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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

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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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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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?" --
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Summary
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
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10664792
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
Target audience
adult
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and other stories
Label
Compulsory games : and other stories, Robert Aickman ; edited by Victoria Nelson
Instantiates
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
  • 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
  • Introduction:
  • under the skin
  • Compulsory games
  • Hand in glove
  • Marriage
  • Le miror
  • No time is passing
  • Raising the wind
Control code
1014011764
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781681371894
Lccn
2017055019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014011764
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
  • 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
  • Introduction:
  • under the skin
  • Compulsory games
  • Hand in glove
  • Marriage
  • Le miror
  • No time is passing
  • Raising the wind
Control code
1014011764
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781681371894
Lccn
2017055019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014011764

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