Monday, March 28, 2016

Contra Mundum Press: New Website, New Offerings, Sale!

Hello Friends of Books, Friends of Musil, Friends of Mine, Friends of the Avant Garde, Modernism, Translation, Small Presses, Fellini, Godard, Sandor Tar, Szentkuthy, Foreman, Villa, usw,
Contra Mundum Press (which published my Musil translation, Thought Flights)has a new website, featuring many great new titles (I am particularly excited about the forthcoming letters of Otto Dix). And they are having a sale,
offering a $5.00 discount on every book when ordering directly through the press. The coupon code is: CntMn278(it can be added to the coupon code box above the "buy now" button for each book).
So, if you don't yet have a copy of Thought Flights (how can you even get up in the morning without one?),if you haven't seen the most recent edition of Hyperion (On Mallarmé) or if need some other stimulating literature to spice up your Spring, check out the offerings here:
Happy Spring to All of You!
Most Fondly,

Friday, March 18, 2016

Burton Pike Podcast on Virtual Memories

I wonder on what system or non-system the books are arranged.

Gil Roth has interviewed Burton Pike on his series Virtual Memories, and it is a fascinating and moving conversation ranging from discussions of translation, teaching, cultural differences, language, surprises, Musil, Rilke, Meier, Proust, music, New York City, Cornell University, and more. It lasts for an hour and 34 minutes, so get comfortable with a cup of tea or glass of wine and enjoy Burton Pike's wise, witty, erudite, and warm presence!