Corn on Macabre

Anti-Oedipus Press • 2016
Paperback: 104 pages • 5 x 8 • $9.95 • ISBN 978-0-9905733-2-6


These nineteen “invasive” fictions were discovered in that portion of the brain that is continuous with the spinal cord and comprises the medulla oblongata, pons, midbrain, and parts of the hypothalamus, functioning in the control of reflexes and such essential internal mechanisms as respiration and heartbeat. Here you’ll find kernels of fact hidden inside an impenetrable shell of steely myth. Each text has been seasoned with artificial ingredients designed to feed a nation at war with itself. As the author has said, “This war of words is hell!” And who better to hurl transformative hand grenades than Norman Conquest, Président and Fondateur of Black Scat Books.


NORMAN CONQUEST (a.k.a. Derek Pell) is a writer, satirist and visual artist—the author of over 40 books, including works of experimental fiction, satire, art and nonfiction. His work has appeared in some 300 newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and Europe, including The London Times, L.A. Weekly, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Interview, Natural History, Fiction International, National Lampoon, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine.