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Entries from September 2016

Bulletin (37)

September 25th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Black Scat Books will soon publish my translation of Alphonse Allais’s first book, Double Over: Blackcattish Stories (A se tordre: histoires chatnoiresques), embellished with my introduction, notes, and illustrations, as well as seven extra stories. I’ve almost finished a translation of The Cocktail Hour, a 1927 guide to cocktails and cocktail etiquette by Marcel Requien […]

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The Epilogue to “Dr. Arnoldi”

September 18th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Tiffany Thayer, founder of the Fortean Society, was often criticized for his novels, which tended to the trashy. Nobody could say, however, that he couldn’t bring one to a glorious close. His Dr. Arnoldi (1934) is a memorably disgusting piece of science fiction about what happens when people stop dying. The terminally ill remain ill […]

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