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Books Borges never wrote


Design by Hector Haralambous. The composition of vast books is a laborious and impoverishing extravagance. To go on for five hundred pages developing an idea whose perfect oral exposition is possible in a few minutes! A better course of procedure is to pretend that these books already exist, and then to offer a resume, a […]

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Portuguese Diseases


This volume appears to be in print now, the Portuguese edition of The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, a unique fantasy anthology compiled in 2003 by Jeff VanderMeer and Mark Roberts. The new edition is published by Saida de Emergência and translated by Luís Rodrigues, João Seixas and Vítor Morta. […]

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Pasticheur’s Addiction


The Boojum Press edition of the Guide (1997). (Frame supplied by Mark Roberts.) A few days ago we had the CD cover meme which encourages people to create cover designs for invented groups generated by random means. In a similar vein but minus the random element there’s the growing selection of books by reclusive author […]

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Literary agent: Leslie Gardner at Artellus Ltd, London. Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery (book review) Eye Magazine no. 98 (2019). The Artist in the Studio (non-fiction) The Mystery of Picasso (Arrow Academy DVD/Blu-ray, 2018). Sacred Demons: The Dramatic Art of David Rudkin (non-fiction) Folk […]

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