Psiche Hughes



Autumn 2017


Artist’s Book to be published by The Old School Press:  Collaboration between Martyn Ould, printer & publisher; Carmen Boullosa, writer;  Psiche Hughes, translator;  Philip Hughes with Amy Petra Woodward, images.

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Elysian Garden

An artists book on the poem by Carmen Boullosa, translated by Psiche Hughes and published by Taller Magenta, Monterrey, Mexico. The book includes six lithographs printed at the publishers workshop in Monterrey. The book and associated prints and designs were exhibited at MARCO, Mexico and the V&A, London.






Jump of the Manta Ray / Salto de Mantarraya

An artists book on the poem by Carmen Boullosa, translated by Psiche Hughes and published by Martyn Ould at the Old School Press. The book includes twenty large images on separate sheets in a portfolio. Twenty-nine further small images are interspersed through the text, and two further large images appear in the book as frontispiece and tailspiece. The text has been printed letterpress in 14pt Monotype Octavian on 175gsm Somerset Book paper. The book and images from it have been exhibited at Drill Hall Gallery, Australia; Star Gallery, Sussex and Chateau La Nerthe, France. Printed in an edition of 75 it is in mainly public collections including British Library, The City Library, New York and The Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA.
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The Ship of Fools / La Nave de los Locos

ISBN 0930523547

First published January 1984)


Sex and power are dominant themes in this innovative novel by Cristina Peri Rossi. The Ship of Fools subverts and reinvents the novel form, characters and language, mixing fantasy and reality, medieval and modern. The wandering hero refuses to conform to an established order that can descend to the depths of militarism and machismo. The relationship between power and sex is posed in a series of ever more ambiguous events, dreams and riddles.