A most unusual and irresistible book for the holidays: The Stampographer

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The Stampographer by Vincent Sardon introduces American readers to one of the most unusual and original voices in contemporary French culture. It traverses Sardon’s fantastic, anarchic imagination, reveling in his dark, combative sense of humor that’s infused with Dadaist subversion and Pataphysical play.

His medium is the rubber stamp which he commandeers to skewer the power-hungry and pretentious, but his work also has sublime beauty and nuance.

Sardon channels his outrage and his sense of human decency into the indecent, profane and rude. Its emotional tenor—and its wicked sense of humor—seem particularly apt for our times. It’s also an outstanding gift book for the recipient with an expansive sense of humor.

The New York Review of Books Daily, Bookforum, The Paris Review Daily, BBC UK and several prestigious media will be reviewing The Stampographer soon (and Publishers Weekly has already written a glowing review).

 

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Siglio is an independent press dedicated to publishing uncommon books at the intersection of art & literature. Intrigued by Siglio? There’s more here. You can also read our manifesto “On the Small & the Contrary.”

All of our books—including favorite backlist titles like Tantra Song by Franck André Jamme, Sophie Calle’s The Address Book and Suite Vénitienne, and Bough Down by Karen Green—are indexed here. We also have another visually arresting and absolutely fascinating fall title just out this October: Eternal Friendship by Anouck Durand.

If you’re a librarian, and you’d like to order directly from Siglio, we offer a 25% discount for prepaid library sales, 35% if you’re purchasing over $375 worth of books, and you always get our special edition ephemera. Just write to the publisher for the code to use at checkout: lisa@sigliopress.com.

 

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