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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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Le Scat Noir 229

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Le Scat Noir #229 is now out, and you’ll probably enjoy it. It’s overflowing with artistic delights, including my parody of Longfellow and Baudelaire, “Hiawatha and the Carcass,” and my usual page of musical instrument drawings. You can get a PDF for a dollar, and it’s over here.

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An Ad for “The Zombie of Great Peru”

October 8th, 2017 · No Comments

Norman Conquest of Black Scat Books sent me this spiffy ad for The Zombie of Great Peru, written by Pierre-Corneille Blessebois and translated by Doug Skinner. Read the ad! Buy the book!

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Le Scat Noir 226

August 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Le Scat Noir 226 is now available! The August issue contains, among many wonderful things, my translation of Alphonse Allais’s story “The Enchanted Forest” and another page of my musical instrument drawings. Your free PDF can be found here.

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Le Scat Noir 225

July 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

The July issue of Le Scat Noir is the Patriophysics number, devoted to the heady mix of patriotism and ‘pataphysics. I contributed translations of two short pieces by Alfred Jarry (“Mobilization of Tourists” and “Hanging”) and the latest page of imaginary musical instruments. You can find it here.

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Le Scat Noir 224

June 1st, 2017 · 5 Comments

You can now peruse Le Scat Noir 224. It contains an international roster of artists; my contributions are a page of musical instrument drawings, a translation of Alphonse Allais’s story “The Circumspect Criminal,” and a page from my song “My Pal Satan.” You can find it here!

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The Cocktail Hour

May 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

The Cocktail Hour is now available! This classic cocktail guide from 1927 contains 224 recipes collected by Marcel Requien, and a running commentary on the proper drink (and etiquette) for every hour of the day by Lucien Farnoux-Reynaud. The bilingual edition from Corps Reviver includes the original French text, an English translation by Doug Skinner […]

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Reading Alphonse Allais

April 30th, 2017 · No Comments

The book blog Wuthering Expectations has commented on my translations of Alphonse Allais from time to time. You’ll probably want to read those posts, which you can do over here.

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Le Scat Noir 222

April 9th, 2017 · No Comments

Issue 222 of Le Scat Noir is now available from Black Scat Books. You can download it for free in the handy PDF format. This issue contains, among other things, another page of my musical instrument drawings and a selection from I Am Sarcey.

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I Am Sarcey

April 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Francisque Sarcey was Paris’s most celebrated critic in the 1890s, and one of its most conservative. He famously panned Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi as “a filthy fraud that deserves nothing but the silence of contempt,” and praised light, commercial fare. Not surprisingly, he became an object of derision for young poets and artists. Nobody took […]

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