Sunday, November 23, 2008

Handsome is Engelbrecht Again!

Here are some glamour shots of Rhys Hughes' new novel, Engelbrecht Again! (limited to 300 hardcover copies).

The book can be purchased at select specialty booksellers, or order directly from Dead Letter Press by selecting one of the pay options to the right of these photos.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Engelbrecht is here!!

I'll post photos of the book soon, but until then this scan allows readers to see the beautiful gold design stamped on the cover of Engelbrecht Again!, Rhys Hughes' most ingenious book yet.

Books have begun to ship in this order: first, to all those who pre-ordered; then dealer orders will be filled; followed by review copies.

Order Engelbrecht Again! today, before the lil' guy gets away.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Engelbrecht is at the printer. The presses are rolling!

Rhys' brilliant novel Engelbrecht Again! went to the printer a little over a week ago. Today, following the approval of the printer proofs, the presses started rolling! HERE COMES ENGELBRECHT!

Rhys is currently busy signing the illustrated bookplates and everything is on schedule for an October 31 release.

There's no stopping the dwarf!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SIGNED BOOKPLATE and other good news:

Engelbrecht Again! will be accompanied by a special archival bookplate signed by author Rhys Hughes.

Also, Rhys has turned in a long and impressive essay about his writing influences, the history and evolution of Engelbrecht, and much more. Originally I planned to produce this as a chapbook, but after reading about Rhys' adventures in writing (and publishing), I felt the essay belonged in the book. So Rhys' wonderful essay "How Engelbrecht Came Again" is now a ten-page afterword in Engelbrecht Again! (and in place of the chapbook, I will issue a signed bookplate with each copy -- doh! see above!)

Oh, and lastly: Engelbrecht races to the printer this week!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

At long last: ENGELBRECHT

Engelbrecht Again!
Written by Rhys Hughes
Introduction by Jeff VanderMeer
Cover art and frontispiece by
Keith Minnion
Limited to 300 copies
ISBN-13: 978-0-9796335-4-6

September 2008 by Dead Letter Press

Engelbrecht is a dwarf surrealist boxer who does most of his fighting against clocks. His exploits were first chronicled by Maurice Richardson back in the 1940s in the pages of the esteemed Lilliput magazine. Engelbrecht is the most famous member of the Surrealist Sportsman’s Club, a very dubious society that spends the time it has left between the collapse of the moon and the end of the universe taking the concept of the 'game' to its logical limit, for instance arranging a rugby match between Mars and the entire human race, or playing chess with boy scouts and nuclear bombs as pieces.

Sixty or so years after his first appearance Engelbrecht has returned for another set of exploits that will take him on a voyage around the world, into space, down to Hell, into a labyrinth of plots and counter-plots that could mean the destruction of the entire membership of the Surrealist Sportsman’s Club. Running the gauntlet with gorgons, competing in the mesmeric tour-de-trance bicycle race, climbing the north face of the largest ego in existence, playing tug-o’-war with entire continents and even indulging in a round of lipograms with the monstrous Père Ubu – all these are in a day’s work for the plucky Engelbrecht!

A beautiful 272-page Smythe sewn hardcover bound in green leatherette and stamped in gold.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Engelbrecht gets the last word!

Dead Letter Press is excited to announce the publication of Rhys Hughes' humorous novel Engelbrecht Again! as a limited-edition hardcover. The book continues the outrageous adventures of the dwarf surrealist boxer created by Maurice Richardson in the late 1940's, but I must say, Rhys has seriously (a strange word to use in regards to Engelbrecht) ratcheted up the absurdity a healthy notch or two. Indeed, Rhys has outdone himself.

It's taken Engelbrecht a few years to get this far, but it just goes to prove you can't keep the little fellow down! More details on EA! coming soon.