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sold out‘Paralyse’ is the title of a novel that Gustav Sack conceived and started in 1913 but never had the chance to finish. The novel was to revolve around the delirious ideas and fantasies of a poet/philosopher who, like Sack’s inspiration Friedrich Nietzsche, suffers from dementia paralytica in the final stages of syphilis. In a letter to his fiancee Paula Harbeck Sack explains that…

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In this slim edition, beautifully designed by Anneke Auer, publisher Ben Schot interviews poet Yannis Livadas about the current position of poetry in general. Starting from Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s violent notion of poetry, the discussion follows a precarious path of its own. Schot’s prosaic train of thought clashes with Livadas’s poetic language…
€ 10.00

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As part of his quest for an Ailleurs (Elsewhere) author, poet and artist Henri Michaux (1899-1984) experimented with various hallucinogenic substances. In numerous drawings he has noted down either directly or during flashbacks his experiences with drugs like mescaline, LSD, and psilocybine. In addition he devoted many poems and prose texts to his experiments.
€ 12.00

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Henri Michaux (1899-1984) became an artist and writer out of inner necessity. He had an awkward relationship with life and sought refuge in fields in which he could cope with the world. This resulted, among other things, in his prose poems, which he wrote, to put it in his own words, “for sanitary reasons”. Roerige Nacht contains a broad selection of two early French…
€ 11.50

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On Serge Gainsbourg‘s album Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Étoiles (Bad News From The Stars) from 1981 there is a song called Evguénie Sokolov. Although accompanying lyrics were printed on the sleeve, the song itself consists of nothing but farts, gurgling and rumbling accompanied by The Wailers from Jamaica. After all, the lyrics are a passage from Gainsbourg’s…
€ 7.20

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