New Release! Mount Analogue by René Daumal

We have wanted to publish this favorite text of ours ever since starting Exact Change - the stars have finally aligned. Mount Analogue is a touchstone of Surrealism, Pataphysics, and Gurdjieffian mysticism. Left unfinished (mid-sentence) at the author's early death from tuberculosis in 1944 and first published posthumously in French in 1952, the book has inspired seekers of art and wisdom ever since - Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1973 film The Holy Mountain is a loose adaptation. Roger Shattuck’s 1959 translation, the first made into English, remains the best and closest in spirit to the deadly serious joking of the original. Exact Change is delighted to bring this superb translation of a true 20th-century classic back into print.