Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Doin Thangs



Atlas Press has just announced new publications:

WAR FOR CHRISTMAS! Our version of Guy Debord's "Game of War" is now published. £17 until the end of November. Apologies for the postal charges on this book, which is a substantial item.

Likewise, Konrad Bayer's the sixth sense is also now available, the signed edition will be ready in November.

Imminently available (and we are accepting orders for these):

Michel Leiris Mirror of Tauromachy.

Alfred Jarry Three Early Novels (Absolute Love, Days and Nights, Exploits and Opinions of Doctor Faustroll, Pataphysician).
This is volume II of the Collected Works.

And from the LIP to mark the centenary of Alfred Jarry's death on 1 November:
Alfred Jarry Necrologies, texts by Apollinaire, Rachilde, Saltas and his doctor: first-hand accounts of his last days.


Looking back, this has been quite an active year for Atlas, whose productivity should be applauded. Support is in order, whether for the interactive Debord title (which is similar to several College de 'Pataphysique items I recently acquired) or the more fundamental & essential volume of Jarry's early novels.

1 comment:

Will said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the Atlas releases. I can't wait to get my grubby paws on the Konrad Bayer book. You should check out Bayer's "the head of vitus bering" if you haven't already. In 1994 Atlas reprinted Walter Billeter's 1979 translation (published by Rigamarole in Australia -- we should probably both look them up!). Almost a decade ago, the first page of "vitus bering" provoked an ecstatic teary-eyed fit in me. Only the section of Bernhard's autobiography where he suddenly starts directly addressing the reader did something similar (I was on a subway that time so it wasn't teary-eyed but I felt like I was going to explode). Communication becoming communion and complete recognition? I've never been able to explain it to myself. God knows what will happen if I ever learn German and read the original. Bayer was clearly on to something and anyone interested in experimental writing should support Atlas and check him out.