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THE PASSING OF MICHEL BUTOR (14/09/1926-24/08/2016)

*In order to mark the passing of the great French experimentalist, Equus Press brings a critical overview of Michel Butor’s oeuvre from 1950s to 1970s and its modernist heritage. A general overview of Butor’s multifarious and extremely prolific output would include four early novels, a dozen other book-length works of unique genres, half-a-dozen volumes of essays, an … Continue reading

THE COMBINATIONS SHORTLISTED FOR 2016 GUARDIAN NOT-THE-BOOKER PRIZE

Equus are very pleased to announce that Louis Armand’s The Combinations has been shortlisted for this year’s Not the Booker Prize. With 123 votes, it became by far the most popular title of the 147-item long list. We thank all those who have cast their vote for this book. Below is a baker’s dozen of the best of the reviews … 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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