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Allan Graubard

He collaborates with a host of creators in dance, music, art and science, from Alice Farley Dance Co. in the recent The Wind's Skeleton (Beyond Baroque Theater, LA; Bowery Poetry Club, NY) to the celebrated conductor-composer Butch Morris. His theater work, Woman Bomb/De Sade was in workshop in New York and his previous For Alejandra premiered in New York then toured to Washington, DC, Dubrovnik, Croatia, and the Sibiu International Theater Festival, Sibiu Romania, where it was published in translation with a national radio broadcast. Other theater works include Folding Space, with Butch Morris Ensemble, Jazz em Augosto Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, Lache pas la Patate, (Bayou Bijou Theater, Lafayette, Louisiana, a Smithsonian Folklife Project), and The One in the Other, Synchronicity Space Theater, New York. His adaptation of the surrealist classic King Gordogan, by Radovan Ivsic, opened to acclaim at the Ohio Theater, New York, with Croatian PEN Center, Zagreb, publishing the play, with essays on the playwright. Modette, his grand music-theater work with Butch Morris, premiered at Aaron Davis Hall, New Voices, New Visions Series, after playing at PS 122, Roulette Intermedia Performance Space and other downtown NY venues. Additional theater works include There was blood, much blood (Manhattan Class Company Theatre), The Test and The Ampulla (Ensemble Studio Theatre), and the on-site performance Sojourns in the Public Trust, which toured nationally. In 2006/7, he was guest artist at Wesleyan University and The Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute, NY, and in 2001, he was a juror, MES Sarajevo International Theater Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. In 2009 he will publish an anthology of surrealist poetry in the Americas, with translator Beatriz Hausner Zeller. His work is featured on the following sites:,,

Online Reviews

December 2022
Stephanie D’Alessandro and Matthew Gale
November 2021
by Andrei Codrescu, Editor
July 2021
March 2021
Jean Daive; Rosmarie Waldrop, Translator
December 2020
by Rédoine Faïd; Jérômé Pierrat, interviewer; John Galbraith Simmons and Jocelyne Geneviève Barque, Translators
November 2020
by S.D. Chrostowska
April 2020
by Robert Macfarlane
April 2019
by Ruben G. Mendoza; Melba Levick, Photographer
February 2019
October 2018
October 2017
by Victor Serge; translated by James Brook
July 2017
by Philippe Soupault; Alan Bernheimer, translator
December 2016
by Gherasim Luca; translated by Julian and Laura Semilian
December 2009

Journal Articles

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The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning by Maggie Nelson. W.W. Norton Company, New York, U.S.A., 2012. 304 pp. Trade; paper. ISBN: 978-0-393- 07215-0; ISBN: 978-0-393-34314-4

April 2013
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Philosophical Essays: A Critical Edition—Fernando Pessoa edited by Nuno Ribeiro. Contra Mundum Press, New York, U.S.A., 2012. 190 pp. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-983-697-268

February 2014
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My Life by Isadora Duncan, with an introduction by Joan Acocella. Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York, U.S.A., 2012. Revised and updated from 1927 version. 368 pp. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-87140-318-6

February 2014
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Russia: A World Apart by Simon Marsden and Duncan McLaren. Paul Holberton Publishing, London, U.K., 2013. 144 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-957379-50-3

April 2014
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Otherness in Hollywood Cinema by Michael Richardson. Continuum, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2010. 272 pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-8264-6311-1

April 2014
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Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière

April 2004

The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941–1945) by Suzanne Césaire

October 2014
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The Edge of Surrealism: A Roger Caillois Reader

August 2004
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Federico Fellini: Making a Film

February 2016
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Jaroslav Rössler: Czech Avant-Garde Photographer

February 2005
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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

February 2020
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Kazuo Ohno's World: from Without and Within

June 2005
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The Eyelid

April 2021
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The Cradle of Humanity: Prehistoric Art and Culture

June 2006
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Surrealism and Cinema by Michael Richardson. Berg Publishers, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2006. 240 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 1-84520-225-2; 1-84520-226-0

June 2007
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Ghosthunter: A Journey through Haunted France by Simon Marsden. Editions Flammarion, Paris, 2006. 192 pp. Trade. ISBN: 2-0803-0530-1

February 2008
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Archeology of Violence by Pierre Clastres. Jeanine Herman, trans. SEMIOTEXT(E), Los Angeles, CA 90057. 335 pp. Softcover. ISBN-978-1-58435-093-4

October 2011
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The History of Jungle Gardens edited by Lisa B. Osborn, Shane K. Bernard and Scott Carroll. Jungle Gardens, Inc. Avery Island, LA, U.S.A., 2010. 120 pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-615-3211-7

April 2012
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Compression Purity by Will Alexander. City Lights, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., 2011. 94 pp. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-87286-541-9

February 2012
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Looking for Bruce Conner by Kevin Hatch. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2012. 418 pp. illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01681-0

February 2013