JIM HAYNES

 

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Handshake Editions is a small Paris-based kitchen table literary publishing house. We have been publishing from Atelier A2 since 1980. With extremely small print runs, Handshake sells primarily to friends concerned with contemporary writing. We solicit your support. The following is a list of our titles published to date. Many are not now available, but we have every intention to re-publish these titles.

To simplify our price structure, we will charge 10 euros for most titles and 20 euros for others. We will not discourage anyone from contributing larger sums. Bookshops may order copies for 7 euros and/or 14 euros but payment must accompany the order of five or more books.
     
     
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ANARGYRIOS by John Zervos

Yannis Zervos cultivates gardens and buildings in Ethens, the island of kea and London. his organization 'the Athens centre' cultivates educational events and cultural moments. He lectures on modern Greece and is currently producing two plays, 'Romeo and Julliet' and 'Oedipous' to be performed this summer on the island of Spetses and in Athens.
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NEW DUCK BUTTER POEMS NEW DUCK BUTTER POEMS by Ted Joans
This collection launched Handshake Editions, 1986. When Ted was scheduled to read at UNESCO, I suggested we edit a small collection of his poetry to sell at the reading. Temporarily out of print.
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RAGS AND JEWELS  RAGS AND JEWELS by Sarah Bean
This collection of autobiographical stories has an underground following. It is more or less out of print. (Maybe there are four or five copies still available.) A French-language translation has been prepared, but never published. We plan to reprint.
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 THE CLINGING BRIGHTNESS by Sarah Bean
The diary of a journey East, from Paris to Nepal, through Israel and India.
 
   
BROKEN UP AND DANCES  BROKEN UP AND DANCES by Michael Zwerin
This collection of jazz essays, mainly taken from his International Herald Tribune column, was picked up at a Frankfurt Book Fair by Quartet Books In London, reprinted in a new edition and a new title. No longer available in the Handshake Edition. It can be found under the title, CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ.
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INTERPLAY  INTERPLAY by Mike Zwerin
A collection of essays.
"Musicians tend to put themshelves into boxes... The boxes can be stylistic, geographic or racial. INTERPLAY tries to get jazz and rock and people out of some boxes."
Out of print.
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WEIRD FUCKS  WEIRD FUCKS by Lynne Tillman
Another collection of short stories that is out of print in the Handshake Edition.
It can be found in a new and bigger collection of stories of Lynne's published by Serpent's Tail In London under the title, ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART.
 
   
THE LESSON THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO TEACH US  THE LESSON THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO TEACH US by Tom Dunker
This little gem of a story was first published in HORSESHIT, a magazine written, edited, and published by Tom Dunker and his brother, Robert. As far as I know, it is out of print. I would love to put it back into print.
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POEMS 0F A WANDERING JEWESS  POEMS 0F A WANDERING JEWESS by Judith Malina
After several editions, Handshake gave the book to Judith Malina to reprint in the USA.
 
   
THE PARIS/VENICE POEMS

 THE PARIS/VENICE POEMS by Barry Gifford
The Handshake edition is out of print. It is now available in his COLLECTED POEMS published by Creative Arts Book Company, Berkeley.

 
   
KALI WOMEN AND CABALLEROS  KALI WOMEN AND CABALLEROS by Elaine J. Cohen
Poetry.
A few copies still available.
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MERVEILLEUX COUP DE FOUDRE  MERVEILLEUX COUP DE FOUDRE by Ted Joans and Jayne Cortez
Their poetry in French translation.
A few copies available.
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NOW AFTER THESE THINGS  NOW AFTER THESE THINGS by Samuel Brecher
An autobiography.
Out of print.
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GATHERING TOGETHER  GATHERING TOGETHER by Amanda P. Porter
Poetry.
Out of print.
 
   
AT THE CLEARING 0F THE DARKNESS  AT THE CLEARING 0F THE DARKNESS by Echnaton (Hans Schano)
Poems and riff rap.
Out of print.
 
            
POWDERED PUNCH  POWDERED PUNCH by Yianna Katsoulos
39 poems and 1 short story.
A few copies still available.
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DELIVER US FROM LOVE  DELIVER US FROM LOVE by Suzanne Brøgger
This tour de force collection of essays was first published in her native Danish and slowly but surely gathered a following. It now exists in at least a dozen languages. It was published in Britain and America and when it went out of print, it was not reprinted. Some years ago, while lunching in Paris with Suzanne. I bemoaned the fact that it was out of print in English. By the time our lunch was over, it was decided that Handshake would keep it in print. And we have.
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BLOOD  BLOOD by William Levy
Introduction by Xaviera Hollander.
A collection of poetry.
A few copies are still available.
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HONEY SPOON  HONEY SPOON by Ted Joans
An autobiographical prose novel.
Still in print.
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MONEY SOON  MONEY SOON by Ted Joans
Ted has left us to re-join his ancestors.
A few copies have been printed by Hanshake.
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LOVE IN THE MINIMALIST MODE  LOVE IN THE MINIMALIST MODE by Mary Guggenheim
A highly stylized novel.
A few copies still available.
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MOONBURNT  MOONBURNT by Roy Williamson
A collection of poetry.
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THE CASSETTE GAZETTE  THE CASSETTE GAZETTE - an audio magazine edited by Jim Haynes
First conceived in the 60s, this audio cassette 'magazine' appeared from time to time.
Out of print:
   #1 Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Charles de Gaulle, Grandma Haynes, Charles Bukowski...
   #2 Edward Limonov, William Levy, Ted Joans, Gertrude Stein, Bucky Fuller...
   #3 Charles Bukowski Special
   #4 The Polish number
   #5 Fran & Jay Landesman, James Baldwin, Margo St James...
   #6 "Sitting Around the Kitchen Table"
   #7 A Homage to Langston Hughes
   #8 Launching of "Frank" N°4, honoring Edouard Roditi
 
 
HELLO, I LOVE YOU!  HELLO, I LOVE YOU! A collection of voices exploring sexual freedom
Edited by Jeanne Pasle-Green and Jim Haynes
This sexual freedom anthology was first published before the creation of Handshake Editions in the early 70s. Also translated and published into French, Italian, and German. Handshake would like to publish a new edition in all four languages.
Copies available in English and also in French translation.
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WORKERS 0F THE WORLD, UNITE AND STOP WORKING!  WORKERS 0F THE WORLD, UNITE AND STOP WORKING! A REPLY TO MARXISM by Jim Haynes
Another manifesto that was published in a bi-lingual edition (English/French) in 1978 before the creation of Handshake editions. Later it appeared in German and then in 1993, it was published in St.Petersburg in a bi-lingual Russian/English edition.
A new edition available in English.
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EVERYTHING IS!  EVERYTHING IS! Soft Manifestos for Our Time by Jim Haynes
This collection of short essays first appeared in 1980 in a Handshake edition. Shortly afterwards, Handshake published a French-language edition. Also published in German.
Available now in English in a new edition.
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THE ISKRA SCROLLS  THE ISKRA SCROLLS, a novella of Paris by Ken Timmerman
A first edition was published by Handshake in 1980.
Out of print.
 
   
MIRACLE, ELLE A PONDU  MIRACLE, ELLE A PONDU, by Françoise Geier
published by Handshake in 1980.
Out of print.
 
   
1 HISTOIRE PAR SEMAINE  1 HISTOIRE PAR SEMAINE, by Françoise Geier
published by Handshake in 1981.
Out of print.
 
   
FOREIGN  FOREIGN, poems ans short stories by John Dean
published by Handshake in 1980.
Out of print.
 
   
MORE ROMANCE, LESS ROMANTICISM  MORE ROMANCE, LESS ROMANTICISM, edited by Jim Haynes
A very small first edition was published by Handshake in 1982.
A new small edition available.
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HOMAGE TO HENRY,  HOMAGE TO HENRY,
a homage to HENRY MILLER
edited by Jim Haynes
Two Handshake editions published in the early 80s.
A new edition available in 2005.
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THANKS FOR COMING!  THANKS FOR COMING!
A PARTICIPATORY AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Jim Haynes
First published in 1982 in two volumes in an extremely limited Handshake Edition (25 copies) in order to win a wager with Betty Dodson as to who could produce their autobiography first (I won!). Faber & Faber published it in Britain and the USA in 1984. Officially out of print. A few copies are still available from Handshake if any of you would like one.
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JUST SAY "NO" TO FAMILY VALUES  JUST SAY "NO" TO FAMILY VALUES and other rants, howls, and moans
by David Day. Published in 1997.
A small edition available.
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ROUND THE WORLD IN 33 DAYS

 ROUND THE WORLD IN 33 DAYS, a chronicle reported, by Jim Haynes
The story of a journey.
Published in 2002.
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TALES OF LOVE, LUST AND ADVENTURES  TALES OF LOVE, LUST AND ADVENTURES
Edited by Jim Haynes
Published in 2005.
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VERY ROUGH AND VERY SELF-INDULGENT YEAR BY YEAR CHRONOLOGY  VERY ROUGH AND VERY SELF-INDULGENT YEAR BY YEAR CHRONOLOGY
by Jim Haynes, 2005.
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  The People to People travel guides  
 

Conceived and edited by Jim Haynes, Handshake Editions co-published the first two with Canongate Books (edinburgh) and Zephyr (Boston).
Copies can be ordered direct from Handshake.
The series was awarded a prize in 1992 by 'The Institute for Social Inventions' in London as one of the best ideas of the year. The books contain 1000 people you can meet. Almost 15 years after publishing, but most of the information is still relevant.

 
THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL GUIDES  THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL GUIDES
POLAND
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THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL GUIDES  THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL GUIDES
ROMANIA
Out of print.
 
   
  Three more have appeared under the Canongate Books in Edinburgh and Zephyr in Boston imprints:
 
THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL GUIDES  THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL GUIDES
THE CZECH REPUBLIC / SLOVAKIA / HUNGARY / BULGARIA
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THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL GUIDES  THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL GUIDES
THE BALTIC STATES: ESTONIA / LATVIA / LITHUANIA
Out of print.
 
   
THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL GUIDES  THE PEOPLE TO PEOPLE TRAVEL GUIDES
RUSSIA
Out of print.
 
     
     
  Mosaic Press / Handshake Editions  
     
WHAT'S WRONG? WHAT'S RIGHT?  WHAT'S WRONG? WHAT'S RIGHT?
Poetry by John Calder.
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PARABLES/POEMS by Pablo Armando Fernandez  PARABLES/POEMS
Poetry by Pablo Armando Fernández.
Bi-lingual Spanish/English.
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  Mosaic Press published  
     
IN DEFENSE OF LITERATURE for JOHN CALDER  IN DEFENSE OF LITERATURE for JOHN CALDER
a Festschrift honouring John Calder.
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WHITE WASHING FENCES  WHITE WASHING FENCES
a Festschrift honouring Jim Haynes.
Mosaic Press, Sept. 2005.
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  THROW A GREAT PARTY (AKA THE JIM HAYNES' COOK BOOK)  
     
Throw A Great Party, the Jim Haynes' Cook Book  THROW A GREAT PARTY, inspired by evenings in Paris with Jim Haynes
by Mary Bartlett, Catherine Monnet, Antonia Hoogewerf.
Paperback, 194 p., size 7.5 x 9.25. Published Oct. 2007.

Party time! Inspired by Jim Haynes' legendary Paris dinners, this practical guide shows how to have a ball entertaining with a minimum of fuss...>
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  in preparation  
     
   COME AGAIN! Further Adventures of Young Jim Haynes
Volume 2 of the participatory autobiography (in preparation).
 
     
   WOMENS LIBERATION: A DEFINITION by Jim Haynes
If I can persuade Karolina Blåberg to co-edit, this one-sentence (plus footnote) one page book will be published one of these days in a great number of languages. No publication date planned.
 
     
   JIM'S BIRTHDAY CALENDAR BOOK
With photographs by Jesper Haynes. If you would like your birthday listed, please let us know. Still in preparation.
 
     
   COLLECTED NEWSLETTERS
by Jim Haynes
Newsletters first launched in the late 60s. It would be fun to publish them all. Over 700 produced.
 
     
     
     
     
 
this document last updated on août 18, 2014
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