The Tenant

Roland Topor


Originally published in France in 1964, The Tenant chronicles a harrowing, fascinating descent into madness as the pathologically alienated Trelkovsky is subsumed into Simone Choule, an enigmatic suicide whose baleful presence still saturates his new apartment. Much more than a tale of possession, the novel probes disturbing depths of guilt, paranoia, and sexual obsession with an unsparing, almost clinical detachment.
      This densely textured work was brilliantly filmed by Roman Polanski in 1976. This handsome edition features a new introduction by Thomas Ligotti, four bonus short stories by Torpor (none of which have ever been collected in hardcover), and a generous selection of Topor’s distinctive artwork.
      The hardcover edition is limited to just 300 copies and is signed by Thomas Ligotti. Bound in cloth with a dustjacket with Topor artwork in color on the front and back.

edition information

  • Limited to 300 copies, each signed by Thomas Ligotti.
  • Introduction by Thomas Ligotti.
  • Four bonus short stories by Topor.
  • A large selection of Roland Topor artwork.
  • Head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.
  • Original book price: $45.
  • Published November 2006.
  • ISBN 1-933618-07-8.