Contes / Légendes

  • A late collection of short stories from the last of the great Francophone Belgian fantasists: distilled tales of distant journeys, buried memories, and impossible architecture.

  • Anglais Spells

    Michel Ghelderode

    Spells, du dramaturge belge Michel de Ghelderode, figure parmi les collections de contes fantastiques les plus remarquables du XXe siècle. Tour à tour mystique, macabre et drôle d'humour, et plongé dans l'atmosphère déstabilisée de Bruxelles, Ostende, Bruges et Londres, Spells évoque un royaume mystérieux d'anges, de démons, de masques, d'effigies et d'apparitions, un monde de jardins mutilés et oppressés, mannequins de cire poussiéreux et reliques sinistres. Combinant l'intégralité du contenu des éditions de 1941 et 1947, cette traduction de Spells est l'édition la plus complète jamais publiée.

  • Anglais Hashish

    Oscar A. H. Schmitz

    Publié pour la première fois en allemand en 1902, Hashish est un recueil de contes décadents et imbriqués de satanisme, érotisme, sadisme, cannibalisme, nécrophilie et mort. Chapitre oublié mais important de la lignée de la littérature fantastique et décadente allemande, cette traduction du hachisch est entièrement illustrée par des dessins du beau-frère de l'auteur, Alfred Kubin, tirés de la deuxième édition allemande du livre, en 1913.

  • Petra Collins & Alexa Demie : fairytales Nouv.

    Fairytales is an erotic folklore collection of Petra Collins and Alexa Demie s illustrated short stories. As children, Petra and Alexa were both enamoured with fairy tales, which provided an escape from their own painful realities. The two collaborated to write and portray nine characters that embody new stories they would have liked to see. Each of the nine tales is set in unique spaces, ranging from suburban homes and parking lots to fantastical sets. Petra and Alexa s chapters of elves, mermaids, sirens, water sprites, fallen angels, fairies, witches, and banshees blend their own stories with retold fairy tales. The photos combine elements of camp, prosthetics, and shibari in a surreal update to the imagery of the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, and others.

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery : the little prince Nouv.

    Antoine de Saint-Exupery's timeless tale, reissued in a beautiful clothbound edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.

    Antoine de Saint-Exupery first published The Little Prince in 1943, only a year before his plane vanished over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance mission. Nearly eighty years later, this fable of love and loneliness has lost none of its power.

    The narrator is a downed pilot in the Sahara Desert, frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane. His efforts are interrupted one day by the apparition of a little prince, who asks him to draw a sheep. "In the face of an overpowering mystery, you don't dare disobey," the narrator recalls. "Absurd as it seemed, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, I took a scrap of paper and a pen out of my pocket." And so begins their dialogue, which stretches the narrator's imagination in all sorts of surprising, childlike directions.

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