Literature
Al Dante
 
Founded in 1994, Al Dante aims to bring the most contemporary writing out of the margins. Al Dante publishes books—poetry, poetic and experimental proses, historical avant-gardes, theoretical essays, catalogs and artists' publications, anthologies, reviews—but also CDs (sound poetry, music), DVDs, journals, organizes and participates in events—readings, performances, colloquiums, exhibitions...

Al Dante's catalogue is integrated into that of Les presses du réel since 2018, and its program extended, in all its poetic and political radicality, within a new collection directed by Laurent Cauwet.

See also the Al Dante catalogue in distribution, for all titles released before 2018.
 
Series directed by Laurent Cauwet.
Ahmed Slama - Marche-frontière
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
forthcoming
A very personal literary narrative, with a singular writing, of a migrant's experience of wandering and borders.
Adriano Spatola - Vers une poésie totale
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
forthcoming
Undoubtedly one of the most important texts on the out of book poetry, both a documentary sum and a manifesto to underline the major role that the poetry and the poets have occupied and occupy in the whole of the transformations that have upset the the contemporary art field, considered by the amateurs and the researchers like a true bible.
Seloua Luste Boulbina - Alger-Tokyo - Des émissaires de l\'anticolonialisme en Asie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Al Dante
A transversal vision of the affirmation of a global Afro-Asian South through the anti-colonial resistance and war diplomacy of Algerians in Asia and Japan, bringing together history, politics, political philosophy, and poetics.
Henri Lefebvre - Malo suivie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
In 132 fragments, Malo suivie publishes the desire of a man, the viewer-perceiver, for a woman known as Malo, formulating the lack and the attraction by means of the sketch.
Anthologie internationale de poésie contemporaine - 2. Brésil – Poésie intraitable
2022
bilingual edition (French / Portuguese)
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
This anthology gathers some of the most emblematic authors of the Brazilian poetic modernity, in its widest amplitude and with the intractable will to reveal its incessant reinvention.
Jean-Marie Gleize - Dans le style de l\'attente
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
An exploration in thirteen chapters of the question of the name, in a poetic ensemble crossed by childhood, memory, and the obsession of the return.
F.J. Ossang - Génération Néant
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Reissue of the cult punk book by the transgender artist (filmmaker, musician, poet, writer...) Ossang, written in 1980 and first published in 1993, now impossible to find.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Enquête de flagrance pour musique létale
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Al Dante
Frédéric Acquaviva, as Mozart of the assize court, questions, in this only known example of judicial sound art, justice and its functioning, but especially insists on the fragile barrier which separates criminals from honest composers.
Julien Blaine - Julien Blaine présente quelques-uns de ses amis Animaux-&-artistes
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Through a ready-made exhibition of works made by animals, the poet Julien Blaine offers a vision as comical as it is tragic of the art world, while trying to "establish a communication between the lost world and the contemporary world."
Myr Muratet - Manuel d\'écologie urbaine
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
This manual provides the current state of knowledge on the functioning of nature in an urban environment: its ecology.
Paul-Armand Gette - Artémis & Paul-Armand Gette - 50 ans de rencontres & conversations
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Al Dante
The very first major monograph of Paul-Armand Gette.
Benjamin Fouché - Du concept de féérie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
A text declined in the form of axioms, corollaries or proposals, like an accumulation of pictures built over the course of social movements, and with the words of others (Marcel Proust, Jonathan Crary, Nathalie Quintane, Chrysippe, Karl Marx, Marie José Mondzain, Mario Tronti, Anne Parian, etc.), in order to question the gestures that make up the narrative.
Moëz Majed - Libellule
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Through a message of love, the writer evokes the memories and places of his own childhood and expresses a pessimistic and painful thought of a Tunisia adrift, which currently offers to its youth a dark future—while hoping that the light returns.
Jean-Luc Parant - Soleil la nuit
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
A long poem that questions our being in the world with a freedom that is both new and timeless, as if this word came from the origins.
Julien Blaine - 2021
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Julien Blaine's new collection of poetic, visual and typographic experiments.
Jalil Bennani - Des Djinns à la psychanalyse - Nouvelle approche des pratiques traditionnelles et contemporaines
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
A new approach to psychological suffering, integrating non-Western knowledge with that of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, in order to rethink the cultural and linguistic heritages and crossings that constitute a plural universal.
Jean Kempf - Les conquérants de l\'inutile - Photographes de conflits américains au tournant du XXIe siècle
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
American conflict photographers at the turn of the 21th century.
Jacques-Henri Michot - Un ABC de la barbarie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
An alphabet book of the commonplaces of journalistic writing bringing forward its propagandist impact.
Attaques
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
An anthology of critical and political poetry: Leslie Kaplan, Rothenberg, arts and critical positions, an anthology of contemporary Central American poetry, a catalog of visual poetry, a dossier on the Brazilian concrete poetry group Noigandres, new translations of William Blake by Jean-Jacques Viton...
Frédéric Acquaviva - Musique cabalistique
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Al Dante
A gallery of portraits of people listening to a work by Frédéric Acquaviva in progress, laid out like a flip book.
Yoann Sarrat - Phonosophie et corporalité compositionnelle - L\'art sonore de Frédéric Acquaviva
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Al Dante
An initiatory drift through the complex, multiple and singularly innovative sound art of Frédéric Acquaviva.
Michel Surya - Principes pour une littérature qui empeste - Matériologies V
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
The fifth and final part of Michel Surya's Matériologies: literature and thought to the test of the pandemic virality.
Laurent Marissal - Brecht & Brecht
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Al Dante
Portraits in 22 tableaux based on the works and words of Bertolt & George Brecht.
Emmanuèle Jawad - Interférences
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Interférences is composed of three series of poems, constructed like textual photographs. The material of this poetry crosses collective memories (protests against the Gulf War...), social news and intimist inserts, in a logic of telescoping and/or blurring of data.
Vincent Lafaille - Il a fallu apprendre à lire dans le noir
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Vincent Lafaille reinvents a poetics built on the rhythm, sometimes hesitant, staggering, of walking, in a fragmented narrative that is rooted in the time of social movements (from 2016 to 2020) where the question of how to reinvest our cities and our lives—our present—raised.
Jean-Luc Parant - Soleil des autres
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
A long poem that questions our being in the world with a freedom that is both new and timeless, as if these words came from the origins.
Marie Bauthias - Généa/logi(qu)e(s) illusoire(s)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Al Dante
Marie Bauthias' poetic collages.
Anthologie internationale de poésie contemporaine - 1. Arabie saoudite – Dans les galops du sable
2021
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
This publication brings together some of the most representative authors of Saudi Arabian poetic modernity, in its widest scope. Translated by the Tunisian poet Moëz Majed, it is the first anthology of contemporary poetry from Saudi Arabia to be published in French.
Mohammed Al Hers - Semences pour les moissons d\'absence
2021
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
The first publication in French of the Saudi poet.
Ghassan Alkhunaizi - Nuages dans les nuages
2021
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
The first publication in French of the Saudi poet.
Ahmed Almulla - Intranquillité des dunes
2021
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
The first publication in French of the Saudi poet.
Saleh Zamanan - Brève mythologie de l\'effroi
2021
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
The first publication in French of the Saudi poet.
Attaques
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
An anthology of critical and political poetry.
Paul-Armand Gette - Dessins supendus
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Al Dante
A project by Paul-Armand Gette around the censorship of the Diane Chasseresse by the artist Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), whose sex considered too naturalistic was plugged up and filled with bronze rods and then hammered in 1829 when it entered the national collections.
Paul-Armand Gette - Dessins supendus - Limited edition
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Al Dante
Limited edition with an original artwork signed by the artist.
Gabriele Belletti - Objet et sujet dans les miroirs de la poésie
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
A singular analysis of Italian poetic modernity and its relationship to reality, by the poet and theorist Gabriele Belletti.
A.C. Hello - Koma Kapital
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Koma Kapital speaks of the violence of our society and the world of work on our individualities, and their ability to either shape us, or destroy us.
A.C. Hello - Koma Kapital - Limited edition
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Koma Kapital speaks of the violence of our society and the world of work on our individualities, and their ability to either shape us, or destroy us. The limited edition, numbered from 1 to 20 and signed, contains an original artwork by the author (drawing on paper).
Marius Loris Rodionoff - Procès-verbaux
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
This poetic document is based on the archives of the personal procedure files of a military court in Algeria between 1954 and 1963. These files are exempt archives that the author, also a historian, was one of the first to consult. In line with objectivist literature, this book gives one the opportunity to read the words of French justice in Algeria.
Fabienne Létang - Chambre froide
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
A series of photographic performances by Fabienne Létang, confined to her studio, with texts by Liliane Giraudon, Amandine André and A.C. Hello.
Amandine André - Anatomique comme
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
From Pantin to Paris-North Station, via "somewhere in Latin America": an implosive writing for a mapping of violence. Both a poetic document and a choreographer's notebook.
Alain Frontier - Du mauvais père
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Liliane Giraudon - Sade épouse Sade
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
An essay on the love relationship between Sade and Renée Pélagie, his wife, followed by an anthology of letters from Sade to Renée Pélagie.
Liliane Giraudon - Sade épouse Sade - Limited edition
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
An essay on the love relationship between Sade and Renée Pélagie, his wife, followed by an anthology of letters from Sade to Renée Pélagie. The limited edition, numbered from 1 to 20 and signed, contains an original artwork by Liliane Giraudon (drawing on tracing paper).
Julien Blaine - La cinquième feuille - Aux sources de l\'écrire et du dire
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
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