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Archive for June, 2011

Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic #19

Posted by demonik on June 28, 2011

OUT NOW!

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #19 (June, 2011)

Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mail
The Forgotteen Man: BILL PRONZINI on obscure crime authorr JAY FLYNN (includes Flynn bibliography by STEVE LEWIS).
McCurtin: DAVE WHITEHEAD on US Men’s adventure and western writer author PETER McCURTIN.
Here Be Daemons: JOHNNY MAINS interviews BASIL COPPER on matters horror fiction and Solar Pons.
…. And Now The Screaming Starts: JOHNNY MAINS interviews DAVID CASE on his horror and psuedonymous porno novels.
Ballad At Berkeley: GRAHAM ANDREW on J. G. BALLAD and surrealist painter RICHARD POWERS at Berkley Books.
Yesterday’s Lily: A tribute to the genius of legendary paperback cover artist JEFF JONES

order yours from fanatic hq before they sell out as usual!

see also the Paperback Fanatic #19 thread on the Vault forum

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Roger Luckhurst – Late Victorian Gothic Tales

Posted by demonik on June 17, 2011

Roger Luckhurst (ed.) – Late Victorian Gothic Tales    (Oxford World’s Classics, 2009)

Introduction
Note on sources
Note on Illustrations
Select Bibliography
A Chronology Of The 1890’s

Vernon Lee – Dionea
Oscar Wilde – Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Henry James – Sir Edmund Orme
Rudyard Kipling – The Mark Of The Beast
B. M. Croker – The Dark Bungalow At Dakor
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Lot No. 249
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -The Case Of Lady Sannox
Grant Allen – Pallinghurst Barrow
Jean Lorrain – Magic Lantern
Jean Lorrain – The Secret Hand
Arthur Machen – The Great God Pan
M. P. Sheil – Vaila

Explanatory Notes
Blurb:

He was a man of fairly firm fibre, but there was something in this sudden, uncontrollable shriek of horror which chilled his blood and pringled in his skin. Coming in such a place and at such an hour, it brought a thousand fantastic possibilities into his head…’

The Victorian fin de siècle: the era of Decadence, The Yellow Book, the New Woman, the scandalous Oscar Wilde, the Empire on which the sun never set. This heady brew was caught nowhere better than in the revival of the Gothic tale in the late Victorian age, where the undead walked and evil curses, foul murder, doomed inheritance and sexual menace played on the stretched nerves of the new mass readerships. This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s, with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era. The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival, and how it spoke to the anxieties of the moment.

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