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Archive for October 5th, 2007

Patrick McGrath & Bradford Morrow – The New Gothic

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2007

Patrick McGrath & Bradford Morrow (eds.) – The Picador Book Of The New Gothic (Picador, 1993)

New Gothic

Cover photograph: Simon Marsden

Were Poe to come across this collection he might perhaps be bewildered by the various accents and settings of the work, but he would certainly applaud the spirit animating them. This is the New Gothic.

Introduction – Patrick McGrath & Bradford Morrow

Jamaica Kincaid – Ovando
Martin Amis – Horrorday
Jeanette Winterton – Newton
Paul West – Banquo And The Black Banana: The Fierceness Of The Delight Of The Horror
Anne Rice – Freniere
Janice Galloway – Blood
Scott Bradfield – Didn’t She Know
John Hawkes – Regulus And Maximus
Yannick Murphy – The Fish Keeper
Lynne Tillman – A Dead Summer
Joyce Carol Oates – Why Don’t You Come Live With Me It’s Time
Robert Coover – The Dead Queen
Angela Carter – The Merchant Of Shadows
Bradford Morrow – The Road To Nadeja
Ruth Rendell – For Dear Life
Emma Tennant – Rigor Beach
Patrick McGrath – The Smell
Peter Straub – The Kingdom Of Heaven
John Edgar Wideman – Fever
Kathy Acker – J
William T. Vollman – The Grave Of Lost Stories

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Julian Lloyd Webber – Short Sharp Shocks

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2007

Julian Lloyd Webber (ed.) – Short Sharp Shocks (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990)

Short Sharp Shocks

Introduction – Julian Lloyd Webber

Bernard Taylor – Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake
Conrad Hill – The Bushmaster
John Collier – De Mortuis
Arthur Machen – The Bright Boy
David Morrell – But at My Back I Always Hear
J. Yen – A Weird Day for Agro
James Kisner – The Litter
Andrea Newman – She’ll Be Company for You
Sydney J. Bounds – A Complete Collection
Leonard P. Carpenter – Dead Week
William Trevor – Miss Smith
Conrad Hill – The Grief Condition
R. Andrew Hall – The Other Woman
R. C. Cook – Green Fingers
Marghanita Laski – The Tower
Francis King – The Doll
William F. Nolan – Dead Call

Son of The Phantom Of The Opera in decent anthology shocker! Somebody’s been ransacking their old Fontana and Pan Horror books and more power to him.
Thanks to Charles “the new Herbert Van Thal!” Black for digging this one up, and ….

… thanks to All Things Horror for providing the cover scan!

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