Compulsory games : and other stories
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New York City : New York Review Books, [2018].
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Book
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9781681371894, 1681371898
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xvii, 341 pages ; 21 cm.
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Published
New York City : New York Review Books, [2018].
Language
English
ISBN
9781681371894, 1681371898

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"The best and most interesting stories by Robert Aickman, a master of the supernatural tale, the uncanny, and the truly weird. Cross Henry James with M.R. James and you might end up with a writer like Robert Aickman, though his self-described "strange stories" remain confoundingly and uniquely his own. Aickman's superbly written tales terrify not with standard thrills and gore but through a radical overturning of the laws of nature and everyday life. His 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? Do a herd of cows in a peaceful churchyard contain the souls of jilted women preparing to trample a cruel lover to death? Published for the first time under one cover, this collection offers a generous introduction to a sophisticated, psychologically acute modernist whose achievements have too long been hidden under the cloak of genre"--,Provided by publisher.

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Chatham Borough-Chatham Township Library - Adult FictionFIC AICKMANAvailable
Hunterdon County Library Headquarters - Adult FictionAICKMANAvailable
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Aickman, R., & Nelson, V. (2018). Compulsory games: and other stories . New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Aickman, Robert and Victoria, Nelson. 2018. Compulsory Games: And Other Stories. New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Aickman, Robert and Victoria, Nelson. Compulsory Games: And Other Stories New York Review Books, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Aickman, Robert,, and Victoria Nelson. Compulsory Games: And Other Stories New York Review Books, 2018.

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