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Our latest publication is the seventh edition of Patricide which has the title SURRINEMA – beyond Cinema. It is a fully illustrated book with 150 pages and includes a DVD Video disc with 117 minutes of short films. The book includes Jan Švankmajer’s Decalogue plus an extract from the working script from his forthcoming film Insects (2015). It also has Krzysztof Fijalkowski on the cinemas of Serbian Surrealism, Stella Keen on the work of Jeff Keen, Michael O’Pray on David Lynch & Dread and Jan Švankmajer & Archimboldo (two separate articles), Michael Richardson on André Delvaux and Richard Misiano Genovese on Georges Franju. These articles alternate with film scripts by Edward Knight, John Welson, Desmond Morris, Rafet Arslan and Jan Švankmajer as well as images, poems and prose from other writers and artists.

The DVD included with Patricide Seven SURRINEMA features films by Jeff Keen, Ian Walker, Neil Coombs, Kathleen Fox, Renay Kerkman, Darren Thomas and Tony Convey.

Limited to 200 copies – the publication is scheduled for 30th November and the book & DVD package can be PRE-ORDERED HERE on the OFFERS! page.




Also still available – HEADWORKS – the very first anthology of poetry by the surrealist artist, writer, zoologist and broadcaster, Desmond Morris. The book is illustrated throughout in colour with 80 paintings from a suite of works produced in 2013. The poems cover the period from 1945 to 2014.

It is a hardback book and is published in a limited first edition of 200 numbered copies all of which are signed by Desmond Morris.


Our books are also available online from The Book Depository or in the flesh from the ICA, Hayward, Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery and Foyles Bookshop (London), Cornerhouse (Manchester), Mostyn (Llandudno) and other good book stores.

Please support your local independent book shop and ask them to order our books for you (the titles and ISBNs are listed here).


Other recent publications include the books Headworks, Inrock, Y Gwiblu BrithThe Outsider, No Ideas But in ThingsCahier de CatéchèseThe Surrealist Cookbook, The Groodoyals of Terre RougeFor Myra For IrisThe Fluxus President, Surrealism in Wales, The Phantoms of Surrealism, and Monomono Banza Diaries Vol. 1 

Booksellers and other retailers can order our publications through Central Books.