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Shadow at the Bottom of the World
Thomas Ligotti
1593600585
October 2005
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Book Description
A longtime Lovecraft devotee, who has extended the weird tale to the next level via the likes of Borges and Burroughs, Thomas Ligotti is usually published as part of a general anthology of horror writers. But now Ligotti has pulled together a collection of his favorite fiction, both old and new, representing his best and most characteristic works.Thomas Ligotti's stories are perhaps best described as dark magical realism. Many of his stories center on the distorted perspective of a frequently doomed narrator. The title story, "The Shadow at the Bottom of the World," reimagines a kind of Bradbury-like small town that encounters the appearance of a kind of existential darkness, written with a sharp imagery like that of William S. Burroughs. In story after story in this collection, Ligotti does not merely present his...


Twentieth-Century Literature Criticism V70 Top
Scott Peacock
0787611700
Sept 1997
Hardcover
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Thomas Ligotti Reader
Darrell Schweitzer
1592241298
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ever since the first edition of Thomas Ligotti's 'Songs of a Dead Dreamer' appeared in 1985, it was clear that here was an author of extraordinary brilliance and originality. In following years there has been a great deal of interest in the author and his works, although, until now, articles about him have mostly been scattered in obscure journals. Now, at last, here is a book about him, a symposium of explorations and examinations of the Ligottian universe by such leading critics as S.T. Joshi, Stefan Dzimianowicz, Robert M. Price. With a complete, up-to-date bibliography of Ligotti's work, two interviews with him, and even a fascinating essay by Ligotti himself.


The Thomas Ligotti Reader
Darrell Schweitzer (Editor)
1592241301
September 2003
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Book Description
A collection of articles on Thomas Ligotti, one of the most important contemporary fantasy and horror writers. Contributors include S.T. Joshi, David Tibet, more.


100 Menacing Little Murder Stories
Selected by Robert H. Weinberg
0760708541
September 1998
Hardcover
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Weird Tales 297 (Summer 1990)
Darrell Schweitzer (Editor)
0809532131
June 1990
Paperback
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My Work Is Not Yet Done
Thomas Ligotti
0965943372
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The bureaucracy of the modern office and the dehumanization of workplace drones are fodder for surreal black comedy in this triptych of tales from horror master Ligotti (The Nightmare Factory). Each of the selections resonates with echoes of Kafka and Orwell in its elaboration of the daily work grind as a disturbingly credible metaphor for universal entropy. In "I Have a Special Plan for This World," worker discontent in the office setting becomes so toxic that it generates a cloud whose release into the external environment accelerates social decline of the surrounding city. "The Nightmare Network" is presented as a series of want ads and dispatches for Oneiricon, an all-consuming multinational corporation whose merger mania leads inevitably to hideous physical transformations of its work force. The title tale,...


Weird Tales 309-12 (Summer 1994-Summer 1996)
Darrell Schweitzer (Editor)
0809532239
June 1996
Paperback
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Weird Tales 313-16 (Summer 1998-Summer 1999)
Darrell Schweitzer (Editor)
0809532247
June 1999
Paperback
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Best Horror from Fantasy Tales
Stephen Jones (Editor)
0786712007
June 2003
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Book Description
From 1977 to 1991, Fantasy Tales magazine published tales of terror from the best-known authors in the field, continuing the tradition of Weird Tales. Long unavailable, this best-of anthology from its terror-packed pages returns in paperback to deliver chills from Charles L. Grant, Kim Newman, Richard Christian Matheson, Karl Edward Wagner, Fritz Leiber, Dennis Etchison, and many more. Winner of the World Fantasy Award and the British Fantasy Award, Fantasy Tales re-created the look and-more important-the entertainment value of the old pulp magazines from the 1930s and 1940s, but with up-to-date nightmares and modern-day monsters. These selections of both traditionally creepy storytelling and psychological hair-raisers are illustrated by a wide range of artists specializing in the macabre. "Whatever your taste in...


The Modern Weird Tale
S.T. T. Joshi
078640986X
March 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
Joshi (Lovecraft: A Life), an accomplished critic and independent scholar, follows up his earlier The Weird Tale (1990) with this provocative examination of more recent exemplars of the genre. Again he adopts the concept of "weird fiction" as championed by H.P. Lovecraft in the latter's capacity as a critic, namely horror that upsets the reader's assumptions about the nature of reality itself. This usually involves the supernatural, though some psychotic killer fiction (Thomas Harris, Bret Easton Ellis) can also fit the bill. Here Joshi conducts a sort of comparative study of those late 20th-century authors he deems best (Shirley Jackson, Robert Aickman, Ramsey Campbell, T.E.D. Klein, Thomas Ligotti) with those whose books sell best (William Peter Blatty, Stephen King, Peter Straub, Anne Rice, Clive Barker)....


That Sleep of Death: A Mystery of Shakespearean London
Philip Gooden
0786707623
July 2000
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Book Description
History meets mystery with a new twist in this raucous, colorful debut novel set in the bustling theatrical world of Shakespeare and Marlowe during the reign of the formidable Elizabeth I. Fast-paced and sprightly, it takes Nick Revill, a young actor in the newly established Chamberlain's Men company at the Globe Theatre in Southwark, to a luxuriously appointed Thameside mansion where a black-clad youth has offered him temporary lodging. Learning upon his arrival that his melancholy host's father has just died and his mother has instantly remarried his uncle, Nick is naturally struck by the similarities between the young man's woeful story of the Eliot family and William Shakespeare's latest play for the Chamberlain's Men--Hamlet. Nick suspects foul play and sets out to discover the circumstances of the old man's...

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