Fancies And Goodnights

Author: John Collier
Homepage_9781590170519

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General Fields

  • : $12.00(NZD)
  • : 9781590170519
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
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  • : January 2003
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 13.00 cmmm X 2.90 cmmm
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  • : John Collier
  • : Classics Ser.
  • : Paperback
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  • : en
  • : very good
  • : 418
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Barcode 9781590170519
9781590170519

Description

John Collier's edgy, sardonic tales are works of rare wit, curious insight, and scary implication. They stand out as one of the pinnacles in the critically neglected but perennially popular tradition of weird writing that includes E.T.A. Hoffmann and Charles Dickens as well as more recent masters like Jorge Luis Borges and Roald Dahl. With a cast of characters that ranges from man-eating flora to disgruntled devils and suburban salarymen (not that it's always easy to tell one from another), Collier's dazzling stories explore the implacable logic of lunacy, revealing a surreal landscape whose unstable surface is depth-charged with surprise.