It has been reported that Dalkey Archive Press has died. Founded in 1984 in Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA, by John Thomas O’Brien, the press at its moment of passing had three offices in London, Dublin and Champaign, Illinois, USA with a small staff out of proportion to its great mission.
Details of the passing are few in availability but more are due.
Provincial newspapers please copy.
*** this blog post has been edited in the interests of protecting the innocent, the interested and the guilty… a complete version is available upon application to: Monsieur Jacques Rigaut at
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(Conclusion to THE PASSING OF DALKEY ARCHIVE)
A concerned commentator can only express the hope that while Mr. John Thomas O’Brien might have suffered a temporary anal blockage, this will not interfere with the task at hand: Dalkey Archive Resurrected.
ONLY SORROW REVEALS TO US THE GREAT AND THE SACRED.
BEFORE SACRED--- WE MAY FEEL WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL, GOOD, EVEN SIGNIFICANT. BUT NEVER WHAT IS REALLY GREAT, WHAT IS REALLY SACRED.
1 JULY 1912 FALLEN LEAVES
That this sentence did not make the final version of this blog posting… :
he murdered me but did not kill me, yet.