The books in this list can be ordered from Athenaeum Booksellers.

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Eugene Walter
  • Singerie-Songerie, 1961

    A masque, produced by a poet-novelist and a painter-sculptor in Rome. Illustrated by Zev.

    ISBN 0852470460, Poetry € € 10,30, 54 pp., pap.

Stefan Themerson
  • Unposted Letters, 2013

    Unposted Letters is een Engelstalig verslag van hun beider leven tussen 1939 en 1942. In deze periode worden zij van elkaar gescheiden door de oorlog. Ze melden zich vrijwillig aan voor het Poolse leger in Frankrijk, maar Franciszka komt in Engeland terecht als cartografe en illustrator en Stefan blijft als soldaat in Frankrijk. Middels hun facsimile opgenomen brieven, telegrammen, dagboeken, officiële documenten en tekeningen, die Franciszka ‘Unposted Letters’ noemt, wordt het unieke verhaal verteld van hun levens tijdens deze jarenlange scheiding.

    ISBN 9789076168760, € € 45,-, 408 pp., pap.

  • The Themersons and the Gaberbocchus Press – an experiment in publishing, 1994

    Various authors, ed. Jan Kubasiewicz and Monica Strauss. On the occasion of an exhibition at MJS Books & Graphics, New York.

    ISBN ISBN 0963923900, € € 19,30, pap.

  • Wooff Wooff or Who killed Richard Wagner, 1951

    ‘For his attack on the stupidities of mankind, Mr Themerson uses so civilised a mockery that its bland, fatal edge descends with hypnotising charm.’ Dublin Magazine

    ISBN 085247007, Short story € € 7,50, 65 pp., pap.

  • Tom Harris, 1980

    A dramatic narrative set in London and Italy, it has been described as his first ‘conventional’ novel, but the term is only relative. ‘An unusual, compelling, thought-provoking, remarkable novel.’ The Library Journal of New York

    ISBN 0852470606, Novel € € 12,50, 349 pp., pap.

  • The Urge to Create Visions, 1983

    In a foreword, Themerson describes this book as ‘a record of past dreams’, based as it is on his visionary essay of 1936. As well as an historic document, with many stills from 1920s and 30s cinema, it remains a vital analysis of essential properties of the moving image in its purest form. An appendix describes and illustrates the Themersons' experimental films of 1932-1945. ‘An excellent and well-produced book.’ Vrij Nederland ‘It speculates on the pervasiveness of cinematic vision.’ Monthly Film Bulletin

    ISBN 9061692016, Essay on Film € € 19,30, 96 pp., pap.

Franciszka Themerson
  • Unposted Letters, 2013

    Unposted Letters is een Engelstalig verslag van hun beider leven tussen 1939 en 1942. In deze periode worden zij van elkaar gescheiden door de oorlog. Ze melden zich vrijwillig aan voor het Poolse leger in Frankrijk, maar Franciszka komt in Engeland terecht als cartografe en illustrator en Stefan blijft als soldaat in Frankrijk. Middels hun facsimile opgenomen brieven, telegrammen, dagboeken, officiële documenten en tekeningen, die Franciszka ‘Unposted Letters’ noemt, wordt het unieke verhaal verteld van hun levens tijdens deze jarenlange scheiding.

    ISBN 9789076168760, € € 45,-, 408 pp., pap.

  • The Drawings of Franciszka Themerson, 1991

    Fully illustrated, this book includes statements by the artist, documentation of her drawings and an essay by Nicholas Wadley.

    ISBN 9061693969, Art € € 22,50, pap.

  • The Way it Walks, 1988

    Franciszka Themerson’s well-loved book of line drawings. The captions that she chose to accompany them are quotations from twenty-five modern philosophers, writers and scientists. They combine into an ironic study of the human condition.

    ISBN 9061693543, Humour € € 8,15, 32 pp., pap.

Anatol Stern
  • Europa, 1962

    This is a faithful reproduction of the original 1929 edition of the Polish futurist poem. With stills from the Themerson’s 1932 film Europa.

    ISBN 0852470533,, Poetry € € 10,30, 32 pp., pap.

Bertrand Russell
  • The Good Citizen’s Alphabet, 1970

    Franciszka Themerson’s drawings are the perfect vehicle for Russell’s witty and pointed modern alphabet. First published by Gaberbocchus Press in 1953. This edition includes also Russell’s jeu d’esprit, 'History of the world in Epitome'.

    ISBN 0852470649, Humour € € 9,10, 128 pp., pap.

Alfred Jarry
  • Ubu Roi, 1961

    One of the most extraordinary events of the late nineteenth century in Paris was the opening on December 11, 1896, at the Théâtre de l'Oeuvre, of Alfred Jarry's play Ubu Roi. The audience was scandalized by this revolutionary satire, developed from a schoolboy farce, which began with a four-letter word, defied all the traditions of the stage, and ridiculed the established values of bourgeois society. Barbara Wright's witty translation of the riotous work is accompanied with drawings by Franciszka Themerson. Two previously untranslated essays in which Jarry explains his theories of the drama have als been included.    

    ISBN 0811200728, Play € € 16,10, 182 pp., pap.

Patrick Fetherston
  • Three Days after Blasphemies, 1967

    100 Short paragraphs of clear and concise prose and 100 ten line poems. ‘Both,’ Fetherston says, ‘have been called forth by the aggressiveness that reading Marlowe can induce.’

    ISBN 0852470622, Poetry € € 7,95, 48 pp., pap

Henri Chopin
  • The Cosmographical Lobster, 1976

    ‘Hurray! for Henri Chopin for writing the unexpected.’ Poetry Information

    ISBN 0852471114, Poetry € € 9,10, 48 pp., pap.

George Buchanan
  • Morning Papers, 1965

    The second volume of his autobiography-- Buchanon joins a Belfast newspaper during the Irish ‘troubles’, followed by years in Fleet Street.

    ISBN 0852470592, Prose € € 9,10, 152 pp., cloth.

  • Bodily Responses, 1958

    'Poems directed against aesthetic and emotional impoverishment.'

    ISBN 0852470398, Poetry € 9,10, 48 pp., cloth

Oswell Blakeston
  • The Night’s moves, 1965

    ‘Combines the obscure meanace of Kafka, the bitter wit of Raymond Chandler, with the neat plot mechanics.’ Books & Bookmen

    ISBN 0852470495, Prose € € 7,95, 125 pp., pap.

  • Fingers, 1964

    ‘Sinister inconsequentiality... Elusive, absurdist and slightly camp’ Sunday Times

    ISBN 0852470568, Prose € € 7,95, 56 pp., pap.

  • The Night’s moves, 1965

    ‘Combines the obscure meanace of Kafka, the bitter wit of Raymond Chandler, with the neat plot mechanics.’ Books & Bookmen

    ISBN 0852470495, Prose, Thriller € 7,95, 125 pp., pap

  • Fingers, 1964

    ‘Sinister inconsequentiality... Elusive, absurdist and slightly camp’ Sunday Times

    ISBN 0852470568, Prose € 7,95, 56 pp., pap