Wound of Wounds an Ovation for Emil Cioran

Emile Cioran, nd /Henri Martinie /sc

WOUND OF WOUNDS
An Ovation for Emil Cioran
 
A Mount Abraxas Anthology
With Art by Louis Soutter and Edvard Munch and
various Photography by Diverse Hands.
Edited by Damian Murphy and D.T. Ghetu
Two deluxe volumes in a single slipcase.
December 2017
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Let our wounds bear witness to the cult of the irrational, to the ultimate futility of human endeavor, to the inevitable spectre of perpetual decay and to the scandal of the first act of Creation. Who can deny that history is but a shadowplay of vanities and borders; that our prayers are snuffed like candle flames in the all-encompassing indifference of the Absolute; that time itself is weighted against us like a river that cannot be diverted from its course; that even our bodies are built to fall apart, incapable of withstanding the terrifying essences for which we suppose them to be the vessels? We cling to destiny with the ecstasy of shipwrecked mariners, though we know it to be a dead end.
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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
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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.
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He does.
For inquires and details, write to: exoccidente@gmail.com

Amerika

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My novella Amerika is sold out at the publisher, but copies are available from these fine booksellers:

Cold Tonnage

Ziesings

America has disappeared. Resources at the US Embassy in Copenhagen are a little stretched, and the extraordinary circumstances therefore require extraordinary measures, even if it means drawing upon the services of the world’s second greatest living detective – a disillusioned American expatriate called Mr. Denmark who is currently living in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, a travel writer called Mr. Sweden finds himself in a precarious position as the very subject matter of his next travel book seems to have disappeared. Copenhagen is gripped by a deep sense of unease. Bookshops and countries are disappearing, animals wearing Bowler hats are overrunning the city, the central immigration services have been beleaguered by tuxedo wearing penguins- infernal forces might be at work. And then there is that walking, talking Mauser-toting cat who might or might not be in cahoots with the Execrate Himself. A weird occult novella in homage to Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.

Below is a piece of concept art that was not included in the book. The first five people who email me a picture of the book on their shelves will receive a signed copy of the artwork with a handwritten passage quoted on the reverse side, free, anywhere in the world. Email me your picture and postage address to sotjensen(at)gmail.com

Artwork will ship, and offer good through to February 1st, 2017.(If the world is still here)

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PAST THE SUN Music Video is out today

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Past the Sun, the new album, and music video from Gitane Demone Quartet, is out today.


Gitane Demone Quartet are Rikk Agnew ~ Guitar/Bass/Vocals, Paul Roessler ~ Keyboards/Programming/Vocals, Deb Venom ~ Keyboards/Bass/Vocals/Loops and Gitane Demone on vocals. The band will be performing live March 12th at 9pm at the Space Gallery 250W 2nd Street, Pomona California, CA 91766, at Photographer Edward Colver‘s exhibition: Images From The Crypt.

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Production photo taken in December 2015 during work on Past The Sun music video.