Letters from Oblivion

Andrew Condous

Out of print


Status Out of print
Release Date 2014
Limitation 100 copies
Size 13 × 25 cm
Pages 62
ISBN 978-3-9816093-8-7
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover in illustrated dustjacket, silk ribbon page marker, illustrated endpapers, frontispiece.


Letters from Oblivion is about the unknown or forgotten (and even secret) history of Les Editions de L’Oubli.

Half buried within the crystallised sands along the tidal banks of Lethe, exposed pages whistling in conformity with the unfluctuating rhythm of the Hadean winds, a call to the decrepit scavenger, who painfully extracts the abandoned treasure, brushes off the opaque mask of oblivion, and is instantly transported to the splendours of war time Bucharest. An almost forgotten world whose symbiotic forces of destruction and creation gave rise to a new potent form of Surrealism. The books, the publisher, the people, the events, the locations, the resurrection of a lost history, the denunciation of a fiction. The previously undocumented history of the most important event for Romanian Surrealism, the publishing of Les Editions de L’Oubli.