Monday, March 23, 2009

Discovery showcase

In November last year Horia, the editor of Millennium Press, showed me a copy of the first title of a new Romanian publishing house, Ex Occidente Press. However, this piece of information ended up in the back drawers of my mind until a few days ago when someone reminded me of this publishing house. So, I undusted my piece of information and went in the search of new ones. This way I found their website, catalogue of titles and presentation, which I’ll quote here:

Ex Occidente Press is an independent publishing house from that doubtful place that was once called "la Porte de l'Orient" by travellers, seers and esoterists, generals and freemasons, poets and spies, prostitutes and rakes, salon artists and theologians, but which is known nowadays under the name of Bucharest. Ex Occidente Press specialises in rara et nova fiction of the supernatural, the odd and the weird, the strange and the decadent, the fantastic and the obscure, the very holy and the luxuriously heretical. Ex Occidente Press places equal emphasis on introducing both new works from contemporary writers and works from an earlier age of European literature that has been neglected in the English-speaking world.

The title I saw was on excellent graphic conditions and if all Ex Occidente Press are like that one than the job done by this new publishing house is a very good one. I find their prices a bit expensive, but then again all the limited editions seem this way. I would certainly like to read some of their titles and to see how Ex Occidente Press develops in the future. And I have to discover an elixir of life too, because my reading list is gathering titles in a vertiginous way.

5 comments:

Highlander said...

Mihai,

I recently reviewed "Putting The Pieces In Place' by R.B.Russell and published by Ex Occidente Press and was impressed, not just with the writing, but also the production values.

Oh and good luck with the elixir, I think it might sell well:-)

Dark Wolf said...

Colin, I read your review and it is one of the things which reminded me of Ex Occidente Press.
I think that such an elixir will get me retired pretty soon ;D

kyodnb said...

yeah, i heard too about them...I can`t afford their books but hey i`m not in their target. Their books indeed are impressive in the way they look.

Barbara Martin said...

The books in their catalogue look very interesting. Thank you for the information.

Dark Wolf said...

Bogdan, their work is pretty impressive :)

Barbara, I think that too. I definitely have to look at other titles of theirs :)