Earlier this month, I posted a statement from Richard Kostelanetz concerning his publishing activities with Archae Editions and Avant-Garde Classics. Please click HERE for that statement.
I was very fortunate to be involved with the Avant Garde Classics edition of Moby-Dick, which features introductory material from Mr. Kostelanetz, John Rocco, and myself. Also, the edition includes D.H. Lawrence's influential 1922 essay on the novel.
The Amazon description reads as follows:
Since reprints and revisions of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1951) are readily available, this is the original American printing, whose proofs its author presumably approved. That accounts for why it concludes with the publisher’s full-page advertisements, at once quaint and informative, for Melville’s earlier books. Adding to its status as a classic about a classic, this edition (7” x 10”, large typeface) reprints in its entirety D. H. Lawrence’s extended appreciation (1922) and the shorter entries contributed by John Rocco and Carter Kaplan to Richard Kostelanetz’s Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (third edition, 2018).
I should underscore that the publisher's many advertisements appearing at the end of the book are a surprising and intriguing feature. Please click the cover image (or click HERE) to visit the Amazon sales page.