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Compulsory Games And Other Stories - New York Review Books Classics

Paperback (14 Jun 2018) | English

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Synopsis

The best and most interesting stories by Robert Aickman, a master of the supernatural tale, the uncanny, and the truly weird.

Robert Aickman's self-described "strange stories" are confoundingly and uniquely his own. These 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? Does 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, the stories in this collection offer an unequaled introduction to a profoundly original modern master of the uncanny.

Book information

ISBN: 9781681371894
Publisher: New York Review Books
Imprint: New York Review Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvii, 341
Weight: 370g
Height: 130mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 24mm