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Ligotti, Thomas

Overview
Works: 81 works in 200 publications in 5 languages and 2,278 library holdings
Genres: Horror fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Horror tales  Fiction  Horror comic books, strips, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  Short stories  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Artist, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: PS3562.I4546, 813.54
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The nightmare factory : based on the stories of Thomas Ligotti by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enter the universe of renowned horror master Thomas Ligotti--a universe where clowns take part in a sinister winter festival, a scheming girlfriend makes reality itself come unraveled, a crumbling asylum's destruction unleashes a greater horror, and a mysterious Teatro comes and goes, leaving only shattered dreams in its wake. In the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, Ligotti's sophisticated tales of terror take us to places few would suspect exist, where madness is only a thought away. The Nightmare Factory adapts four of Ligotti's most chilling tales into fine graphic literature by famed writers and artists Stuart Moore, Joe Harris, Colleen Doran (The Sandman), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), Ted McKeever (Batman), and Michael Gaydos (Alias). Featuring all-new introductions to each story by Thomas Ligotti
Songs of a dead dreamer : and, Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ligotti eschews cheap, gory thrills for his own brand of atmospheric horror, which shocks at the deepest, existential, levels. Ligotti's stories take on decaying cities and lurid dreamscapes in a style ranging from rich, ornamental prose to cold, clinical detachment. His raw and experimental work lays bare the unimportance of our world and the sickening madness of human consciousness. Like the greatest writers of cosmic horror, Ligotti bends reality until it cracks, opening fissures through which he invites us to gaze on the unsettling darkness of the abyss below
Grimscribe : his lives and works by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eponymous first-person narrator of this chilling collection assumes many different guises in spinning his eerie tales, but the voice in each of the 12 stories remains the same, a voice "always speaking of terrible secrets." Witness, participant, victim, Grimscribe is, above all, our guide through a landscape at once relentlessly dark and luminously revealing, where a "brood of dark forms" push "through the fog" and "dark bricks that bulge like tumors" appear "on the facades of houses." Prisoners of this bleak but fascinating world include a mild-mannered village schoolteacher sent in "Flowers of the Abyss" to discover the awful truth behind a house in which an entire family perished horribly; in "The Cocoons" we encounter a man trapped in a unique doctor/patient relationship who finds the treatment infinitely more agonizing than the disease; instead of the three Rs, the young boy in "Miss Plarr" receives from his tutor a few lessons in "the sound of something that stings the air." Stylishly wrought in the best tradition of the American gothic and wonderfully reminiscent of Poe and Hawthorne, these scary stories transcend their genre. and command respect--From Publishers Weekly
Noctuary by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conspiracy against the human race : a contrivance of horror by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2010 Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction. The Conspiracy against the Human Race is renowned horror writer Thomas Ligotti's first work of nonfiction. Through impressively wide-ranging discussions of and reflections on literary and philosophical works of a pessimistic bent, he shows that the greatest horrors are not the products of our imagination. The worst and most plentiful horrors are instead to be found in reality. Mr. Ligotti's calm, but often bloodcurdling turns of phrase, evoke the dreadfulness of the human condition. Those who cannot bear the truth will pretend this is another work of fiction, but in doing so they perpetuate the conspiracy of the book's title. --David Benatar, author of Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence;Department of Philosophy, University of Cape Town, South Africa
My work is not yet done : three tales of corporate horror by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and German and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When junior manager Frank Dominio is suddenly demoted and then sacked it seems there was more than a grain of truth to his persecution fantasies. But as he prepares to even the score with those responsible for his demise, he unwittingly finds an ally in a dark and malevolent force that grants him supernatural powers. Frank takes his revenge in the most ghastly ways imaginable - but there will be a terrible price to pay once his work is done."--Back cover
Teatro grottesco by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often cited as the most curious and remarkable figure in horror literature. His work is noted by critics for its display of an exceptionally grotesque imagination and accomplished prose style. The cycle of narratives introduces readers to a freakish community of artists who encounter demonic perils that will engulf their lives!
Songs of a dead dreamer by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ligotti's works feature some of the most grotesque images in modern horror fiction, while proving the reliable dictum that the very worst horrors are often those which remain unseen
The shadow at the bottom of the world by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halloween : magic, mystery, and the macabre by Paula Guran( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The farther we've gotten from the magic and mystery of the past, the more we've come to love Halloween - the one time each year when the mundane is overturned in favor of the bizarre, the "other side" is closest, and everyone can become anyone (or anything) they wish ... and sometimes what they don't. Introducing nineteen original stories from mistresses and masters of the dark celebrate the most fantastic, enchanting, spooky, and supernatural of holidays"--Page 4 of cover
The spectral link by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unnamed narrator of "Metaphysica Morum" seeks suicide, yet delays until he can subvert the optimism of his fugitive therapist. Equally anonymous, the young narrator of "The Small People" finds a growing horror in the encroachment of toy-like beings that bring an unsettling enlightenment about the shabbiness of daily life and the true nature of his parents
Twentieth-century literary criticism. excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations by Linda Pavlovski( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly useful series presents substantial excerpts from the best criticism on the major literary figures and nonfiction writers, including novelists poets, playwrights, scientists am literary theorists, of 1900 to 1959 -- the era most frequently studied in high schools. Each volume presents overviews of eight to 12 authors with chronologically arranged criticism representing the entire range of response to each author. A typical excerpt is prefaced by an annotation that explains the critic's reputation and critical philosophy and providing a synopsis of the excerpt. Every fourth volume is a Topics volume covering major movements, trend and other subject groupings
Twentieth-century literary criticism : topics volume by Scot Peacock( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents literary criticism on the works of twentieth-century writers of all genres, nations, and cultures. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, interviews, radio and television transcripts, pamphlets, and scholarly papers
Short story criticism : excerpts from criticism of the works of short fiction writers( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In heaven, everything is fine : fiction inspired by David Lynch ; edited by Cameron Pierce by Thomas Ligotti( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conspiracy against the human race a contrivance of horror by Thomas Ligotti( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a signature motif discernible in both works of philosophical pessimism and supernatural horror. It may be stated thus: Behind the scenes of life lurks something pernicious that makes a nightmare of our world."His fiction is known to be some of the most terrifying in the genre of supernatural horror, but Thomas Ligotti's first nonfiction book may be even scarier. Drawing on philosophy, literature, neuroscience, and other fields of study, Ligotti takes the penetrating lens of his imagination and turns it on his audience, causing them to grapple with the brutal reality that they are living a meaningless nightmare, and anyone who feels otherwise is simply acting out an optimistic fallacy. At once a guidebook to pessimistic thought and a relentless critique of humanity's employment of self-deception to cope with the pervasive suffering of their existence, The Conspiracy against the Human Race may just convince listeners that there is more than a measure of truth in the despairing yet unexpectedly liberating negativity that is widely considered a hallmark of Ligotti's work
Harry O. Morris by Harry O Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century literary criticism( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents literary criticism on the works of twentieth-century writers of all genres, nations, and cultures. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, interviews, radio and television transcripts, pamphlets, and scholarly papers
Modern arts criticism : a biographical and critical guide to painters, sculptors, photographers and architects from the beginning of the modern era to the present( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biographical and critical guide to painters, sculptors, photographers and architects from the beginning of the modern era to the present."
 
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The nightmare factory : based on the stories of Thomas Ligotti
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Grimscribe : his lives and worksNoctuaryMy work is not yet done : three tales of corporate horrorTeatro grottescoSongs of a dead dreamerThe shadow at the bottom of the worldTwentieth-century literary criticism. excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluationsTwentieth-century literary criticism : topics volume
Alternative Names
Thomas Ligotti Amerikaans schrijver

Thomas Ligotti amerikansk författare

Thomas Ligotti amerikansk skribent

Thomas Ligotti autor americano de ficción de horror

Thomas Ligotti écrivain américain

Thomas Ligotti pisarz amerykański

Thomas Ligotti scrittore statunitense

Thomas Ligotti US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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Languages
English (119)

Italian (8)

Spanish (4)

Polish (2)

German (1)