Éric Losfeld

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Éric Losfeld (Mouscron, 1922 – Paris, 1979) was a Belgian-born French publisher who had a reputation for publishing controversial material with his publishing imprint Éditions Le Terrain Vague.[1]

He was the publisher of Emmanuelle (1967), two film magazines (Midi Minuit Fantastique and Positif) founded by Ado Kyrou.

He published a series of controversial erotic cult comic books, like Barbarella, created by Jean-Claude Forest,[2] Scarlett Dream by Robert Gigi, Epoxy by Paul Cuvelier and Jean van Hamme, the French edition of Phoebe Zeit-Geist, The Adventures of Jodelle and Pravda, both by Guy Peellaert. In 1967, he also published legendary psychedelic feminist comic book Saga de Xam by Jean Rollin. In 1970, Xiris by Serge San Juan. And Kris Kool by Caza.

Losfeld's tombstone inscription reads, "Tout ce qu'il éditait avait le souffle de la liberté." ("Everything he edited had the breath of freedom.").

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Le livre érotique - Page 196 Olivier Bessard-Banquy - 2010 "Éric Losfeld, Endetté comme une mule ou la passion d'éditer, Paris, Belfond, 1979. 2. (Collectif), La Légende du Terrain vague, Paris, Le Dernier Terrain vague, 1977, p. 28. 3. "
    - French Twentieth Bibliography: Critical and Biographical Page 3843 1990 "[Losfeld, Éric]: " Portrait d'un éditeur: Éric Losfeld," Magazine Littéraire, no. 22 (oct. 1968). 32-34. [rï] [Propos recueillis par Emmanuel de Roux] [Censorship; Emmanuelle Arsan] 73180.
    - Alex Hughes, Keith Reader, Encyclopedia of contemporary French culture, p187, 1998 ("Éditeurs in this field include Éric Losfeld, a Surrealist who published erotic works clandestinely ('sous le manteau') and officially; Claude Tchou, whose Cercle du Livre Précieux series included erotic 'classics' and new texts;")
  2. ^ Pierre-Jean Rémy L'autre éducation sentimentale 1991 p318 "baissée dans tout un bric-à-brac érotico-surréaliste où Ado Kyrou le disputait aux publications d'Éric Losfeld, celles de Jean-Jacques Pauvert aux anciens numéros de la revue Bizarre."