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The uncanny reader : stories from the shadows

Author: Marjorie Sandor
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"From the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural, these thirty-one border-crossing stories from around the world explore the uncanny in literature, and delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows opens with "The Sand-man," E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1817 tale of dopplegangers and automatons--a tale that inspired generations of writers and thinkers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Horror tales
Horror fiction
Fantasy fiction
Paranormal fiction
Fiktionale Darstellung
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Sandor
ISBN: 9781250041715 1250041716
OCLC Number: 891427698
Description: viii, 561 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Unraveling : an introduction --
The Sand-man / Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann --
Berenice / Edgar Allan Poe --
One of twins / Ambrose Bierce --
On the water / Guy de Maupassant --
Oysters / Anton Chekhov --
Pomegranate seed / Edith Wharton --
The stoker / Franz Kafka --
Decay / Marjorie Bowen --
The music of Erich Zann / H.P. Lovecraft --
The birds / Bruno Schulz --
The usher / Felisberto Hernández --
The waiting room / Robert Aickman --
Paranoia / Shirley Jackson --
The helper / Joan Aiken --
The jesters / Joyce Carol Oates --
The devil and Dr. Tuberose --
John Herdman --
Phantoms / Steven Millhauser --
On Jacob's ladder / Steve Stern --
The panic hand / Jonathan Carroll --
Moriya / Dean Paschal --
The puppets / Jean-Christophe Duchon-Doris --
Old Mrs. J / Yoko Ogawa --
Whitework / Kate Bernheimer --
Stone animals / Kelly Link --
Tiger mending / Aimee Bender --
The black square / Chris Adrian --
Foundation / China Miéville --
Gothic night / Mansoura Ez Eldin --
Reindeer mountain / Karin Tidbeck --
Muzungu / C. Namwali Serpell --
Haunting Olivia / Karen Russell.
Responsibility: edited by Marjorie Sandor.
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Features border-crossing stories from around the world. This book deals with many stories from writers belonging to 19th and 20th centuries.  Read more...


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