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The Printed Head
Volume I

Format: 21 x 14.5 cm. 250 numbered copies, of which numbers 1 to 50 are signed where possible. Numbers 1 to 150 are reserved for subscribers, 151 to 250 being available individually.


Signed edition: Sold out
Unsigned edition: Sold out

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1 Achim Von Arnim
Gentry by Entailment
Novella by one of the strangest of the German Romantics: “Arnim is Surrealist, absolutely.” André Breton
out of print

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2 Cecil Helman
The Golden Toenails of Ambrosio P
Situation: “Midnight. A locked door. The window sealed with a lattice of eyes. The tinkling Countess. The nimble massage of Ambrosio P. The shrill squawks of 400 hermaphrodites. The metamorphosis of the butler.” Resolution: The most peculiar story ever to grace the detective story genre.
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3 Albert Ehrenstein
In its day the most highly regarded prose text of Expressionism, and rightly so. A tour de force of mordant humour and Schopenhauerian pessimism.
out of print

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4 Remy de Gourmont
Stories in Blue, Black, Violet, Green & Mauve
Stories from de Gourmont’s Couleurs, notable for their cynical and amoral paganism.
out of print

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5 Oskar Pastior
Occluded and sly descriptions of possible and impossible poems by this Transylvanian master, who has recently been elected to the Oulipo.
out of print

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6 Harry Mathews
The American Experience
Five short texts.
out of print

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7 Rikki Ducornet
The Butcher’s Tales
Stories of desire, revenge and ecstasy.
out of print

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8 Benjamin Péret
Mad Balls
Ultra-Sadean shenanigans tastefully illustrated by Yves Tanguy.
out of print

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9 Xavier Forneret
The Diamond in the Grass
Forneret styled himself “Un homme noir, blanc de visage” a mystery on the verges of French Romanticism. This one brief text ensured his fame. Together with a related story by Charles Nodier, The Glow Worm.
out of print

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10 Eric Basso
Equus Caballus
Horses, portraits and underground machinery coalesce into a subterranean mystery of strange import.
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Last few copies

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11 Marcel Mariën
The Life and Death of La Belle Desiderata
Six stories by the bad boy of Belgian Surrealism, obsessive, upsetting, humorous.
out of print

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12 Günter Brus
Five unpublished picturepoem texts from the great Vienna actionist.
out of print

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13 Alastair Brotchie
Documents Pertaining to Ubic Gestation
Ontogeny of Père Ubu.
out of print


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