The Belgian School of the Strange
Flemish and Francophone tales of the weird.
2. Whiskey Tales, by Jean Ray
3. Cruise of Shadows: Haunted Stories of Land and Sea, by Jean Ray
A Surrealist library.
2. The Trumpets of Jericho, by Unica Zürn
3. The Arthritic Grasshopper: Collected Stories, 1934–1944, by Gisèle Prassinos
4. Letters, Dreams & Other Writings, by Remedios Varo
Fantastical architecture, imaginary urbanism, and hallucinatory dwellings.
3. The Cathedral of Mist, by Paul Willems
4. The Stairway to the Sun & Dance of the Comets, by Paul Scheerbart
5. District, by Tony Duvert
6. The Construction of the Tower of Babel, by Juan Benet
Outsider science, extreme empiricism, aberrant experiments, and imaginary speculations—literary explorations in fictional science.
2. The Perpetual Motion Machine: The Story of an Invention, by Paul Scheerbart
3. The Hierarchies of Cuckoldry and Bankruptcy, by Charles Fourier
4. Pataphysical Essays, by René Daumal
5. The Pig: In Poetic, Mythological, and Moral-Historical Perspective, by Oskar Panizza
6. The Table, by Francis Ponge
7. New Inventions and Latest Innovations, by Gaston de Pawlowski
The Library of Cruelty
Tales of love, crime, war, and madness, from the surreal to the sarcastic.
2. The Book of Monelle, by Marcel Schwob
4. Flametti, or The Dandyism of the Poor, by Hugo Ball
5. The Creator, by Mynona
6. The Emperor of China, The Mute Canary & The Executioner of Peru, by Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes
7. A Dilemma, by Joris-Karl Huysmans
8. Disagreeable Tales, by Léon Bloy
9. Murder Most Serene, by Gabrielle Wittkop
10. A Terrace in Rome, by Pascal Quignard
11. Sweating Blood, by Léon Bloy
13. The Unruly Bridal Bed and Other Grotesques, by Mynona
15. The King in the Golden Mask, by Marcel Schwob
17. Hashish, by Oscar A. H. Schmitz
18. The Children’s Crusade, by Marcel Schwob
20. Samalio Pardulus, by Otto Julius Bierbaum
Verse, from the adverse to the perverse.
2. The Massacre of the Innocents, by Giambattista Marino
3. Life in the Folds, by Henri Michaux
4. The Thief of Talant, by Pierre Reverdy
5. Wishes, by Georges Perec
6. Curl, by T. O. Bobe
Rogues galleries, role calls, personnel files, and eccentric rosters.
2. Odd Jobs, by Tony Duvert
3. Imaginary Lives, by Marcel Schwob
5. Brief Lives of Idiots, by Ermanno Cavazonni
The how-to manual reimagined: guidebooks on a variety of satirical, parodic, and quixotic subjects.
2. The Young Girl's Handbook of Good Manners for Use in Educational Establishments, by Pierre Louÿs
3. A Handbook for the Perfect Adventurer, by Pierre Mac Orlan
4. The Physiology of the Employee, by Honoré de Balzac
5. Treatise on Mondern Stimulants, by Honoré de Balzac
6. A Short Treatise Inviting the Reader to Discover the Subtle Art of Go, by Pierre Lusson, Georges Perec, and Jacques Roubaud