Our classic collection is based on a model of the legendary French publisher Jean-Jacques Pauvert, who literarily rehabilitated the Marquis de Sade, published the entire work of Raymond Roussel and discovered Boris Vian, among other feats. The original design has been updated by Hermanos Berenguer. We print the covers in mobile typography, that is, with lead characters, in an old Minerva. The elegant Bodoni has been cast especially for Wunderkammer in Swamp Press (USA). For the illustrations we have turned to another great one: Ernest Haeckel, German naturalist who with his work Kunstformen der Natur (1904) revealed himself as an immense artist, possessor of an authentic Wunderkammer essence. In each copy of this collection, the reader will find a miniature reproduction of one of its plates, to be used as a bookmark, to collect, to give away or simply to enjoy contemplating it.
La condesa sangrienta - Valentine Penrose
Novel based on the true story of Erzsébet Báthory, a Hungarian aristocrat who in the s. XVI murdered more than 600 maidens in the basements of her castle, to bathe in the blood as elixir of youth. A damned character that has become a myth.
El ojo en la mitología. Su simbolismo - Juan Eduardo Cirlot
Study of the symbolism of the image of the eye in different cultures and religions. The eye in mythology, of the poet and art critic Juan Eduardo Cirlot (Barcelona 1916-1973) is the germ of his later Dictionary of symbols.
El hechicero de Meudon - Éliphas Lévi
The imagined life of François Rabelais, narrated by the author of Dogma and ritual of high magic. A utopian novel pregnant with the universe of Gargantua and Pantagruel, an hymn to humanism and freedom, good life and good wine.
Axel - Auguste Villiers de l'Isle Adam
A young nobleman lives isolated in his castle of the Black Forest, oblivious to worldly temptations. Neither power, nor treasures, nor hidden knowledge, nor even loving passion, will take him out of his existential posture: the purest idealism.
Los bellos y los dandis - Clare Jerrold
A pleasant and detailed social chronicle of the uses and customs of the first dandies, from the court of Charles II of England to Brummel and Byron. How they dressed, how they fashioned their hair, what clubs they attended and what games ruined them.
Vida amorosa de Charles Baudelaire - Camille Mauclair
The truculent erotic life of Baudelaire, under magnifying glass. A study that allows to read The flowers of evil in a biographical key and questions why the poet was unable to establish a relationship of true love, except, perhaps, with his mother.
Poet and North American medium, contemporary of Emily Dickinson. Doten recited poems in public saying she was possessed by the spirits of writers like Edgar Allan Poe. She was, above all, a fighter for the emancipation of women.
Sol negro. Depresión y melancolía - Julia Kristeva
A reference psychoanalytic essay by one of the great European intellectuals of today. Kristeva invites Dostoievsky, Nerval and Duras to her couch to study the relationship between creation and melancholy.
El doble - Raymond Roussel
The first novel by the author of cult that has inspired artists of all disciplines, translated for the first time into Spanish. Verse by verse, we follow a frustrated actor in his adventures and misadventures during the carnival of Nice.
Diario íntimo - Pierre Loti
Correspondence and personal thoughts of the sailor-writer who seduced all the Europe of his time. His travels, loves and despairs, in a delicious, evocative and melancholic text.
Los raros - Rubén Darío
A collection of biographical sketches of the writers that Darío met in Paris: extravagant, cursed, always touched by the incorruptible faith in literature. The best prose of the author, at the service of a canon of heterodox.
Lo que dicen las mesas parlantes - Victor Hugo
The mediumistic conversations that Victor Hugo maintained with some distinguished spirits during his exile on the island of Jersey (1854-1855): the Ocean, Shakespeare, Jesus Christ, Galileo or Death itself. An inspiring text that claims romantic art.