Friday, December 8, 2017

The Scandal of the First Act of Creation

Wound of Wounds: An Ovation for Emil Cioran is back from the printers at last. 

Shipping begins mid-next week. The book will still be available from Fantastic Literature in the UK, and Ziesings in the US as soon as they receive their copies. After three months from today's date, a free PDF copy of the book will be available on request from myself or from the publisher at exoccidente@gmail.com




















Friday, November 10, 2017

Wound of Wounds


WOUND OF WOUNDS
An Ovation for Emil Cioran

I am extremely pleased, humbled, honored, and exalted to announce the latest anthology from Mount Abraxas Press in Bucharest, edited by D.T. Ghetu and myself. Wound of Wounds will be published as two deluxe volumes in a single slipcase, and is expected to be released in early December. 

Misanthropos  
Eugene Thacker

Bach’s Marionettes
Douglas Thompson

The Aristocracy of Weak Nerves
Justin Isis

This Disquiet Demiurge
Alcebiades Diniz Miguel

He is Heading Your Way Already
Rhys Hughes

The Translator of God's Silence
Thomas Strømsholt

Saint Severina's Fire
Damian Murphy

Horrill Hill
Karim Ghahwagi

Dead Engrained Skin
Jonathan Wood

The Funeral Cry
Stephan Friedman 

Obsolete Systems
Adam Golaski

The Genealogy of Night
Andrew Condous

The Infinite Error
Jon Padgett

The Treasons of the Rue de L'Odeon
Colin Insole

Pay No Worship to the Garish Sun
D.P. Watt 

The European Monster Part II
Adam S. Cantwell 

Writing Instructions
Charles Schneider 

We will proceed with fiery sermons and scathing condemnations, written over the course of a single sleepless night, scribed beneath the light of our afflictions and sealed with the blood of our iniquities; we’ll pen testaments to the intoxication of the exile, the self-abnegation of the poet, the secret narcissism of the mystic, and the immolation of the saint in the intolerable fires of perfection; what is needed is nothing less than a full-scale assault upon the bastions of fate and servitude—black epistles written on discarded cigarettes, smuggled in the broken hearts of the defectors, on the merits and the tedium of the labor of abandonment. 

Emil Cioran, you have a lot to answer for.

Purchase information coming soon. 
For inquires and details, write to: exoccidente@gmail.com 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Abyssinia


I could not be more pleased to announce the release of my new book, Abyssinia, on the Mount Abraxas imprint of Ex Occidente Press in Bucharest. The book is printed in a new format, which is, in my opinion, the most exquisite style yet from this most exquisite of presses.





Abyssinia follows the intrigues and deceptions of two women, each of which are staying in one of seven luxury suites in the Hotel Argentum. The suites are named after former European territories whose boundaries have since been subsumed. Petra has checked into Fiume, whose final days were spent beneath the deranged auspices of the poet and dictator Gabriele D’Annunzio. Celia is staying in Galicia, whose fate was sealed soon after the First World War. Between the women stands Karl Reginald von Lobkowicz, an antiquated doll which Celia is seldom seen without. Petra’s fascination vacillates between the cracked and blemished figure and its eccentric owner. The matter is further complicated by the appearance of an eighth suite, which appears to be concealed somewhere within the Hotel grounds.

Abyssinia draws its intoxicating atmosphere from Robert Altman's Three Women, Claude Chabrol’s Les Biches, and Ingmar Bergman’s Persona.


More info here:
http://www.i-m.mx/Thessarether1941/proba2/abyssinia.html

Copies can be reserved with Ziesing Books in the US by emailing info@ziesings.com, and with Fantastic Literature and Cold Tonnage in the UK. For more info, email exoccidente@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Pride of the Peacock is the Glory of God!

All is Full of Hell: A Panegyric For William Blake is back from the printers at last. As can be seen, it is no less than an emanation of the uttermost divinity. 











Saturday, May 6, 2017

Daughters of Apostasy

               
           
It is a pleasure and an honor to announce that Daughters of Apostasy, a collection of my stories and novellas, is now available to order from Snuggly Books as part of The Latin Bundle. There are six books in total, including new masterpieces from Quentin S. Crisp and Rhys Hughes, as well as three classics of decadent and symbolist literature which have never before appeared in English. The books can be purchased in paperback or hardcover (the former shown above, the latter below). Daughters of Apostasy will be available to buy as a standalone book on September 18, while the bundle ships in early June.

The bundle can be ordered here: http://www.snugglybooks.co.uk/special-offers/




An act of trespass, the subtle topology of an opulent hotel, a lengthy composition involving an exiled abbess, a letter mailed to an unknown recipient, a border station concealed by inexplicable winds, an antiquated electronic game, a rite of passage modulated by a metronome, a Gnostic heresy, a ruined church, an employee engaged in illicit acts of passion: by these and several other devices do the daughters of apostasy seek to irritate the vessels of the earth. Strange wine may be distilled thereby, and thus might the obsessive aspirant perceive the tenets of a hidden doctrine.
In these five stories and novellas, the intrigues and stratagems of interlopers, initiates, poets, and bibliophiles are revealed in all their illicit splendor. By way of complex and labyrinthine routes do they come to obtain impossible relics not known even among the kings of the earth.

Contents: 
The Scourge and the Sanctuary
Permutations of the Citadel
The Salamander Angel (long version)
A Book of Alabaster
The Music of Exile

The first four pieces have previously appeared in collections published by Les Éditions de L’Oubli (Infra Noir and A Distillate of Heresy), while 'The Music of Exile', the longest story in the book, is new and has not been published elsewhere.



Monday, April 17, 2017

All is Full of Hell

(image by Denis Forkas Kostromitin)

I am extremely pleased to announced the imminent release of ALL IS FULL OF HELL : A Panegyric for William Blake, an homage to the unceasing labours of the eternal poet, a tribute to Albion’s angel as he burns beside the Stone of Night, a lamp left flaming on the altar for the unfading Queen of Heaven, and a testament to the radiant ichor of the prophets and the heretics.

The book is edited by D.T. Ghetu and myself, is lavishly illustrated by Denis Forkas Kostromitin, and will be released on the Mount Abraxas imprint of Ex Occidente Press very soon. 

Trefoil is the Grail of Perdition by Sebastian Montesi​​​
​​The Kings of Cobweb and Dandelion by Colin Insole​
Feast of Fire by Alcebiades Diniz Migue​l​
​​Ghost of a Flea by Rhys Hugh​​es​
​Shadow of Horror risen in Eternity by Stephan Friedman
Great, Pale World by D.P. Watt
​Horrox ​​by Andrew Condous
​​The Secret Wound in Life by Joseph Dawson​​​
Burnt the Fire of Thine Eyes by Oliver Smith
King Mob by Philip Fracassi
La Fleur Infernale by Leopold Nacht
The Torso in Shadow by Adam S. Cantwell
I Want! I Want! by Henry Jovial
Christian Singles by Thomas Phillips
Wollstonecraft by Karim Ghahwagi​
​​​The Golden Mile by John Howard​
​​Nocturnal Gardens by​ Ramon Lasalle​
The Living Rapture by Jonathan Wood​
​Synarchy of Molten Bones by Deathspell Omega

Copies can be reserved with Ziesing Books in the US by emailing info@ziesings.com, and with Fantastic Literature and Cold Tonnage in the UK. For more info, email exoccidente@gmail.com. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Academy Outside of Ingolstadt




It gives me great pleasure to announce the publication of The Academy Outside of Ingolstadt, a short novel that I wrote over a period of several months throughout the course of 2016. The book will be published on the Mount Abraxas imprint of Ex Occidente Press in Bucharest, featuring illustrations by Sasha Schneider and cover illustrations by the extremely talented Oliver Liebeskind. This book comprises what is easily the longest and most complex piece of fiction I've yet written. Among many other things, it is an homage to the work of Robert Walser and Octave Mirbeau.

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On the eve of the Great War, a young man is sent away from home to spend a two-year period in an exclusive boarding school outside of Ingolstadt. What he’s done to merit his selection is a mystery to him, yet his family life is less than ideal and he finds himself drawn to the unfamiliar rigors of the Academy. The school maintains a pretense of nobility, and yet the teachings are perplexing and obscure, the rules and regulations only partially revealed, and the methods of instruction are replete with unexpected perils. By way of stealth, adversity, provocation, and deception, the novitiate is compelled to face a treacherous ordeal that very nearly leads to his undoing.

Several decades later he returns to the school, taking a position as a member of the faculty. As the secrets of his past are gradually unveiled before him, he finds himself once more upon the precipice of an abyss. After a final revelation, he comes at last to comprehend the true nature and extent of the Academy’s teachings. 



The Academy Outside of Ingolstadt will be available after the 20th of November. It can be pre-ordered, by request, from Cold Tonnage Books and Fantastic Literature in the UK, and from Ziesing Books in the US.