There is no point in trying to make yesterday’s literature inoffensive to easily offended modern readers.
You, My Night – Jacques Sternberg’s Existentialist Sexual Dystopia
From Toi, ma nuit to Sexualis ’95 – the story of a strange novel that mixes nihilism and hedonism into a very 1960s French study of obsession and ennui.
The English Take On The French Detective: Maigret Explored
The long-unseen 1960s BBC adaptations of Georges Simenon’s classic crime novels re-examined.
I Will See The Life Run Out Of You: The Curse Of Ghost Story
The problems in adapting a complex story for the screen laid bare in John Irvin’s messy, compromised version of Peter Straub’s magnificent novel.
Cronenberg Meets Ballard: Super-Cannes Heads Towards TV
Ballard, Cronenberg and insular, isolated communities going insane – it sounds the perfect combination.
Four-Dimensional Nightmares: The Penguin Book Covers Of David Pelham
The legendary designer’s iconic and challenging science fiction paperback covers from the 1970s.
A Woman Speaks – The Erotic Writing Of Anaïs Nin
The revolutionary feminist erotica of the noted writer and Henry Miller contemporary.
Time Out Of Mind: Science Fiction Authors Explored
The TV series covering the major names from the final days of serious science fiction literature.
“I Prefer Not To”: Herman Melville’s Bartleby: The Scrivener
Literature’s great refusenik remains as ambiguous as ever – the everyman protestor who rebels of all stripes feel represents them.
Return To Trip City
The legendary acid-noir novel of the rave era returns in a long-awaited new edition.
Georges Bataille On Literature And Evil
The only television interview with the writer, philosopher and transgressive artist.
Dames Are Dangerous!
A 1946 collection of unflattering observations about the female of the species, freshly reissued for modern misanthropes.