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Regard by Pablo D'Stair
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"Pablo D'Stair is defining the new writer. There is NO ONE else. As reckless as Kerouac's 120-foot trace paper, D'Stair's independence from all of us needs to be studied and celebrated." (TONY BURGESS author of People Live Still In Cashtown Corners) Village Idiot Press presents the definitive editions of the collected novels, novella, and short stories of author Pablo D'Stair. The 42 volumes are presented in chronological order of composition, 2000-2020. From REGARD: Cautiously, she reached for a bottle of hand-soap (transparent yellow with the appearance of bubbles throughout it) lifting it overtop of the insect while she turned open the cap and then, with excruciating slowness (she had the growing impression the insect was aware of her motivation) pouring a good amount of the contents out, covering the insect, which only for a moment moved (a twitch one way and then the other) eventually the antennae bending, rested on the surface of the soap. "D'Stair doesn't just write like a house afire, he writes like the whole city's burning, and these words he's putting on the page are the thing that can save us all." (STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES author of The Only Good Indian)

Author Biography

PABLO D'STAIR was born in 1981. At the age of 19 he composed his first novel (October People) for the 3 Day Novel Writing Contest sponsored by Anvil Press. The novel did not win the competition but was published in the subsequent year - along with his second novel (Confidant) - by the infamous and now defunct vanity book-mill Publish America. In the mid-2000's, D'Stair co-founded the art-house press Brown Paper Publishing with his colleague, the novelist, musician, and painter Goodloe Byron. Through this press and its literary journal Predicate, he released the work of more than fifty of his peers along with editions of two dozen of his own books (including Regard, dustjacket flowers, Candour, a man who killed the alphabet, Carthago Delenda Est, and the novella comprising they say the owl was a baker's daughter: four existential noirs). Eventually shuttering BPP, D'Stair founded (KUOBA) press, continuing to publish work by his contemporaries. During this era, his own literary output remained prolific but largely unreleased, though several works were made available as limited-edition print projects and in various electronic mediums (including the purse snatcher letters, the cigarette miscellany, and the five novella comprising Trevor English). D'Stair spent several years as a cinema critic - primarily for the UK site Battle Royale with Cheese - and as an essayist/interviewer for the national newspaper of Sri Lanka's Sunday Observer (through which periodical several of his novella and a story collection were serialized). Also during this period, D'Stair began working as an underground filmmaker in the capacities of writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and performer - the cinematography of his first feature (A Public Ransom) earned an award in international competition at the XIX Internacionlni TV Festival (Bar, Montenegro 2014). D'Stair has also written several volumes of poetry, more than four dozen pieces of theatre, written and directed music videos, written and illustrated graphic novels and comic-book series, and writ-ten/produced/performed audio essays. His work across all mediums has often been released pseudonymously. Presently, he lives and writes in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Release date Australia
August 4th, 2020
  • General (US: Trade)
Collected Works of Pablo d'Stair (Volume 4) ed.
Village Idiot Press
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