Our Basement Is Full — You Win!
Every small press reaches that point when hopes and dreams end up as piles and piles of amazing printed matter collecting in one’s basement.
For you, dear consumer, this is a victory.
We’ve created a small visual to help better get across this point:
What this means in practice is as follows:
Subscribe to our 2015 list right now, and you not only get 3 books + 2 journals—you ALSO get
- a hand-printed erasure/mutation/translation broadsheet,
- plus a copy of The Fata Morgana Books by Jonthan Littell, lauded as icy, precise, sexual, perverse, provocative, and lots and lots of fun by BOMB, The New Yorker, Publishers Weekly, The Collagist, and many, many more
- AND—AAAANNNNNDDD: plus plus plus a copy of All My Friends by Marie NDiaye, which got a starred review in Publishers Weekly and whose Self-Portrait in Green is currently tearing up venues such as the Times Literary Supplement and Asymptote
To access this amazing offer, simply click this link!
No, really: click it!
And if you live outside of the U.S., click here.
Alas, as you may have already guessed by now, we are indeed crazy, but there are still limits to our derangement. Thus, we can only offer you this deal through the end of May 2015.
And read on below for details of the amazingness right at your fingertips for just $40.
Details on the amazingness at your fingertips:
When you subscribe you will instantly receive The Fata Morgana Books and All My Friends, plus Issue 22 of Two Lines, featuring writing by Oulipian Michelle Grangaud (translated by Daniel Levin Becker), an essay by Lydia Davis, writing from Yuri Herrera, and a translation by a woman named Death.
You will also receive The Game for Real by Richard Weiner, which has given rise to such statements as:
- “For me, the pinnacles of prose are Hašek, Kafka, Weiner, Klima.” — Bohumil Hrabal, author of Harlequin’s Millions
- “The crowning achievement of Richard Weiner’s career and one of the most powerful works of Czech Modernist literature.” — PEN America
- “Kafka fans: you must—I repeat, you must—get hold of Richard Weiner’s The Game for Real” — @proustitute
- “Weiner’s obsession with guilt and shame, contempt and defiance, power and cruelty, aligns him as much with Kafka as with his coterie of French Surrealists.” — Vertigo
- “He really is a kind of European mind, that brings in the experience of trench warfare in Serbia, of cafés of a provincial capital of the Hapsburg Empire and a close connection with the Parisian avant-garde, as well as just the fact that his stories are just so enjoyable to read.” — Radio Prague
Then, toward the end of the summer you will receive The Sleep of the Righteous by Wolfgang Hilbig (introduced by some guy named Laszlo Krasznahorkai), which we recently described thus:
“In October we’re going to do an amazing book called The Sleep of the Righteous by an East German author, Wolfgang Hilbig. Laszlo Krasnahorkai is a fan of his and wrote an intro to the book for us. His sentences are just beautiful (thank you Isabel Fargo Cole for an amazing translation!) and they have this very intense, cumulative energy that relies a lot on repetition and cadence, in a way reminiscent of Krasnahorkai and Thomas Bernhard. The form of The Sleep of the Righteous is a little like My Documents by Alejandro Zambra or Hypothermia by Álvaro Enrigue or even Calvino’s Cosmicomics, where you could either see it as a collection of stories with the same narrative mind or pieces of a fragmentary, postmodern novel. It’s all about this figure’s transition from Germany’s East to West throughout the period of the 1960s to 1990s. He’s growing up at the same time he’s moving westward, and he takes us from this gritty, provincial postwar youth to this escape to the West. It’s very moody and impressionistic and just a tiny bit allegorical; I keep comparing it to Tarkovsky’s Stalker.”
And then you will at last get Issue 23 of Two Lines, plus The Boys by Toni Sala, which just won Catalonia’s biggest literary prize and which features shotguns, whores, and face transplants.