treyf 25th anniversary

I feel there should have been some recognition of the Spice Girls at this year's 25th anniversary. We flew the flag for Britain around the globe in the 1990s and we achieved a hell of a lot.

Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), contactmusic.com

And currently, there are four to five new works in the pipeline for upcoming celebrations such as the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Australian Federation, my 50th Birthday, and Sydney Dance Company's 25th Anniversary.

Graeme Murphy, criticaldance.com Interviews

And this year is going to be the 25th anniversary of the 17-0 team, the only undefeated season.

Don Shula's Enshrinement Speech Transcript,
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Scientists have discovered that the longer people stay married, the more they begin to look alike. After 25 years you better start putting name tags in your underwear. Happy Anniversary.



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treyf 25th anniversary editions
new print and digital editions of old Treyf classics:

Pig City Model Farm
Room Behavior
Death Wish, Starring Charles Bronson, Architect
Games Oligopolists Play
Special 25th Anniversary Commemoration Page

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according to plan

“Clearly, someone had to have a plan, an idea, a beginning …”

John McCabe, Stickleback

Rob Kovitz’s latest super-cut bookwork, According to Plan, begins with an immoderate interest in the word “plan,” and every text selection includes the word “plan.” The result is a funny, disquieting, and thought-provoking exploration of the human obsession with making plans.

Manly Library Artists' Book Award
Sheffield International Artist's Book Award
Alcuin Book Design Award: First Prize, Prose Fiction

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new stock October 2014

Ice Fishing in Gimli

“Imagine being outside time. That the past and future are revolving around you, and you cannot place yourself properly. That your body, your receptacle, has been numbed free of history. Because I feel this way, I can see clearly when and where the evil started …”

Richard Zimmler, The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

After a brief out-of-stock hiatus while we set up with a new printer, Treyf Books is again pleased and relieved to announce that the 8-volume boxed-set edition of Ice Fishing in Gimli is again available for purchase here.

PDF edition also now available for purchase here.

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capital of the world

Robert Macaire, discount broker:
“Here are my conditions."

Honoré Daumier, Le Charivari, 27 September 1836

Our new Gilded Age looks a lot like the 19th century version, as seen and annotated in Capital of the World, with words and images collected and remixed from Émile Zola, Honoré Daumier, Lewis Lapham, Baron Haussmann, Sam Lipsyte, n+1 Magazine, and various others.

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dead and cold

“Listen to me,” said the Demon …

Edgar Allan Poe, Silence: A Fable

Treyf Books commemorates the recent discovery of one of the missing ships from the famously doomed Franklin polar expedition with a super-cut bookwork-novel that imagines what may have happened to this and various other fateful northern peregrinations. Warning: includes graphic and shocking scenes of boredom, failure, madness, freezing, murder, cannibalism and mysterious things that may or may not be hidden beneath flat, frozen surfaces.

From the Excerpts from Ice Fishing in Gimli Series

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the sweets of home

The word "home" can be used as a directional or a (non-directional) locative, as shown in the following examples …

Chris Collins, “Home Sweet Home,” NYU Working Papers in Linguistics

Home Sweet Home (V) - An investigative team of documentary filmmakers explore the paranormal possibilities of an alleged haunted house. However they find more than they bargained for.

Internet Movie Database, Plot Summaries

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frequently asked questions, Vol I

What am I going to say now? I’m going to ask myself, I’m going to ask questions: that’s a good stop-gap. (Not that I’m in any danger of stopping. Then why all this fuss?) That’s right, questions: I know millions, I must know millions.

Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable

Rob Kovitz’s eagerly awaited supercut extravaganza, Frequently Asked Questions, is an epistemological-ontological-metaphysical-montage-appropriation-detective-spy-mystery-thriller-courtroom procedure caper, in which every text selection includes the word question, but much funnier than that sounds (though not any shorter). In two volumes.

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treyf store

Treyf Books launches the new Treyf Store, powered by Payhip. Buy direct from Treyf.

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