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THE INTERNET PLAGUE OF 1777

Equus Press is proud to announce the publication of Damien Ober’s novel, Doctor Benjamin Franklin’s Dream America. Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence, this is the story of their deaths. “Doctor Benjamin Franklin’s Dream America is as original as they come – an audacious, exuberantly imaginative novel about freedom and technology and the sacrifices each take … Continue reading

THE FEARLESS ICONOCLAST

ON BRIGID BROPHY’s IN TRANSIT, by David Vichnar Writing just a few weeks after her death in a Review of Contemporary Fiction issue devoted to her literary legacy, Steven Moore reviewed the reputation of Brigid Brophy (1929-1995) in very bleak terms: “[M]ost of her books are out of print on both sides of the Atlantic … Continue reading

STANLEY KUBRICK DOES A REMAKE OF THE MAN FROM HONG KONG WITH A BILLION-DOLLAR BUDGET

What the voters for 2014’s Not-the-Booker Prize shortlist had to say about Louis Armand’s CAIRO (photo: poster art for The Man from Hong Kong, dir. Brian Trenchard Smith, 1975): Whatever else I might have discovered if I’d had the chance, I’d still nominate CAIRO by Louis Armand (Equus Press) for the short list because I … Continue reading

"Modernity today is not in the hands of the poets, but in the hands of the cops" // Louis Aragon
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“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?…we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us” // Franz Kafka, letter to Oskar Pollack, 27 January 1904
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