THE ZOMBIE OF GREAT PERU:
OR THE COUNTESS OF COCAGNE
by Pierre-Corneille Blessebois / Translated from the French by Doug Skinner
With a preface by Guillaume Apollinaire
A zombie rises from the grave of French literature to stalk the earth once more! This bizarre novel – written in 1697 – marks the first mention of the word “zombie” in world literature. It is a wicked tale of lascivious lust and lunatic desires, a strange concoction of prose and verse, set in the sexual and racial hothouse of colonial Guadeloupe. Our narrator has his eye on the beautiful Creole Countess, who goes barefoot and serves her guests tadpoles. When she offers him sex in exchange for magical powers, he tricks her into thinking she’s an invisible zombie; slapstick, humiliation, and confusion follow. . FIRST PUBLICATION IN ENGLISH!
$10.95 / trade paperback; 146 pp.