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Entries from February 2014

Bulletin (27)

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Black Scat Review #6 is now out!  It contains my translation of an 1897 monologue by Jules Moy, “The Unicolorist,” prefaced with an article on the comic tradition of monochromatic painting.  It also contains work by Nin Andrews, Emily June Brink, Eckhard Gerdes, Michelle Gray, Judson Hamilton, Sarah Katharina Kayß, Adam Miller, Ivan de Monbrison, […]

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Raymond Roussel and Arthur Edward Waite

February 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Raymond Roussel’s two plays, l’Étoile au Front (The Star on the Brow, 1924) and la Poussière de Soleils (The Dust of Suns, 1926), bear titles that have long intrigued Rousselians.  In each case, the title bears little or no relation to the play, and is mentioned only at the end, in a rhetorical flourish.  In […]

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Merde à la Belle Époque

February 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Merde à la Belle Époque is now available from Black Scat Books! Doug Skinner has chosen, translated, and annotated a choice selection of scatological texts from Paris’s Bohemian heyday. The texts range from 1883 to 1902, and include poems, stories, a play, a rebus and a letter. You’ll find Alphonse Allais, George Auriol, Georges Courteline, […]

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