Friday, August 4, 2017
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.
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Copies can be reserved with Ziesing Books in the US by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and with Fantastic Literature and Cold Tonnage in the UK. For more info, email email@example.com.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
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
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.
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
(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 Miguel
Ghost of a Flea by Rhys Hughes
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
Friday, November 11, 2016
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.
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.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
And the Whore is This Temple is back from the printer, and its birth is every bit as immaculate as has been prophesied. This is a sumptuous, over-sized book, crammed with full-page images, translucent inserts, and tantalizing texts, poems, hymns, and blasphemies which are certain to submerge the reader into the baptismal waters of divine intoxication. The book is still available for advance order at Ziesing Books. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them to reserve a copy. Shipping (from Ziesings) will begin in two weeks, once the books have made their way from Romania to California.
(photos by Geticus Polus)
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Secret Chamber by David Herrerias
"Pity me! Succour me! Let us go to the temple!"
Gustave Flaubert, Salammbo
Publication is imminent for And the Whore is This Temple, the latest anthology from the Mount Abraxas imprint of Ex Occidente Press. This book promises to be the most sublime and audacious edition yet - an extra large volume overflowing with inserts and sacerdotal imagery, and featuring fourteen of the finest literary endeavors that have been published in recent history. Included are stories, litanies, poems and prayers, insufferable blasphemies issued forth from lips stained red with heresy, canticles to Moloch and the blessed Virgin, blueprints of De Civitate Dei, fragments of charred stone from the blasted churches of Antioch, lamentations for the forsaken priests of lost traditions, and seductions for the ancient oracles whose flames have long since died.
Alcebiades Diniz Miguel
Tidal Wave of Virginal Blood
The Waning of the Light
Corpus: A Mandala of Anathomy and Metaphysiology
The Savants of the House of Exile
The Ophidian Revelation
Picture at an Exhibition
The Abdication of the Serpent
The Nine Impossible Temples of Chaud-Mellé
Saints of a Cataphysical Syncretism
The Panopticon Virus
Anima OV Animus
Adam S. Cantwell
The Chamber in the Universe
Imperium Sine Fine
The book should be back from the printers by the 20th of August. In the meantime, copies can be reserved with Ziesing Books by emailing email@example.com. More information on this fabulous volume can be found on the Ex Occidente website.