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Robert Aickman - Dark Entries
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Robert Aickman - The Wine-Dark Sea
Peter Straub called Robert Aickman 'this century's most profound writer of what we call horror stories'. Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term for them) are a subtle exploration of psychological displacement and paranoia. His characters are ordinary people that are gradually drawn into the darker recesses of their own minds. First published in the USA in 1988 and in the UK in 1990 The Wine-Dark Sea contains eight stories that will leave the reader unsettled as the protagonists' fears and desires, at once illogical and terrifying, culminate in a disturbing yet enigmatic ending. For fans of the horror genre Robert Aickman is a must read. As Peter Straub notes in his introduction 'Aickman's originality was rooted in need - he had to write these stories, and that is why they are worth reading and rereading'. 'Superb tales of suspenseful unease . . . a contemporary master of the genre.' Publishers Weekly

Robert Aickman - The Unsettled Dust
Robert Aickman, the supreme master of the supernatural, brings together eight stories where strange things happen that the reader is unable to predict. His characters are often lonely and middle-aged but all have the same thing in common - they are all brought to the brink of an abyss that shows how terrifyingly fragile our piece of mind actually is. 'The Next Glade', 'Bind Your Hair' and 'The Stains' appeared together in The Wine-Dark Sea in 1988 while 'The Unsettled Dust', 'The House of the Russians', 'No Stronger Than a Flower', 'The Cicerones' and 'Ravissante' first appeared in Sub Rosa in 1968. The stories were published together as The Unsettled Dust in 1990. Aickman received the British Fantasy Award in 1981 for 'The Stains', which had first appeared in the anthology New Terrors (1980), before appearing in the last original posthumous collection of Aickman's short stories, Night Voices (1985). 'We are all potential victims of the powers Aickman so skilfully conjures and commands.' Robert Bloch

Robert Aickman - Dark Entries
Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term) are constructed immaculately, the neuroses of his characters painted in subtle shades. He builds dread by the steady accrual of realistic detail, until the reader realises that the protagonist is heading towards their doom as if in a dream. Dark Entries was first published in 1964 and contains six curious and macabre stories of love, death and the supernatural, including the classic story 'Ringing the Changes'. 'Reading Robert Aickman is like watching a magician work, and very often I'm not even sure what the trick was. All I know is that he did it beautifully.' Neil Gaiman

Robert Aickman - Las ​casas de los rusos
Las ​casas de los rusos Considerado por muchos uno de los más destacados autores ingleses de literatura fantástica de la segunda mitad del siglo XX, el londinense Robert Aickman siempre sostuvo que no escribía cuentos de terror, sino «historias de lo extraño» –así le gustaba definirlas–, relatos que tienen la rara virtud de sumergirnos en una tensa e inquietante atmósfera. Esta nueva entrega de su obra vuelve a constatar, como Cuentos de lo extraño (Atalanta, n.º 53), su gran talento para lo fantástico narrativo.«Aickman es un escritor refinado, inteligente, sensible y culto, y en sus páginas resuenan los ecos de muchas lecturas, cuya variedad podemos rastrear por las referencias halladas en el texto: Renan (un autor hoy olvidado), Arthur Machen, Céline, Daudet, Strindberg… pero también Walter de la Mare, Algernon Blackwood, M. R. James […].»En el extenso artículo dedicado a Aickman en The Encyclopedia of Fantasy de John Clute y John Grant, leemos que en las historias de nuestro autor los personajes “no son capaces de entender al fantasma con el que se enfrentan debido a que dicho fantasma […] es una manifestación, un retrato psíquico, de ...

Robert Aickman - Cold ​Hand in Mine
"Cold ​Hand in Mine" was first published in the UK in 1975 and in the US in 1977. The story "Pages from a Young Girl's Journal" won Aickman the World Fantasy Award in 1975. It was originally published in "The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction" in 1973 before appearing in this collection."Cold Hand in Mine" stands as one of Aickman's best collections and contains eight stories that show off his powers as a 'strange story' writer to the full, being more ambiguous than standard ghost stories. Throughout the stories the reader is introduced to a variety of characters, from a man who spends the night in a Hospice to a German aristocrat and a woman who sees an image of her own soul. There is also a nod to the conventional vampire story ("Pages from a Young Girl's Journal") but all the stories remain unconventional and inconclusive, which perhaps makes them all the more startling and intriguing. 'Of all the authors of uncanny tales, Aickman is the best ever ...His tales literally haunt me; his plots and his turns of phrase run through my head at the most unlikely moments.' - Russell Kirk.

Robert Aickman - The ​Wine-Dark Sea
Peter ​Straub called Robert Aickman 'this century's most profound writer of what we call horror stories'. Aickman's 'strange stories' (his preferred term for them) are a subtle exploration of psychological displacement and paranoia. His characters are ordinary people that are gradually drawn into the darker recesses of their own minds. First published in the USA in 1988 and in the UK in 1990 _The Wine-Dark Sea_ contains eight stories that will leave the reader unsettled as the protagonists' fears and desires, at once illogical and terrifying, culminate in a disturbing yet enigmatic ending.

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