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The unorthodox Dr. Draper and other stories, William Browning Spencer

Label
The unorthodox Dr. Draper and other stories
Title
The unorthodox Dr. Draper and other stories
Statement of responsibility
William Browning Spencer
Title variation
Unorthodox Doctor Draper and other stories
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annother decade has elapsed, and William Browning Spencer has produced another superlative collection of short stories that commingle horror and humor. A number of these tales are cautionary ones. After reading "The Tenth Muse," you might not wish to interview a reclusive writer who wrote one wildly popular novel and has been silent for decades, even if your father was his closest friend. You might not wish to become a writer at all. "The Indelible Dark" portrays one lost in a dystopian novel he is writing, coming to the slow and unsettling discovery that he carries his own darkness into the mundane world. These monsters aren't metaphors. Alcoholism might be the monster in "Penguins of the Apocalypse," but the disease has its own familiar, a creature born in folklore, nothing as warm as that oversized rabbit that Jimmy Stewart talked to in "Harvey." And it's got your son. "Stone and the Librarian" isn't a monster story. It is the story of an unhappy young man who is trying to find its place in a Robert E. Howard world of swords and sorcery but is constantly dragged back to the effete world of his pale and sickly classmates. They read a book called The Catcher in the Rye, in which a kid named Holden keeps going on about how phony everything is. Stone's book report begins, "If I met Holden Caulfield in an alley, I would kill him with a rock." In "The Unorthodox Dr. Draper," a psychologist has abandoned the strict rigor of his professional life for something more improvisational with a client who tells him, "I know when they follow me. I am like a mouse that knows the shadow of the owl because the mouse must be quick or she is dead." If this is your first encounter with Mr. Spencer's stories, it is a good introduction. If you have read other books by him, The Unorthodox Dr. Draper and Other Stories is essential. -- inside cover flaps
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10573027
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spencer, William Browning
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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  • 1946-
  • 1946-
  • 1946-
  • 1946-
  • 1946-
  • 1946-
  • 1946-
  • 1946-
  • 1946-
  • 1946-
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  • Spencer, William Browning
  • Spencer, William Browning
  • Spencer, William Browning
  • Spencer, William Browning
  • Spencer, William Browning
  • Spencer, William Browning
  • Spencer, William Browning
  • Spencer, William Browning
  • Spencer, William Browning
  • Spencer, William Browning
  • Subterranean Press
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True
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  • Horror tales, American
  • Authors and readers
  • Monsters
  • Muses (Greek deities)
  • Alcoholism
  • Familiars (Spirits)
  • Librarians
  • Psychologists
  • Alcoholism
  • Authors and readers
  • Familiars (Spirits)
  • Horror tales, American
  • Librarians
  • Monsters
  • Muses (Greek deities)
  • Psychologists
Target audience
adult
Label
The unorthodox Dr. Draper and other stories, William Browning Spencer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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 dappled thing
  • Usurped
  • The unorthodox Dr. Draper
  • The love song of A. Alhazred Azathoth
  • Table of Contents :
  • Introduction
  • How the gods bargain
  • Penguins of the apocalypse
  • Come lurk with me and be my love
  • The Tenth muse
  • Stone and the Librarian
  • The indelible dark
Control code
ocn973801911
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Signed limited edition.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781596068315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 black and white illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)973801911
Label
The unorthodox Dr. Draper and other stories, William Browning Spencer
Publication
Copyright
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 dappled thing
  • Usurped
  • The unorthodox Dr. Draper
  • The love song of A. Alhazred Azathoth
  • Table of Contents :
  • Introduction
  • How the gods bargain
  • Penguins of the apocalypse
  • Come lurk with me and be my love
  • The Tenth muse
  • Stone and the Librarian
  • The indelible dark
Control code
ocn973801911
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Signed limited edition.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9781596068315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 black and white illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)973801911

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