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Entries from November 2017

Children’s Card Game (235)

November 28th, 2017 · No Comments

The “Nederlands Stedenkwartet” (Dutch Cities Quartet) was published in 1958 by Jumbo, in Amsterdam. As is usual in quartet games, players competed to collect four of a kind. In this case, they collected four views of a Dutch city. Eleven cities were represented: Groningen, Friesland, Drente, Overijsel, Gelderland, Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Zeeland, Utrecht, Zuid-Holland, and Noord-Holland. […]

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Long Live Life!

November 20th, 2017 · No Comments

Long Live Life is now available! It’s my seventh translation of the peerless French humorist Alphonse Allais, a favorite of Surrealists, ‘Pataphysicians, and astute readers everywhere! This is the first publication in English of the master’s 1892 collection, Vive la Vie! — stories culled from the pages of the legendary Bohemian paper Le Chat Noir, […]

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