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Compulsory games : and other stories / Robert Aickman ; edited by Victoria Nelson.

Aickman, Robert, (author.). Nelson, Victoria, (editor,, writer of introduction.).
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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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New York Review Books classics.
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Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC AICKMAN (Text) 32826014148860 New Books Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681371894
  • ISBN: 1681371898
  • Physical Description: xvii, 341 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2018]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Compulsory games -- Hand in glove -- Marriage -- Le miroir -- No time is passing -- Raising the wind -- Residents only -- Wood -- The strangers -- The coffin house -- Letters to the postman -- Laura -- The fully-conducted tour -- A disciple of Plato -- Just a song at twilight..
Summary, etc.:
"These...tales terrify not with standard thrills and gore but through a radical overturning of the laws of nature and everyday life. [Aickman's] territory of the strange, of the 'void behind the face of order,' is a surreal region that grotesquely mimics the quotidian: Is that river the Thames, or is it even a river? What does it mean when a prospective lover removes one dress, and then another--and then another? Does a herd of cows in a peaceful churchyard contain the souls of jilted women preparing to trample a cruel lover to death?"--back cover.
Subject: Short stories.
Genre: Short stories.
Horror fiction.

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