Serafino Macchiati, Paul Verlaine, Bibi la Purée et Stéphane Mallarmé au café Procope (1890)

"Always be a poet, even in prose."

Charles Baudelaire

Brassaï, Lighting the Lamps at Dusk on the Place de la Concorde, Paris, 1932-33 © Estate Brassaï / RMN-Grand Palais

"I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still."

Arthur Rimbaud

Paul Klee, Angelus Novus (1920) © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner

"Everything in the world exists to end up as a book."

Stéphane Mallarmé

Brassaï, Lighting the Lamps at Dusk on the Place de la Concorde, Paris, 1932-33 © Estate Brassaï / RMN-Grand Palais

"Music first and foremost! In your verse,
Choose those meters odd of syllable,
Supple in the air, vague, flexible,
Free of pounding beat, heavy or terse."

Paul Verlaine

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Éditions Maudites is an independent, boutique press which, in the spirit of les poètes maudits, publishes literary and philosophical works that are innovative and imaginative, subversive and provocative, challenging artistic, academic and wider cultural norms and traditions.

A small, select number of titles will be published each year, with preference given to works in translation and to relatively obscure or marginalised writers.

Books are presented in high-quality, limited-run editions.

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