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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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Contributor
Author
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Subject
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
Tone
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Provided by publisher
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10664792
Cataloging source
DLC
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Aickman, Robert
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Nelson, Victoria
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Short stories
  • Paranormal fiction
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
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
  • The Strangers
  • The Coffin House
  • Letters to the Postman
  • Laura
  • The Fully-Conducted Tour
  • A Disciple of Plato
  • Just a Song at Twilight
  • Compulsory Games
  • Hand in Glove
  • Marriage
  • Le Miroir
  • No Time Is Passing
  • Raising the Wind
  • Residents Only
  • Wood
Control code
on1014011764
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
  • The Strangers
  • The Coffin House
  • Letters to the Postman
  • Laura
  • The Fully-Conducted Tour
  • A Disciple of Plato
  • Just a Song at Twilight
  • Compulsory Games
  • Hand in Glove
  • Marriage
  • Le Miroir
  • No Time Is Passing
  • Raising the Wind
  • Residents Only
  • Wood
Control code
on1014011764
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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