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The Weird

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN : 9781466803190
Genre : Fiction
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From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature. Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. You won't find any elves or wizards here...but you will find the biggest, boldest, and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled. The Weird features 110 stories by an all-star cast, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: including William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon. The Weird is the winner of the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

The Weird And The Eerie

Author : Mark Fisher
ISBN : 9781910924396
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such texts can exercise. The Weird and the Eerie both fundamentally concern the outside and the unknown, which are not intrinsically horrifying, even if they are always unsettling. Perhaps a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of liminal concepts such as the weird and the eerie. These two modes will be analysed with reference to the work of authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christoper Nolan.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Erin Frankel
ISBN : 9781575426600
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Luisa becomes the target of a school bully, she changes everything about herself to avoid being bullied.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

World Of The Weird

Author : Tracey Turner
ISBN : 1554074819
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents trivia about weird real-life phenomena and mind-boggling scientific adventures and offers instructions for such activities as bringing a dead plant back to life, growing a bacteria colony, and making ectoplasm.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Weird Tale

Author : S. T. Joshi
ISBN : 9780809531226
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The leading critic of supernatural literature here examines the roots of the "weird tale" (as Lovecraft called it) through detailed examinations of five "founding fathers" of the genre: Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, and H.P. Lovecraft. The result is a thorough study of the art, craft, philosophy, and aesthetics of an enduring genre of fantastic literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

National Geographic Tales Of The Weird

Author : David Braun
ISBN : 9781426209659
Genre : Humor
File Size : 65.65 MB
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Documents abnormalities and facts on topics ranging from the human body and prehistoric life to unusual insects and birds, profiling such phenomena as flying sharks, zombie ants, and the universe's darkest planet.
Category: Humor

The Weird Weird West

Author : Marty M. Engle
ISBN : 1567140556
Genre : Horror tales
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A monster is coming after Shane Reece, 150 years after Shane's ancestors put a bullet in his hide. An earthquake unleashes Clayton T. Motley, an undead zombie gunslinger looking for revenge.
Category: Horror tales

The Weird Orient

Author : Henry Iliowizi
ISBN : NYPL:33433112013598
Genre : American fiction
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Category: American fiction

Museum Of The Weird

Author : Amelia Gray
ISBN : 9781573661560
Genre : Fiction
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A stunning collection of stories that reveal wondrous play and surreal humor. Story subjects include a monogrammed cube that appears in town, a landlord that cheats you out of first place in the annual Christmas decorating contest, and learning to care for a paring knife as your mate.
Category: Fiction

The Weird Sisters

Author : Eleanor Brown
ISBN : 1101486376
Genre : Fiction
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This is the "delightful" (People) New York Times bestseller that's earned raves from Sarah Blake, Helen Simonson, and reviewers everywhere-the story of three sisters who love each other, but just don't happen to like each other very much... Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family. Here, books are a passion (there is no problem a library card can't solve) and TV is something other people watch. Their father-a professor of Shakespeare who speaks almost exclusively in verse-named them after the Bard's heroines. It's a lot to live up to. The sisters have a hard time communicating with their parents and their lovers, but especially with one another. What can the shy homebody eldest sister, the fast-living middle child, and the bohemian youngest sibling have in common? Only that none has found life to be what was expected; and now, faced with their parents' frailty and their own personal disappointments, not even a book can solve what ails them...
Category: Fiction