“Supposing someone believed that it would require no more than a hundred men educated and actively working in a new spirit to do away with the bogus form of culture which has just now become the fashion [...], how greatly it would strengthen him to realize that the culture of the Renaissance was raised on the shoulders of just such a band of a hundred men. […]
With a hundred such men — raised in this unmodern way, that is to say become mature and accustomed to the heroic — the whole noisy sham-culture of our age could now be silenced for ever.” — Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations
Contra Mundum Press (CMP) is dedicated to the value and the indispensable importance of the individual voice. CMP will be publishing titles from all the fields in which the genius of the age traditionally produces the most challenging and innovative work: poetry, novels, theatre, philosophy – including philosophy of science and of mathematics – criticism, and essays.
Aside from works originally written in English, CMP publishes translations of writers who are of significant stature in their own cultures, and whose works in English translation have not been published, are out of print, or are infrequently and inaccurately published. Our principal interest is in Modernism, but works of innovation, vision, and genius from any era will be considered for publication.
Although our catalog is primarily in English, CMP eventually plans on publishing texts in other languages to fulfill its long-term goal of becoming a truly global publisher. Appropriate writers are those whose works are not sufficiently available in the translated languages or have been inaccurately or poorly translated.
CMP also republishes rare, out-of-print, and obscure works it considers significant.