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DIE YOUNG LEAVE A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE©

Jean-Michel Basquiat & the Art of (Dis)Empowerment,* by Louis Armand When Jean-Michel Basquiat died in 1988 at the age of twenty-seven he had only been painting professionally for seven years, yet the body of work he left behind was prodigious. In a tribute at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York in 1996, his work … Continue reading

CAFÉ IRREAL

Equus Press enthusiastically welcomes the publication of the Irreal Reader, an anthology of writings from Café Irreal magazine, comprising the best of the fiction and essays from its first 40 issues. The anthology was launched in Prague last November, together with George Bataille’s Louis XXX. (translated by Stuart Kendall; London: Equus Press, 2013). Image: Franz … Continue reading

"Modernity today is not in the hands of the poets, but in the hands of the cops" // Louis Aragon
"It is the business of the future to be dangerous" // A.N. Whitehead

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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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