Franz Kafka ist tot

Prague, in 2017 the fifth most visited city in Europe – which boasts an influx of both visiting tourists & long-term dwellers from abroad – has become a major market …

The passing of Michel Butor

*In order to mark the passing of the great French experimentalist, Equus Press brings a critical overview of Michel Butor’s oeuvre from 1950s to 1970s and its modernist heritage. A …

First you lose yourself…

Hot off the press (& to be launched at this year’s Prague Microfestival), in 8 octaves, 64 chapters and on 888 pages, Louis Armand’s The Combinations is a “work of …

UFOs under the river…

Coming this May in 8 octaves, 64 chapters and on 888 pages, Louis Armand’s The Combinationsis a “work of attempted fiction” that combines the beauty & intellectual exertion that is …

The “European anti-novel”, Part II

(Part one is here.) Coming this May in 8 octaves, 64 chapters and on 888 pages, Louis Armand’s The Combinations is a “work of attempted fiction” that combines the beauty …

The “European anti-novel”, Part I

Coming this May in 8 octaves, 64 chapters and on 888 pages, Louis Armand’s The Combinations is a “work of attempted fiction” that combines the beauty & intellectual exertion that …

Faut-il brûler Kafka?

Typically of this most untypical writer, George Bataille’s Louis XXX collects two textually and visually hybrid texts, one of which was published under the pseudonym of “Louis XXX,” and the …

Experimentalism, Part III

One of the highlights of 2013 for Equus Press has been the publication of George Bataille’s Louis XXX (trans. Stuart Kendall), a neat little book that holds a multitude, the …

Experimentalism 2

In EXPERIMENTALISM, PART 1, “experiment” was traced back to its etymological connection with “experience” as the process of departing from what has been tested, of gaining knowledge by venturing beyond …

Experimentalism

One of the trademarks of “experimental” fiction, both recent and ancient, is its backlash against the label “experimental.” Here, let me settle for only two examples from somewhere in between …