Albina and the Dog-Men, with: Ephemera. Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Albina and the Dog-Men, with: Ephemera
Albina and the Dog-Men, with: Ephemera
Albina and the Dog-Men, with: Ephemera
Albina and the Dog-Men, with: Ephemera
Albina and the Dog-Men, with: Ephemera

Albina and the Dog-Men, with: Ephemera

New York, NY: Restless Books, 2016. First American Edition. Softcover. "When two women--an amnesiac goddess and her protector, a leather-tough woman called Crabby--arrive in a Chilean desert town, Albina's otherworldly allure and unfettered sensuality turn men into wild beasts. Chased by a clubfooted corrupt cop, evil corporate overlords, giant-hare-riding narcos, and Himalayan cultists, Albina and Crabby must find a magical cactus that will cure Albina and the men's monstrous affliction before the town consumes itself in an orgy of lust and violence. 'Albina and the Dog Men' is Alejandro Jodorowsky's darkly funny, shocking, and surreal hybrid of mystical folktale, road novel, horror story, and social parable, ultimately uniting in a universal story of love against the odds and what makes us human." (from Back Cover blurb). Speaking of Back Cover Blurbs, only with Jodorowsky will you get blurbs of support from figures as wildly disparate (or, on second thought, maybe not so disparate) as high-risk conceptual artist Marina Abramovic and Kanye West. Abramovic's short blurb-quote, in full, reads: "Deeply psychological and mysterious, the book will stimulate the imagination of the reader's mind to the extreme." Kanye, for his part, called Jodorowsky: "One of the most inspiring artists of our time." It was NPR, though, who brought out the editorial butter knife to lay praise on the thickest: "No one alive today, anywhere, has been able to demonstrate the sheer possibilities of artistic invention--and in so many disciplines--as powerfully as Alejandro Jodorowsky." It is up to you, Dear Reader, if these blurbs live up to the reality--with Jodorowsky at the helm, they very well may! Complete with introduction by Alfred MacAdam--Professor of Latin American Literature at Barnard College and prolific translator of Latin American authors--and illustrations by Surrealist comic book artist, Francois Boucq. From the collection of Erin Black Matson, the late artist-poet who with her then-husband, the acclaimed poet & educator Clive Matson, were bona fide members of the Beat Generation as it morphed into the hippie counterculture during the 1960s. The Matsons were colleagues-protégés (in lifestyle as much as literature) of Herbert Huncke, Bonnie Bremser et al. Tipped-in is a note--ostensibly from the publisher or a friend of Erin's--and addressed to her, written on the back of a promotional postcard for one of Clive Matson's Costa Rican writing retreats. The note, composed in thick black felt pen ink, reads: "Happy 2017, Erin! / Hope this small book engages / rather than adding to the / clutter... / Love / Rod." Trade-format softcover original, the first American Edition of Jodorowsky's Spanish-Language novel from 1999. [ISBN: 978-1-63206-054-9]. Book in fine condition with moderate-to-pronounced shelf-wear to fine-edges, corners; minor rubbing to front, back covers & fine-edges of same. Ephemera in very fine condition, virtually "as new," as it remained protected inside the book before being offered for sale, here. Fine. [Item #4799]

Price: $20.00