"It is, to say the least, an odd book."

Blog review of Vampyroteuthis Infernalis by Vilem Flusser in John Coulthart's blog feuilleton.

flusser_vampyroteuthis coverThis, then, is the book that arrived a fortnight ago when I just happened to be in the midst of a week of tentacle posts. Vampyroteuthis Infernalis: A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste was originally published in Germany in 1987. This new edition is the first translation into English (by Valentine A. Pakis) published by the University of Minnesota Press in their Posthumanities series. It’s 100 pages long with a supplement of squid illustrations by Louis Bec. It is, to say the least, an odd book:

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Published in: feuilleton (Blog)
By: John Coulthart