Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

Priez pour eux
Priez pour eux

 

Priez pour eux

Photographies : Pierre Toutain-Dorbec / Texte : Pascaline Balsan

 

Hautement romanesque et propice à toutes les rêveries, en haut de la colline de Vézelay, un cimetière. On y croise des noms illustres au milieu d’anonymes, des tombes posées là de façon anarchique comme si les morts avaient succombé par surprise et qu’il avait fallu en toute hâte aménager leur dernière demeure. Ce champ du repos de Vézelay est un poème, une ode à la vie, à l’amour, à la littérature, aux mondes secrets qui nous entourent.

Ces photographies ont un message. Elles ont su capturer l’esprit de ce lieu, c’est le propre des images. Les Indiens d’Amérique ne croient-ils pas qu’un cliché peut subtiliser une âme ? Alors, regardez bien. Que vous disent-elles ? De quoi nos esprits sont-ils le nom ? Écoutez bien le murmure des pierres. Car elles portent en elles la mémoire de toutes nos vies.

 

Language: French

Paperback / Pages: 88

Format: 5.50x8.50” / 216x140 mm

Price: $19.99

ISBN 979-10-90285-55-2

BoBo, the Monkey Who Thought He Was a Man
BoBo, the Monkey Who Thought He Was a Man

 

BoBo, the Monkey Who Thought He Was a Man
Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

 

BoBo, the Monkey Who Thought He Was a Man goes outside the bounds of “conventional” professional, academic, or technical genre of literature. In his book, Toutain-Dorbec shares his experiences related to documenting unconscious life. The writing that inspires the dream, and the one that is born from it, and spawns it in return. I’m talking about the dream, the construction of the abstraction in the unconsciousness state, thinking that seeks to escape the constraints of the real.

Toutain-Dorbec utterly liberate writing overcomes all creative blockages and underlines the off-standard or even anti-normative character of this book.

           Claudia Johnson

 

Paperback / Page: 122

Format 5.5x8.5” – 216x140 mm

ISBN 978-1-937487-99-7

Price: $19.99    

The Mystery of Haystack Rock
The Mystery of Haystack Rock

 

 

The Mystery of Haystack Rock and the Murder at Cannon Beach Hotel

Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

 

  A fantasy crime novel introducing Peter Valmont, history’s most brilliant thief with long-reaching government ties. In a quirky romp around the world and back to idyllic Cannon Beach, Oregon, Valmont’s genius is trapped in a life of crime. His attempt to hide the latest heist and preserve history’s largest treasure cross paths with famous FBI Agent Weaver, Cannon Beach Chief of Police Bunnell, and mastermind amateur detective and art student, Anthony Miller, all caught up in the confusing and unbelievable. At each step, Valmont is stunned to find Miller on his heels. Will Miller unravel the murder, find the treasure, and solve the other mysteries along the way? Has Valmont finally met his match? Will he be lured away from a life of crime?

  Ancient myths are revealed dating from Lewis and Clark, Thomas Jefferson, Kings of France, and Julius Caesar. Improbable adventures swirl around love, murder, missing objects d’art, and a strange kidnapping at the historic Cannon Beach Hotel that eventually lead to Europe and back to the foggy crags of Haystack Rock.

 

ISBN 9781937487928 / Paperback   $14.99

ISBN 9781937487935 / Hardcover Jacketed   $29.99

ISBN 9781937487911 / eBook   $9.99

Strolling in Rome with Claudia
Strolling in Rome with Claudia

 

 

Strolling in Rome with Claudia

Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

 

“There is a strange, countering tension within each of these poems, between feeling inelastic and liberated all in the same instance. I’m reminded of Eugenio Montale and Giuseppe Ungaretti, of their strict formalism and their earthbound stakes that open nevertheless into the imagined above and then again into the spheres of demons and saints.”

                 Christopher Hassett

 

Poems & Photographs

ISBN 978-1-937487-96-6 / Paperback $14.99

 

Format: 5.5x8.5" - 140x216mm

Pages: 86

Varanasi or the Perpetual Negation of Self
Varanasi or the Perpetual Negation of Self

 

Varanasi or the Perpetual Negation of Self

 Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

 

 “Once I smelled Vārānasī’s dust, a veil of death smothered my ignorance and my knowledge of perpetuity runs wild. Deeply moved, I write and photograph with a new awareness of life.”

Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, Conversation with Philippe Ganier-Raymond, Paris 1985

         Pierre Toutain-Dorbec

 

Poems & Photographs

Paperback

ISBN 978-1-937487-95-9

 

Format: 5.5x8.5" - 140x216mm

Pages: 74