Contra Mundum Press

Contra Mundum Press Contra Mundum Press (CMP) is dedicated to the value and the indispensable importance of the individual voice.
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CMP will be publishing titles from all the fields in which the genius of the age traditionally produces the most challenging and innovative work: poetry, novels, theatre, philosophy – including philosophy of science and of mathematics – criticism, and essays. Aside from works originally written in English, CMP publishes translations of writers who are of significant stature in their own cultures, and whose works in English translation have not been published, are out of print, or are infrequently and inaccurately published. Our principal interest is in Modernism, but works of innovation, vision, and genius from any era will be considered for publication. Although our catalog is primarily in English, CMP eventually plans on publishing texts in other languages to fulfill its long-term goal of becoming a truly global publisher. Appropriate writers are those whose works are not sufficiently available in the translated languages or have been inaccurately or poorly translated. CMP also republishes rare, out-of-print, and obscure works it considers significant. http://on.fb.me/CMP-page http://twitter.com/0contramundum0

07/13/2018

“America is being led to her death by racist power junkies coasting on a stupid trip—the fatal fantasy that soldiers and police can destroy with clubs and guns an indestructible force: the hunger of the human soul for dignity, justice, and freedom.” — Iceberg Slim

Michael Bishop on Mary Shaw's tr. of Claude Mouchard's ENTANGLED — PAPERS! — NOTEShttps://t.co/JUpkc2zQMa
07/10/2018
(Note de lecture) Claude Mouchard. "Entangled Papers ! Notes" par Michael Bishop

Michael Bishop on Mary Shaw's tr. of Claude Mouchard's ENTANGLED — PAPERS! — NOTES
https://t.co/JUpkc2zQMa

Auteur de plusieurs recueils (Perdre, 1989; L’Air, 1997) et d’études critiques majeures (Les Équivoques de la modernité, 1991; Qui si je criais…? Œuvres-témoignages dans les tourmentes du XXe siècle, 2007), Claude Mouchard nous donne ici, réunissant enfin un ensemble de textes remontant...

06/02/2018

You will never sell more than five hundred copies, as your work demands mental attention. — Ezra Pound to Marianne Moore, 16 December 1918

Book your tickets for the #BeyondWordsFest (14-21 May)! Discover the full line-up @ https://t.co/GOSmVfJvEA @ifru_london...
04/26/2018
Beyond Words Live Literature Festival -

Book your tickets for the #BeyondWordsFest (14-21 May)! Discover the full line-up @ https://t.co/GOSmVfJvEA @ifru_london @frenchbooksuk

From 14 to 21 May 2018, the Institut français will go Beyond Words with a festival bursting with bilingual live literature events, writers’ talks, musical performances, shared reading experiences, book launches, screenings of recent literary adaptations, staged readings... Beyond Words brings tog...

The @ifru_london is delighted to welcome Pierre Senges for its 2nd edition of the #BeyondWordsFest! More about the event...
04/26/2018
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The @ifru_london is delighted to welcome Pierre Senges for its 2nd edition of the #BeyondWordsFest! More about the event here: https://t.co/8XVKBltS1O @ifru_london @frenchbooksuk

From 14 to 21 May 2018, the Institut français will go Beyond Words with a festival bursting with bilingual live literature events, writers’ talks, musical performances, shared reading experiences, book launches, screenings of recent literary adaptations, staged readings... Beyond Words brings tog...

03/11/2018
Tom Waits, Midtown

A video we made for MIDTOWN:
https://t.co/rebktf490V
Hope you dig it @tomwaits

Tom Waits, "Midtown," Rain Dogs Release date: September 30, 1985 Island Records Tom Waits: composer, producer Steven Hodges: drums Larry Taylor: bass "Hollyw...

02/10/2018
Crime and Punishment ep. 1 (part 1/8) eng sub

Today, the death of ... Dostoevsky, in 1881. In honor, the opening of an arresting Russian film version of C&P:
https://t.co/XIk1kXWkwY

/\ Russian and Soviet films with english subs on my channel. Bring a little piece of russian culture into your life! /\ USSR,1969 The film based on the epony...

02/08/2018

Artists are here to disturb the peace. — James Baldwin

02/02/2018

... you did not come after me into my inferno; I remained alone, and the difference between the old Inferno and Paradiso became blurred inside me.

Depardieu on women, from the FIAF talk on his book Innocent:https://t.co/a9qZF1m7pP
01/10/2018
Depardieu: women

Depardieu on women, from the FIAF talk on his book Innocent:
https://t.co/a9qZF1m7pP

World-renowned actor Gérard Depardieu speaking about his book INNOCENT at FIAF in NYC on September 18, 2017. Gérard Depardieu, Innocent, tr. by Rainer J. Han...

01/07/2018

Will the kitchen sink moralists forbade the reading of Sade, Genet, and Oscar Wilde, too? Must we burn Sade? Must we burn —? We think of Celan and Heidegger.

Depardieu on first love:https://t.co/ntzcVqxlGHTwo more videos to follow.
01/05/2018
Depardieu: first love

Depardieu on first love:
https://t.co/ntzcVqxlGH
Two more videos to follow.

World-renowned actor Gérard Depardieu speaking about his book INNOCENT at FIAF in NYC on September 18, 2017. Gérard Depardieu, Innocent, tr. by Rainer J. Han...

01/04/2018

The true theater has always appeared to me as the exercise of a dangerous and terrible act — Artaud

& is not a gimmick as some people (ignorantly) decry. Fittingly, Jan Tschichold's classic on the & is now back in print ...
01/03/2018
Pack : A Brief History of the Ampersand | Jan Tschichold + Et & Ampersands

& is not a gimmick as some people (ignorantly) decry. Fittingly, Jan Tschichold's classic on the & is now back in print in a beautiful new edition from Zeug Press
https://t.co/dTyVHW0iPL

Jan Tschichold (1902-1974, typographer, theorician and teacher) published in 1953 Formenwandlungen der &-Zeichen, a short historical essay dealing with the successive designs of the ampersand glyph. This text is structured by a collection of 288 carefully selected and commented ampersands, which

And still more from the FIAF Depardieu event — GD on friendship:https://t.co/yqOo5VQ9FO
01/02/2018
Depardieu: friendship

And still more from the FIAF Depardieu event — GD on friendship:
https://t.co/yqOo5VQ9FO

World-renowned actor Gérard Depardieu speaking about his book INNOCENT at FIAF in NYC on September 18, 2017. Gérard Depardieu, Innocent, tr. by Rainer J. Han...

More from the FIAF event — Depardieu on being lost & being in love:https://t.co/qfDeJ5zk2y
12/27/2017
Depardieu: being lost & being in love

More from the FIAF event — Depardieu on being lost & being in love:
https://t.co/qfDeJ5zk2y

World-renowned actor Gérard Depardieu speaking about his book INNOCENT at FIAF in NYC on September 18, 2017. Gérard Depardieu, Innocent, tr. by Rainer J. Han...

Plants, the Killing Machinehttps://t.co/4BspNxxCUo
12/26/2017
Plants the Killing Machine

Plants, the Killing Machine
https://t.co/4BspNxxCUo

Carnivorous plants have the most bizarre adaptations to low-nutrient environments. These plants obtain some nutrients by trapping and digesting various inver...

12/23/2017

artistic activity is suspect because it disturbs the comfort, the security of established meanings, — Roland Barthes

Exclusive clips from Gerard Depardieu @FIAFNY re his book INNOCENThttps://t.co/qKhxVitAN7With thanks to M-M Steckel et a...
12/22/2017
writing process

Exclusive clips from Gerard Depardieu @FIAFNY re his book INNOCENT
https://t.co/qKhxVitAN7
With thanks to M-M Steckel et alia.
More to follow.

World-renowned actor Gérard Depardieu speaking about his book INNOCENT and his writing process at FIAF in NYC on September 18, 2017. Gérard Depardieu, Innoce...

12/22/2017

Soon in @BOMBmagazine, Pierre Senges' “Moby Dick in Hollywood—Orson Welles”, an excerpt from his novel AHAB, tr. by @jsief and forthcoming from us in the future.

12/07/2017

Is danger the father of invention and creation? I dare to believe that is true, quite often. — George Steiner

12/05/2017

I have breathed aggressively, from the moment I was born. — René Char

12/03/2017

... one does not write, luminously, on a dark field, the alphabet of the stars, alone, thus indicates itself, sketched or interrupted; man pursues black on white. — Mallarmé

12/01/2017

There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method. — Hermann Melville

11/30/2017

... the idea of patriotism is not very strong in me. My country is the country of Chekhov, Beethoven, Velasquez—writers I like, painters and artists I admire. — Antonio Lobo Antunes

11/29/2017

It might be that “painless” censorship, like euthanasia, of democracy reduced to the laws of the market, tempered by the rights of the consumer, to say it à la Debord, is in many respects as formidable as the censorship of totalitarian countries. — Mehdi Belhaj Kacem

11/29/2017

A gigantic painted crucifix, suspended in the vault before the choir of the great nave. That is what a photographer I know calls Jesus Christ doing the trapeze. — Baudelaire

11/28/2017

“Homelessness is one of [Szentkuthy’s] main distinguishing marks, as compared with kindred Western writers.” And that homelessness is for him "a higher form of protection of the mind.” László Németh

11/24/2017

I am amazed at how readers refuse to enjoy the out-of-the-way fact, the astonishing detail, the original thought. Style is taken as an affront by stupid and lazy people. — Alexander Theroux

11/14/2017

rhapsodic, ... wounded, paranoiac, ... [Depardieu's] little book [Innocent], short & scattershot, feels appropriately immense—maybe not correct, but never calculating or dissembling, & true to its author, a bull in the China shop of French cinema.— Nick Pinkerton, Film Comment

11/01/2017

Gérard Depardieu's INNOCENT now available directly thru us and other outlets (Indiebound, Amazon, etc). Charlie Rose interview out soon!

10/30/2017

These prodigal citizens brought back with them their mutated suburban values of predictability and control. — rem koolhaas

10/12/2017

... poetry implies a decision to change the function of language. — Valéry

10/11/2017

I am very much at ease under my stigmatization, & ... in whatever kind of literature I propagate, I shall remain a monster & a werewolf.— CB

10/11/2017

You don’t like people for their virtues, but for the art with which they take charge of their faults. — Jean-Luc Plouvier

10/10/2017

Rubens’ fatuousness, and overwhelmingly happy people, are unbearable to me (the blandness of continuous happiness and pink) — Baudelaire

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