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.
treyf : news
treyf 25th anniversary editions
new print and digital editions of old Treyf classics:
new release November 2014
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
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.
new release April 2014
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.
new release October 2015
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
new release 2016
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
frequently asked questions
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 forthcoming 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.