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Infra-Noir #2:

The Idyll is Over

Jonathan Wood

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Status available
Release Date 2020
Size 10 × 30 cm
Workmanship Hand-sewn booklet, printed on a few handmade cotton rag pages with deckled edges.


There will come creeping a shadow time, perhaps that shadow time is now, a morbid tracery of your own self's rebellion, when you awake with a start, falling out of love with the essence of your being, gasping for your literary oxygen, your reason for being something rather than nothing. Characters on the printed page and in your imagination become the lovelorn orphans of your secret ways, your literary joy-decayed fate…

About Jonathan Wood

Jonathan Wood lives in London and is the proprietor of the Arbor Vitae Press and has written and published a clutch of sought-after small press works, including 6 issues of the esoteric literary journal Through the Woods as well as four volumes of poetry by award-winning Anglo-Welsh poet, Nigel Humphreys. His own fiction has been extensively published by Zagava,  Ex Occidente/Mount Abraxas, Raphus and Egaeus as well as literary articles for the Private Libraries Association and Tartarus Press. He is an inveterate book collector and an occasional book dealer, specialising in the obscure by-ways of literature, shadowing the London rare …

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