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The Resource Compulsory games : and other stories, Robert Aickman ; edited by Victoria Nelson

Compulsory games : and other stories, Robert Aickman ; edited by Victoria Nelson

Label
Compulsory games : and other stories
Title
Compulsory games
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Robert Aickman ; edited by Victoria Nelson
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Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The best and most interesting stories by Robert Aickman, a master of the supernatural tale, the uncanny, and the truly weird. Cross Henry James with M.R. James and you might end up with a writer like Robert Aickman, though his self-described "strange stories" remain confoundingly and uniquely his own. Aickman's superbly written tales terrify not with standard thrills and gore but through a radical overturning of the laws of nature and everyday life. His territory of the strange, of the "void behind the face of order," is a surreal region that grotesquely mimics the quotidian: Is that river the Thames, or is it even a river? What does it mean when a prospective lover removes one dress, and then another--and then another? Do a herd of cows in a peaceful churchyard contain the souls of jilted women preparing to trample a cruel lover to death? Published for the first time under one cover, this collection offers a generous introduction to a sophisticated, psychologically acute modernist whose achievements have too long been hidden under the cloak of genre"--
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Aickman, Robert
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nelson, Victoria
  • Aickman, Robert
  • Aickman, Robert
  • Aickman, Robert
  • Aickman, Robert
  • Aickman, Robert
  • Aickman, Robert
  • Aickman, Robert
  • Aickman, Robert
  • Aickman, Robert
  • Aickman, Robert
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Occult & Supernatural
  • FICTION / Romance / Gothic
Label
Compulsory games : and other stories, Robert Aickman ; edited by Victoria Nelson
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Compulsory games -- Hands in glove -- Marriage -- Le miroir -- No time is passing -- Raising the wind -- Residents only -- Wood -- The strangers -- The coffin house -- Letters to the postman -- Laura -- The fully-conducted tour -- A disciple of Plato -- Just a song at twilight
Control code
2017055019
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781681371894
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2017055019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Compulsory games : and other stories, Robert Aickman ; edited by Victoria Nelson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Compulsory games -- Hands in glove -- Marriage -- Le miroir -- No time is passing -- Raising the wind -- Residents only -- Wood -- The strangers -- The coffin house -- Letters to the postman -- Laura -- The fully-conducted tour -- A disciple of Plato -- Just a song at twilight
Control code
2017055019
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781681371894
Isbn Type
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2017055019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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