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Contra Mundum Press
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7.0 X 10.0 X 0.68 inches | 1.24 pounds

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About the Author

Having completed a BA in literature at Essex University in 1973, Richard Foreman took on a variety of occupations including community arts and theatre work. In the late 1980s, writing as 'Dick Foreman', he became a full time scriptwriter of comic strips, progressing from one-off stories to a monthly series for US publisher DC comics. 'Black Orchid' ran for two years. Following this, his working life switched to other interests, but for twenty years he continued writing quarterly scripts for photo-stories/comic strips in 'Who Cares?', a national magazine for children in care. Since 2009 he has returned full time to writing. Following a series of well-received articles for Alan Moore's 'Dodgem Logic' magazine, he began work on 'Wilful Misunderstandings'. He has recently contributed to the magazines 'Roundyhouse' and 'Tears in the Fence' and is currently writing a novel.
Rainer J. Hanshe is a writer and the founder of Contra Mundum Press and the journal Hyperion: On the Future of Aesthetics. He is the author of two novels, The Acolytes (2010) and The Abdication (2012), and the editor of Richard Foreman's Plays with Films (2013) and Wordsworth's Fragments (2014). He is also the author of the hybrid entity Shattering the Muses (2016), a collaboration with visual artist Federico Gori, Closing Melodies (2023), a phantomatic encounter between Nietzsche & Van Gogh, and Dionysos Speed (2024). Work of his has appeared in Caesura, Sinn und Form,, Asymptote, Black Sun Lit's Vestiges, and elsewhere. In 2016, Petite Plaisance published an Italian translation of his second novel, The Abdication. Shorter and longer works of his have been translated into other languages, and in 2021, the journal Po&sie staged an event at Maison de la poésie in Paris to honor his work. His own translations include Baudelaire's My Heart Laid Bare (2017; 2020), Belgium Stripped Bare (2019), and Paris Spleen (2021), Évelyne Grossman's The Creativity of the Crisis, and Antonin Artaud's Journey to Mexico: Revolutionary Messages, as well as longer and shorter works by other authors. His translation of Léon-Paul Fargue's High Solitude is forthcoming in 2024. Beyond Sense, a vatic exploration of the aphasiac disintegration of Hölderlin, Baudelaire, Nietzsche, and Artaud, is forthcoming in 2025, The Accumulating Wreckage: Poems, Essays, & Other Texts in 2026, and Paris Without End: Assorted Translations From Giacometti to Artaud: 1914-1964 in 2027. He is at work on a new book entitled Humanimality. Author site: