THE ART OF BOOKS & SMALL PRINT PUBLICATIONS

This is a blog on artist books, artist notebooks, magazines, poetry editions and other small print publications. Like FRIOUR is the Icelandic word for peace, BOKLIST are the Icelandic words for book (bok) and art (list). This is also a group blog in which those who are invited can upload their own books and/or comments.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

ERIC BASSO - DRAMA & NOVELS

It was David Stone who introduced me to Eric Basso's theatre plays and the first book that reached me was the GOLEM TRIPTYCH, a triology of 3 plays:

Middle Distance (1980)

Joseph in the Underground (1981)

The Fall of Prague (1983)

This book and all others that follow are published by Asylum Arts in Paradise, California.

Size: 14 X 21,5 cm

Pages: 404

The plays are accompanied by incidental music composed and arranged by the author

Year of this publication: 1994

BARTHOLOMEW FAIR: EB wrote this novel in 1982 and it was published in 1999 by Asylum.

Size: 14 X 21,5 cm

Pages: 156

This book is a "tour de force", set in London during a heat wave, it spans several historical periods and the language is adapted to the period.

It's a book I truly admire. EB wrote in a dedication "I should have set this novel in Bruges".

THE BEAK DOCTOR is a collection of short stories written between 1972 and 1976, published in 1999.

Here is some "light reading" EB wrote me jokingly.

Size: 14,5 X 21 cm

Pages: 204

All cover illustrations are by the author

THE SABATTIER EFFECT is a theatre play set in a French village and investigates the death of an old man to challenge all first appearances.

Size: 14,5 X 21 cm

Pages: 100

Play of 1985 published in 2000.

ENIGMAS is a collection of short plays written between 1979 and 1982, published in 1999.

Size: 14,5 X 21 cm and Pages: 284

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