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« Reply #315 on: May 05, 2018, 02:05:52 AM »

Anyone read Breillat's Pornocracy? I liked the film but I mostly picked up the novel for the Sotos afterword. Not one of his most lucid pieces of writing...
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« Reply #316 on: June 10, 2018, 03:27:19 AM »

So, has anyone heard anything about new editions or a new book coming 'soon'? Four years since the last; everything is out of print (9-Banded has one book still in stock). No new interviews or readings. Seems like the only, sort of, recent thing I've found is whatever his contribution to Jamie Stewart's band (Xiu Xiu or something?); anyone know specifically what that was?

I believe some people think Desistance may be his final book due to health issues? Or, maybe, no one wants to risk their day job due to legal issues?
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« Reply #317 on: June 10, 2018, 10:48:10 AM »

Desistance is a rather hard book to follow, seemed to have a finality - he did have a break from publishing before between '99 and '04. Some kid was trying to tell me about the Xiu Xiu collab that was never properly released recently, cannot recall details.

Deplorable that all of his best work is out of print while people still circulate his dumb juvenilia online. Wish a bigger and more suitable publisher, Serpents Tail or Canongate or City Lights or Semiotexte(e) or someone, would grow a pair and take him on.
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« Reply #318 on: June 10, 2018, 03:36:08 PM »

I feel it'll be a long time before Sotos receives any academic recognition. There will have to be a safe distance in time from what he writes about. Sade certainly sparked more than enough contention over a century later and that was obviously without making reference to real criminal events.

The owner is on vacation for a few weeks, but lesleyann.com.au still has copies of Mine and Tool. Even with Aus shipping they're quite cheap.
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« Reply #319 on: June 10, 2018, 07:04:56 PM »

"Academic acclaim", now that's fucking funny!

Anyone ever wonder why Parfrey never sunk money into a full book? I'm guessing he didn't want the headaches. Or knew the interest was just too limited. Hell, the Gillis book is stil available from FH.



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« Reply #320 on: June 10, 2018, 10:22:38 PM »

"Academic acclaim", now that's fucking funny!

Bizarre Uproar Grammy award winner follows ...
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« Reply #321 on: June 10, 2018, 11:33:24 PM »

Desistance is a rather hard book to follow, seemed to have a finality

In addition to the tone of the book which definitely felt that way I thought the title conveyed as much, maybe that's too simple of a reading though.

A few years ago Chip from NBB mentioned to me if there was going to be a reprint of anything it would be Comfort and Critique, although he didn't sound to hopeful.
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« Reply #322 on: June 11, 2018, 12:30:35 AM »

I feel it'll be a long time before Sotos receives any academic recognition.


Can certainly imagine Sotos being rehabilitated (=co-opted) initially via Queer Studies course taught by some pervert to rich kids somewhere.


Anyone ever wonder why Parfrey never sunk money into a full book?

Feral House purely non-fiction press, no memoirs or especially creative writing or whatever it is exactly that PS does ("pornography" lol). Books would certainly have sold OK and with no legal problems but strict FH conceptual thing there.

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« Reply #323 on: June 11, 2018, 06:35:42 PM »

Peter could have fit in perfectly in between The Weird World of Eerie Publications, It's a Man's World!, and Killer Fiction.
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« Reply #324 on: June 12, 2018, 06:31:51 PM »

Wasn't Playground Sex optioned for Feral House? I've probably made that up. I know that the manuscript of Rat was originally in Adam Parfrey's possession before a copy ended up for sale on Abebooks by mistake due to a fuck up of events - doubtful it was ever to be published by him but certainly he must have read it with consideration or curiosity.

What was 'Rat'? A full book that is still unpublished?
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« Reply #325 on: June 12, 2018, 07:40:47 PM »

"There, Rat":

Always assumed Rat was simply cognate with Darling and was a sweet talk pet name for the lady texts around this era were largely addressed to. Suspect the second half of first Waitress must be the original Rat which was then cannibalised for two separate books. At this point it is probably you and me in the world who actually give a fuck about this.
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« Reply #326 on: June 13, 2018, 01:35:01 AM »

Thanks for clearing that up slightly.

The 'Waitress' stuff that Creation put out is stuff I never managed to get. Was too poor at the time to rebuy books I already owned just to get limited editions....
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« Reply #327 on: June 13, 2018, 06:35:18 PM »

9-Banded needs to reprint all of those titles! A book collecting all of the Waitress material would be very nice to own.

Otherwise, someone, one day is going to bootleg them. Scan'em & print it up as  cheap Xerox zines...
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« Reply #328 on: June 13, 2018, 10:07:03 PM »

9-Banded needs to reprint all of those titles! A book collecting all of the Waitress material would be very nice to own.

Otherwise, someone, one day is going to bootleg them. Scan'em & print it up as  cheap Xerox zines...

Couldn't agree more- the only major bits I'm missing.
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« Reply #329 on: June 23, 2018, 11:57:09 AM »

https://twitter.com/NineBandedBooks/status/1010193169940705292

At long last. Looks as difficult as ever.
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