reprint the book, we’re pleased to announce a revised and expanded edition. Translated from the French, adapted and illustrated by Norman Conquest, this new volume also features a most Allaisian introduction & notes on the text by the great Doug Skinner. Originally published in France under the title Un drame bien parisien (1890), this darkly humorous tale is quintessential Allais—a pataphysical text admired by the Surrealists (André Breton included it in his seminal Anthologie de l’humour noir). It was also celebrated by the French group Oulipo, and has been the subject of scholarly studies by the writer and semiotician Umberto Eco, Francis Corblin, and others. This is the first illustrated edition of this mini masterpiece. If you missed out on our first edition, now’s you chance to own a copy. MASKS Alphonse Allais Translation & illustrations by Norman Conquest With an introduction & notes on the text by Doug Skinner Absurdist Texts & Documents No. 1 Revised & Expanded Second Edition 50 pp., perfect-bound; illustrated; Special limited launch price: $12.00 (*$14 after June 4th)
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
Pleased to announce the 29th volume in our Absurdist Texts & Documents series: OULIPO PORNOBONGO 3; ANTHOLOGY OF EROTIC WORDPLAY.
Featuring constrained works by Maria Schurr, Tom La Farge, Paulo Brito, Lucy Selleck, Doug Skinner, Paul Forristal, Ellen Nations, and Norman Conquest.
A titillating anthology—provocative, funny, and uncommonly satisfying.
You can order a copy in print ($15) or the digital edition ($5.25) by clicking HERE.
OULIPO PORNOBONGO 2: ANTHOLOGY OF EROTIC WORDPLAY makes a uniquely naughty stocking-stuffer—ideal for lovers of Oulipian mischief and literary foreplay.
Available in both print ($10) and digital ($5), this Black Scat Classic Interim Edition chapbook is packed with titillating texts and full-color art.
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