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Norman Rubington's papers are housed at The Bienecke Rare Book Room and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

BOOKS AUTHORED (OR BELIEVED TO BE AUTHORED) BY NORMAN RUBINGTON:

A House Possessed
by Leslie Paige, pseud. of Norman Rubington.
Registered January 15, 1974. Reg. no. A560309

The Comancheros
by John W. Hardin, pseud. of Norman Rubington.
Registered November 17, 1974. Reg. no. A560310 (Sundance, no. 11)

She Walks in Shadow
by Leslie Paige, pseud. of Norman Rubington.
Registered May 15, 1974. Reg. no. A582166

Queen of Hearts
by Leslie Paige, pseud. of Norman Rubington
Published by Belmont Tower, 1974

BOOKS EDITED BY NORMAN RUBINGTON:

Street Hustler
copyrighted by Norden Publications, Inc.
Registered October 15, 1975. Reg. no. A723830

Mugger: Spanish John
copyrighted by Tower Publications, Inc.
Registered October 15, 1975. Reg. no. A689012

E-BOOKS:

Duke Cosimo.
by Akbar Del Piombo.
A Renaissance E Books publication ISBN 1-58873-009-3. All rights reserved
Copyright � 2001 by Renaissance E Books

The Fetish Crowd
by Akbar del Piombo.
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Masquerade Books (August 1997) ISBN: 1-56333-556-5

A Crumbling Facade
by Akbar Del Piombo

Paula the Piquose
by Akbar Del Piombo

FAR OUT BOOKS

Hip, narrative, collage humor pioneered by Rubington living in Paris, who wrote the text as well under the memorable pseudonym "Akbar del Piombo." The series is called Far Out Books, a term hippies were thought to have invented.

The Hero Maker
Fuzz Against Junk

    http://www.electricant.com/fuzz1.htm
Is That You, Simon?
The Boiler Maker

All by Norman Rubington. Publisher: NY: Citadel; Paris: Olympia Press [1961]. 4 vols, sm. pb wraps.

1st U.S. Eds. of the first two works (originally Paris 1959 & 1960); 1st Eds. of the second two titles.

MAGAZINE COLLAGE STORIES, ARTICLES, CARTOONS:

In Heavy Metal Magazine:

Age of Ages: a Gothic Science-Fiction Trip to the Apocalypse
by Akbar Del Piombo, collages by Norman Rubington. p. 79-82 in Heavy Metal, no. 1 (Apr. 1977). -- Call no.: PN6728.H43no.1

Age of Ages
by Akbar Del Piombo; collages by Norman Rubington. p. 66-68 in Heavy Metal no. 2 (May 1977). -- To be continued. -- Call no.: PN6728.H43no.2

Age of Ages
by Akbar Del Piombo; collages by Norman Rubington. p. 69-71 in Heavy Metal no. 3 (June 1977). -- Call no.: PN6728.H43no.3

Age of Ages : a Gothic Science-Fiction Trip to the Apocalypse
by Akbar Del Piombo; collages by Norman Rubington. p. 53-56 in Heavy Metal no. 5 (Aug. 1977). -- Panel and caption style. -- Call no.: PN6728.H43no.5

Age of Ages
by Akbar del Piombo; collages: Rubington. p. 69-72 in Heavy Metal v. 1, no. 11 (Feb. 1978). -- Call no.: PN6728.H43v.1no.11

Age of Ages
by Akbar del Piombo; collages: Rubington. p. 93-96 in Heavy Metal v. 2, no. 4 (Aug. 1978). -- Call no.: PN6728.H43v.2no.4

In The National Lampoon:

Cartoons in:

The National Lampoon Encyclopedia of Humor
Edited by Michael O'Donoghue 1973

Isolationism and Tooth Care Plumber's Little Helper
by Akbar del Piombo; Collages by Rubington
August 1974, Vol. 1, No. 53

Strange Beliefs
Fuzz Against Junk

By Akbar Del Piombo; Collages by Rubington
August 1973, Vol.1, No. 41

TRANSLATIONS:

Zazie dans le Metro
by Raymond Queneau, Illustrations by Jacqueline Duheme.
Translated by Eric Kahane and Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington].
Paris: Olympia Press, 1959.
Kearney 149. 8vo, 220pp.
First Edition in English, Travelers Companion no.74, published simultaneously in French by Librairie Gallumard.

Originally titled in Olympia Press catalogues as Zazie or the Sex of Angels but never issued such. Co-translator Kahane was Olympia Press publisher, Maurice Girodias brother.

POETRY

Not Guilty, Number One


Edited by Derek Pell. 1st Edition, Not Guilty Press: NY, 1975.

Paperback original. Includes original work by Lu Hsun, Anne Waldman, Michael McClure, Randall Joyce, Walter Gurbo, Tuli Kupferberg, Errol Miller, John Jacob, Barbara Barson, Peter Payack, Russ Madison, Akbar Del Priombo, Norman Rubington, Derek Pell, Kenneth Patchen and Anselm Hollo.
Pearl, The Book Trader, Copenhagen.

ILLUSTRATIONS

The Olympia Reader; Girodias, Maurice, Editor.
New York Grove Press / Bookthrift 1965 Anthology from the Paris Years.

(Girodias founded the Olympia Press in Paris in the Spring of 1953, a shoestring operation par excellence. The first manuscript he acquired was Henry Miller's Plexus together with de Sade's Bedroom Philosophers and Memoirs of a Young Rakehell. His DB's, short for "dirty books", deal with sex in an explicit and unabashed manner and can be defended on the grounds of "literary merit". This huge compendium includes The World of Sex by Henry Miller, The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy, The Black Book by Lawrence Durrell, Fanny Hill, The Story of O, Frank Harris's My Life and Loves, Naked Lunch, Lolita, The Soft Machine by Burroughs, Sexus and Our Lady of the Flowers by Genet to name but some of the 42 very full extracts, together with details of the authors and plots.)

About Maurice Girodias and The Olympia Press

Venus Bound: The Erotic Voyage Of The Olympia Press And Its Writers
by John de St. Jorre
New York: Random House, 1996

The Good Ship Venus
by John de St. Jorre
London Edition: Random House, 1996