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WakefieldPress @Wakefield_Press Cambridge, Massachusetts

Independent American publisher devoted to the translation of overlooked gems and literary oddities in small, affordable, yet elegant paperback editions.

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Inspired by the daring French writer Gabrielle Wittkop, Valerie Stivers (@valerie_reads) cooks a sumptuous feast of… https://t.co/8xyj9kpUHI
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10/30
2020
Some circles for our dreadful times: Jean Ray's Circles of Dread has left the printer and entered our hands. https://t.co/h2WBj5BLsEFine piece on Walter #Serner in the @LRB: https://t.co/bbPYeCA35J reviewing 2 translations of Serner recently publi… https://t.co/mHNl4NecI5
Retweeted by WakefieldPressAll over the world there are devotees of Marcel Schwob that constitute small secret societies. He did not seek fame… https://t.co/9kkUEynsz8
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10/24
2020
"Wherever there’s an imbecile, there’s danger": Bloy's untimely vociferations pack an uncanny punch today. Alberto… https://t.co/IserHX8Skt
10/23
2020
Thrilled to see Gabrielle Wittkop getting the centenary treatment with a 3pp spread in @LibeLivres this weekend! Wi… https://t.co/LwF0ED8pIS
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10/13
2020
It is necessary to think, on the threshold of life, of weaving beautiful tapestries of dreams in order to decorate… https://t.co/u5IOg8jb2U
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10/10
2020
Wakefield ebooks are finally available! We're leaving the gate with a baker's dozen of titles from our backlist, al… https://t.co/qpclDp7baG
9/17
2020
Today on @GNutsofHorror I'm reviewing The Great Nocturnal, the iconic collection by legendary Belgian Weird fiction… https://t.co/J1bSeulAv7
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8/4
2020
@MumblinDeafRo @CharcoPress @tinakover @Wakefield_Press As was Wittkop herself : https://t.co/9OrzurkbWy
Retweeted by WakefieldPresstoday is the 3 year anniversary of the day Bob Odenkirk attended the book release of Marcel Schwob's The King in th… https://t.co/mSza5IwMke
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7/19
2020
A trifecta of terrifically translated titles from @Dalkey_Archive, @KarolinumPress & @Wakefield_Press! If one of th… https://t.co/d0d0arcuws
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7/7
2020
#SFinTranslation out this month: Chinese SFT in @clarkesworld Cuban SFT from @RestlessBooks French SFT from… https://t.co/8wRRnEINnz
Retweeted by WakefieldPress#SFinTranslation out next month: Jean Ray's THE GREAT NOCTURNAL, tr Scott Nicolay, from @Wakefield_Press:… https://t.co/Wk5D8AdTbF
Retweeted by WakefieldPressHappy 100th birthday to Gabrielle Wittkop! A short reading from my translation of her novella MURDER MOST SERENE (2… https://t.co/aIVxwkyGHj
Retweeted by WakefieldPress#NordicSFT #Danish #SFinTranslation KZRADOCK THE ONION MAN AND THE SPRING-FRESH METHUSELAH: FROM THE NOTES OF DR.… https://t.co/nEk1ZBM2Ot
Retweeted by WakefieldPressNow in stock, short story collections from @Wakefield_Press, @TwoDollarRadio & @TwoLinesPress. If something takes y… https://t.co/9Iqmz60FcI
Retweeted by WakefieldPressNow in stock, new poetry & prose from @Wakefield_Press, @Coffee_House_, and @nightboatbooks. If something takes you… https://t.co/wJDYlXwtnQ
Retweeted by WakefieldPress‘Waystations Of The Deep Night’ by Marcel Brion is NEW from one of our favorite publishers @Wakefield_Press and now… https://t.co/QYfzL8CrtZ
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7/3
2020
After some delays, Marcel Brion's Waystations of the Deep Night is finally in hand. The first English translation o… https://t.co/db2iVRDVkv
6/29
2020
I have finished #GestaltRealTimeReviewing THE GREAT NOCTURNAL by #JeanRay, translated by #ScottNicolayhttps://t.co/0w8ifHVxvW
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6/19
2020
Visual evidence that Jean Ray's The Great Nocturnal has taken on physical form! Our readers are undoubtedly very aw… https://t.co/Y49rEupy5o
5/10
2020
@SeraphicManta We’d love to, but nothing concrete at this time
5/5
2020
For #WorldBookDay we're celebrating surrealist and modernist writers such as Carrington, Tanning, Loy and Deren🖤 C… https://t.co/C62KmagGW5
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4/23
2020
Take a journey into the surreal with this collection of experimental fiction from Exact Change. A collection of rep… https://t.co/OwwsNiktQB
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4/9
2020
ROGOMELLEC is NEW @Wakefield_Press The 1st translation of Leonor Fini’s gothic novel, 1st published in French in '7… https://t.co/EuyJ15HaFk
Retweeted by WakefieldPressEscape the strangeness of now via the epic strangeness of Jean Ray's imagination c. 1930s Belgium in 'Cruise of Sha… https://t.co/kyfHmvxNzH
Retweeted by WakefieldPressThe Unknown is crucial to weird fiction so it’s no surprise it features so prominently in Jean Ray’s stories. What… https://t.co/ejoeUoKNlh
Retweeted by WakefieldPress @Wakefield_Press striking 'Cruise of Shadows' evokes biology w/ its colorful nitrate flare cover: the timely idea o… https://t.co/vFewVZHvyb
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4/8
2020
We’re preparing to assist booksellers and comic retailers in response to the developing COVID-19 outbreak. More inf… https://t.co/BZBv2teoIu
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3/28
2020
Support your indies #1/From @Wakefield_Press Imaginary Lives, by Marcel Schwob 22 portraits from the margins of h… https://t.co/oG0A6uJlaN
Retweeted by WakefieldPressMy review of Jean Ray’s Cruise of Shadows, one of the all-time great collections of the weird tale, including “The… https://t.co/r4eySvE9j4
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3/27
2020
Michael Dirda with some suggestions for escapist reading that includes our own Jean Ray books...https://t.co/hJxScs2ujn
3/20
2020
Do check out what your local bookstores are doing right now for online ordering and shipping: reading always goes w… https://t.co/P4z2BmcjUbFini's Rogomelec has taken on physical form! Wakefield Press office has closed down for now as we wait out C19 scen… https://t.co/LfLsyCXxGB
3/18
2020
Schwob spotted in the great @LibreMurcielaga! https://t.co/CBszEngLue
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3/5
2020
Here's a lovely piece by @alyssaharad about art witch Remedios Varo for #MAI - particularly the marvelous book of… https://t.co/wg2g0r6fJQ
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2/2
2020
this is the text Marcel Schwob wrote when his elder friend Paul Verlaine died in 1896 — which is to say, nothing ha… https://t.co/ldOYlL7fxz
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1/17
2020
The Subversion of Images is "a deeply poetic guide to the creation of Surrealist works of art; a celebration of the… https://t.co/AZmEXeuPSL
Retweeted by WakefieldPress"The Cosmic Chef," an early Canadian collection of concrete poetry edited by bpNichol. 80 loose pages in a clamshel… https://t.co/NmvwetveQ2
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1/16
2020
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1/10
2020
In 'An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris' @Wakefield_Press Perec's intent was to describe “that which has no… https://t.co/GtCLbf67Ur
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1/9
2020
@TheBedlamFiles reviews Bierbaum’s Samalio Pardulus: https://t.co/Z9S7Qn4jeI
1/2
2020
My last read of the decade: Samalio Pardulus, a short gothic tale by Otto Julius Bierbaum (1865-1910), complete w/… https://t.co/jH18LFrjbB
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1/1
2019
After some delays, our last two fall titles are finally in hand: At the Blue Monkey by renegade Dadaist Walter Sern… https://t.co/GbvRzinEMn
12/31
2019
New post on Strange Flowers: a *highly* subjective selection of works in translation from 2019. https://t.co/xPGo7I7VFE
Retweeted by WakefieldPress @SeraphicManta We’re considering this one but nothing concrete at this stageJ. Conway's Secret Satan listings are the best-of-year assessments to which we gravitate... https://t.co/SL3mYSj7el
12/30
2019
Billheimer on the Yiddish art of suicide: a fun review of A Death for this dreary day in need of a perverse pick-up https://t.co/jwsYH4ayIC
12/27
2019
Thank you @ChicagoRevBooks for featuring my translation of Jean de La Ville de Mirmont's 'The Sundays of Jean Dézer… https://t.co/i5mXOLY2tZ
Retweeted by WakefieldPress11 Books in Translation You May Have Missed This Year, featuring books from @KenningEditions @Wakefield_Presshttps://t.co/YU1Jo1NMbw
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12/11
2019
Jean Ray's Cruise of Shadows finally in port! Haunted stories of land and sea from Belgium's father of the school o… https://t.co/CpaafkYAT8
12/10
2019
Last day to check out all the great stuff at the #bostonartbookfair2019 https://t.co/zQOvVqHLbJ
11/10
2019
'A feast for the senses...' This feature on https://t.co/gGJWDaxVep recommends contemporary #WomenSurrealists tre… https://t.co/UxGFDGy6sN
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11/9
2019
Join us FRIDAY, 11/8- SUNDAY, 11/10 at Boston's Cyclorama Building for the #bostonartbookfair where we will feature… https://t.co/egr3gUrmQg
Retweeted by WakefieldPressOn the @Longreads Podcast (https://t.co/DshLJPvdTz), @CusickCatherine @HudsonGiles @SorayaRoberts and @danasnitzkyhttps://t.co/84nLKNJaBT
Retweeted by WakefieldPressParty starts soon at the #bostonartbookfair2019! https://t.co/a8gtiHxG1phttps://t.co/FsA54GsKVO We'll be at the Boston Art Book Fair this weekend. Ticketed preview tonight with DJ, drinks… https://t.co/KP1sDK9FkS
11/8
2019
Courtesy of seasonal spookster @MWLaPointe, this compendium of Halloween treats: diabolical hauntings by the likes… https://t.co/CsPQ8S1eJZ
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10/31
2019
A story by Pierre Mac Orlan, translated by @chrisgclarke1 and courtesy of @Wakefield_Press: https://t.co/vYm6PsVRV1
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10/28
2019
The Halloween Review is up: readings from Lydia Davis, Lynne Tillman, Sheila Hedi, Aaron Peck, and others, + a spoo… https://t.co/SGup9G8VSZ
10/25
2019
This Hallowe’en, treat yourself to some death! Daniel Kennedy's translation of Zalman Shneour's Yiddish "notes from… https://t.co/h0R7fmB8J8
10/24
2019
What book does Patti Smith give as a gift? "The Children’s Crusade" by Marcel Schwob, because it is so beautiful.… https://t.co/SEFoA9XuMt
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10/21
2019
A pig is offering hugs at the #bbf2019 https://t.co/XKkFTqijIvIt’s a beautiful day for book festing at the Boston Book Festival! #BBF https://t.co/bPf3MZ8Xnp
10/19
2019
@Topgun011 For the day job, but not as WakefieldTobias Carroll's watchlist is up, which includes are soon-to-be-released translation of Zalman Shneour's grim tale… https://t.co/6jHIX169Go
10/12
2019
Thank you to Margaret Carson, a #WomenInTranslation activist, for becoming our latest #TheDebutante Patron.… https://t.co/yNoZvA7s68
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10/8
2019
Do you have a favorite indie publisher? Or publishers? Let us know! We are working on a episode all about the books… https://t.co/qQwcCjfIlb
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9/24
2019
@chrisgclarke1 @BKBF Great to see you too!Book festin @BKBF 📚☺️📚 https://t.co/ZdwiJODKSMAll set up at Brooklyn Book Festival! @BKBF 📚📖📚 https://t.co/keIZPjQcDj
9/22
2019
We’re gearing up for #BKBF this weekend! https://t.co/BKcW5M2zEV
9/17
2019
Congrats @Wakefield_Press 'The Perpetual Motion Machine' by Paul Scheerbart is one of Julio Torres’s 10 Favorite Bo… https://t.co/AtBK8YFPm9
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9/11
2019
James J. Conway has written up an account of his travels to Zwickledt to trace out the life of Alfred Kubin--lots o… https://t.co/oRCeaUtgUa
8/27
2019
Lusson, Perec, and Roubaud on the game of go. Now in hand... https://t.co/iFlkdZyaD4
8/19
2019
The first guide to the ancient Japanese game of go to be published in France was written by Oulipian authors George… https://t.co/uZqh4uyNtP
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8/17
2019
Art stands in opposition to general ideas, describing only the individual, desiring only the unique. It does not cl… https://t.co/JvPMgKjhXs
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8/8
2019
took a while for me to catch this, but i'm excited to see @jeffvandermeer's brief amazon review of my translation o… https://t.co/oiMAkQ7SV4
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8/1
2019
Ramona Fotiade's TLS review of The Thief of Talant (not 'Talent' ), Pierre Reverdy's experimental novel in verse, i… https://t.co/OiWG9iEP2a
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7/30
2019
My thanks to Dr Ramona Fotiade @RamonaFotiade for this generous, knowledgeable and insightful @TheTLS review of my… https://t.co/U5y0JhjcwB
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7/22
2019
For her fiction, check out The Trumpets of Jericho, trans. Christina Svendsen (Wakefield Press, 2015) (… https://t.co/XBCrDEO5BR
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7/9
2019
Mandel Cabrera offers some reflections on Michaux's Meidosems and the notion of freedom through the play of frailty. https://t.co/ysx1CIBgmR
6/24
2019
Jean de La Ville de Mirmont analyzes Jean Dézert in the mocking style of Balzac’s Physiologies, but simultaneously… https://t.co/CsSqiRSiaW
Retweeted by WakefieldPressAndre Naffis-Sahely in @Lithub today on his translation of the radical boredom of Jean Dezert. We were born for an… https://t.co/Mmyjeg6Hay
6/21
2019
One of Gus Bofa’s 67 wonderful illustrations for Pierre Mac Orlan’s “Mademoiselle Bambù,” @Wakefield_Press , 2017. https://t.co/oOVaMYpO1C
Retweeted by WakefieldPressYou could wait for the weekend or skip ahead to Jean de La Ville de Mirmont's defiantly disengaged novella, "The Su… https://t.co/3Nj8YOfmXm
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6/20
2019
@Bookartbookshop That is now Yale Representation Limited (a division of Yale University Press)If you like futility, Sundays, and mortal ennui, then you're in for a vague, potentially not unfavorable, why-not i… https://t.co/gIC5sydDyp @poetryquestion Thank you, but no poetry coming up any time soon. You can check our website, https://t.co/BEvt9KYGO3, for forthcoming titles
5/29
2019
All over the world there are devotees of Marcel Schwob that constitute small secret societies. He did not seek fame… https://t.co/ioqwRnFenv
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5/17
2019
We had the pleasure of announcing the winners of the 2019 Translation Prize at our annual awards ceremony in NYC. T… https://t.co/BudrAa2O65
Retweeted by WakefieldPressHuge congrats to translators Linda Coverdale, Malcolm Debevoise, and our very own @chrisgclarke1 for their @FAF_UShttps://t.co/rvwO1YVwTq
5/16
2019
The world’s greatest translator of Romanian literature into English—Sean Cotter—presents his translation of the poe… https://t.co/gpImPahLD8
Retweeted by WakefieldPressIn LETTERS, DREAMS, AND OTHER WRITINGS (@wakefield_press), the thoughts of surrealist painter Remedios Varo are "l… https://t.co/FjuJgNr9D4
Retweeted by WakefieldPressUpcoming events in store this month! 5/10 Best Translated Book Award in Poetry-nominated ROJA CHAMANKAR of Iran 5… https://t.co/EcTrKN3ach
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5/7
2019
We demur from demanding anyone hail us, but we do encourage you to go to @deepvellumbooks for these wonderful event… https://t.co/8I6PQj1jLo
5/1
2019
New review: Samalio Pardulus by Otto Julius Bierbaum https://t.co/Dt0lrg3ttY
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4/27
2019

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