Songs of a Dead Dreamer [NOOK Book]

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Songs of a Dreamer was Thomas Ligotti's first collection of supernatural horror stories. When originally published in 1985 by Harry Morris's Silver Scarab Press, the book was hardly noticed. In 1989, an expanded version appeared that garnered accolades from several quarters. Writing in the Washington Post, the celebrated science fiction and fantasy author Michael Swanwick extolled: 'Put this volume on the shelf right between H. P. Lovecraft and...
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Overview

Songs of a Dreamer was Thomas Ligotti's first collection of supernatural horror stories. When originally published in 1985 by Harry Morris's Silver Scarab Press, the book was hardly noticed. In 1989, an expanded version appeared that garnered accolades from several quarters. Writing in the Washington Post, the celebrated science fiction and fantasy author Michael Swanwick extolled: 'Put this volume on the shelf right between H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Where it belongs.'

The revisions in the present volume of Songs of a Dead Dreamer have been calculated to make its stories into enhanced incarnations of the originals. This edition is and will remain definitive.

For those already familiar with the stories in Songs of a Dead Dreamer, an invitation is extended to return to them in their ultimate state. For those new to the collection, it is submitted to engage them with some of the most extraordinary tales of their kind. In either case, this publication of Songs of a Dead Dreamer offers evidence for why Ligotti has been judged to be among the most important authors in the history of supernatural horror.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015754230
  • Publisher: Subterranean Press
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 81,521
  • File size: 998 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2005

    A Most Wonderful Piece Of Weird Fiction

    Have you ever read a really good modern Gothic tale? Have you ever read anything that only mildly shocked you at the end, but REALLY scared you when it sank in? Have you ever read a story with an unsettling, yet satisfying denouement? Have you ever read anything by Ligotti? If you answered 1, 2, & 3 yes, you have probably heard of him. If not, you should read Ligotti. For one, though some reviewers call his stories plotless, slow, nihilistic madness, that is untrue; However, the plot is often less conventional and often far more cerebral. For instance, 'Masquerade of a Dead Sword' is Ligotti's only heroic fantasy, but with a philosophical twist. 'Dr. Voke and Mr. Veech' tells of a man in a nightmarish landscape who asks a terrible favor of a reclusive doctor. 'Alice's Last Adventure' is the story of an aging children'sbook author whose reality is slowly decaying. 'The Greater Festival of Masks' is about a man named Noss and a weird festival in his town, tinged with Jungian overtones. And for my final preview, 'Les Fleurs' is a bizarre story told in diary entries of a slightly deranged artist in love with flowers. Also, his stories are beutifully written. I your not familiar with his style, find this book at your local library. Start with 'Professor Nobody's Little Lectures on Supernatural Horror'. It will introduce you to Ligotti's style and wry sense of humour. If you like that, you will be able to appreciate and enjoy his work. It's hard to find this book, so happy hunting.

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