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The weird : a compendium of strange and dark stories

Author: Ann VanderMeer; Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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An oversized anthology of dark and bizarre tales written throughout the past century includes entries by international best-sellers and award-winners, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Franz Kafka.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann VanderMeer; Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0765333600 9780765333605
OCLC Number: 865341101
Notes: "110 stories by an all-star cast of literary legends, including Angela Carter, Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, Franz Kafka, Stephen King, Kelly Link, George R.R. Martin, Haruki Murakami and Mervyn Peake"--Cover.
Description: xx, 1126 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Repacements / Lisa Tuttle --
The Diane Arbus suicide portfolio / Marc Laidlaw --
The country doctor / Steven Utley --
Last rites and resurrections / Martin Simpson --
The ocean and all its devices / William Browning Spencer --
The delicate / Jeffrey Ford --
The man in the black suit / Stephen King --
The snow pavilion / Angela Carter --
The meat garden / Craig Padawer --
The stiff and the stile / Stepan Chapman --
Yellow and red / Tanith Lee --
The specialist's hat / Kelly Link --
A redress for Andromeda / Caitlín R. Kiernan --
The god of dark laughter / Michael Chabon --
Details / China Miéville --
The genius of assassins / Michael Cisco --
Feeders and eaters / Neil Gaiman --
The cage / Jeff VanderMeer --
The beautiful Gelreesh / Jeffrey Ford --
The town manager / Thomas Ligotti --
The brotherhood of mutilation / Brian Evenson --
The white hands / Mark Samuels --
Flat Diane / Daniel Abraham --
Singing my sister down / Margo Lanagan --
The people on the island / T.M. Wright --
The forest / Laird Barron --
The hide / Liz Williams --
Dust enforcer / Reza Negarestani --
The familiars / Micaela Morrissette --
The lion's den / Seve Duffy --
Little lambs / Stephen Graham Jones --
Saving the gleeful horse / K.J. bishop --
Afterweird / China Miéville. The aleph / Jorge Luis Borges --
A child in the bush of ghosts / Olympe Bhêly-Quénum --
The summer people / Shirley Jackson --
The man who sold rope to the Gnoles / Margaret St. Clair --
The hungry house / Robert Bloch --
The complete gentleman / Amos Tutuola --
"It's a good life" / Jerome Bixby --
Mister Taylor / Augusto Monterroso --
Axolotl / Julio Cortázar --
A woman seldom found / William Sansom --
The howling man / Charles Beaumont --
Same time, same place / Mervyn Peake --
The Colomber / Dino Buzzati --
The other side of the mountain / Michel Bernanos --
The salamander / Mercè Rodoreda --
The ghoulbird / Claude Seignolle --
The sea was wet as wet could be / Gahan Wilson --
Don't look now / Daphne du Maurier --
The hospice / Robert Aickman --
It only comes out at night / Dennis Etchison --
The psychologist who wouldn't do awful things to rats / James Tiptree, Jr. The beak doctor / Eric Basso --
My mother / Jamaica Kincaid --
Sandkings / George R.R. Martin --
Window / Bob Leman --
The brood / Ramsey Campbell --
The autopsy / Michael Shea --
The belonging kind / William Gibson, John Shirley --
Egnaro / M. John Harrison --
The dirty little girl / Joanna Russ --
The new rays / M. John Harrison --
The discovery of Telanapota / Premendra Mitra --
Soft / F. Paul Wilson --
Bloodchild / Octavia E. Butler --
In the hills, the cities / Clive Barker --
Tainaron: mail from another city / Leena Krohn --
Hogfoot right and Bird-hands / Garry Kilworth --
Shades / Lucius Shepard --
The function of dream sleep / Harlan Ellison --
Worlds that flourish / Ben Okri --
The boy in the tree / Elizabeth Hand --
Family / Joyce Carol Oates --
His mouth will taste of Wormwood / Poppy Z. Brite --
The end of the garden / Michal Ajvaz --
The dark / Karen Joy Fowler --
Angels in love / Kathe Koja --
The ice man / Maruki Murakami. Foreweird / Michael Moorcock --
Introduction / Ann and Jeff VanderMeer --
The other side (excerpt) / Alfred Kubin --
The screaming skull / F. Marion Crawford --
The willows / Algernon Blackwood --
Sredni Vashtar / Saki --
Casting the runes / M.R. James --
How Nuth would have practised his art upon the Gnoles / Lord Dunsany --
The man in the bottle / Gustav Meyrink --
The dissection / George Heym --
The spider / Hanns Heinz Ewers --
The hungry stones / Rabindranath Tagore --
The vegetable man / Luigi Ugolini --
The people of the pit / A. Merritt --
The hell screen / Ryūnosuke Akutagawa --
Unseen --
unfeared / Francis Stevens --
In the penal colony / Franz Kafka --
The white wyrak / Stefan Grabinski --
The night wire / H.F. Arnold --
The Dunwich horror / H.P. Lovecraft --
The book / Margaret Irwin --
The Mainz Psalter / Jean Ray --
The shadowy street / Jean Ray --
Genius loci / Clark Ashton Smith --
The town of cats / Hagiwara Sakutarō --
The tarn / Hugh Walpole --
Sanatorium under the sign of the hourglass / Bruno Schulz --
Far below / Robert Barbour Johnson --
Smoke ghost / Fritz Leiber --
White rabbits / Leonora Carrington --
Mimic / Donald A. Wollheim --
The crowd / Ray Bradbury --
The long sheet / William Sansom.
Responsibility: edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer.

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An oversized anthology of dark and bizarre tales written throughout the past century includes entries by international best-sellers and award-winners, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Franz Kafka.

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