NIGHTMARES OF AN ETHER-DRINKER BACK IN PRINT

28 MAR 02: NIGHTMARES
OF AN ETHER-DRINKER
BACK IN PRINT

“The next title to be published
by the Tartarus
Press
will be Nightmares of an


Ether-Drinker by
Jean Lorrain, translated by Brian Stableford. Lorrain was an


archetypal doomed decadent
of the 1890s whose chosen drug, ether, killed him


horribly, though not before
it had inspired him to write a series of morbid


tales which are translated
and collected by Brian Stableford for the first time.

It will be published in
the slightly different format which we have just used


for John Gale’s collection
of prose poems, A Damask of the Dead. It will also


have 1890’s style boards
printed in two colours, and a dustjacket.”

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith. https://linktr.ee/jaywbabcock