Available NOW: Jean Ferry’s The Conductor and Other Tales

November 27th, 2013 § 0 comments

From Wakefield Press, winner of a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, the only book of prose fiction by ’Pataphysician, Surrealist, and fantasist Jean Ferry: The Conductor and Other Tales! First published to cult acclaim in 1950, in a print run of 100 copies, and since multiply revived by Gallimard (1953), Calmann-Lévy (1992), and Éditions Finitude (2011), this forgotten gem is finally in English for the first time, augmented by stories unearthed from the author’s papers. From this:


To this:

Ferry - Conductor

Available now from Amazon and other fine purveyors of the printed word.

No sooner have review copies been shipped out than reviews are already leaking in. Tosh Berman, famed Vian devotee and himself a fine connoisseur of things French—the publisher of TamTam Books and a buyer for LA’s indie favorite Book Soup

“Now we can read this rarity and marvel to Ferry’s mix of humor and dread… having and reading this is actually a very important part of the puzzle. 20th Century French literature is a large spider with its webs going towards different directions and areas. Here is one map one should own and read.”

Some stories from the collection are available online:
And others in print:

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