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Learning from Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia
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Learning from Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia

By Parrinder, Patrick

Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000 Conveys the essence of cognitive estrangement in relation to science fiction (SF) and Utopia: that by imagining strange worlds we learn to see our own world in a new perspective. This raises the issue of the relationship between imaginative invention and allegory or fable. The contributors have all been influenced by Darko Suvin's belief that the double movement of estrangement and cognition reflects deep structures of human storytelling. Learning from otherness is as natural and inevitable a process as the instinct for imitation and representation that Aristotle described in his "Poetics".. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.46

Penny Dreadfuls and Other Victorian Horrors

By Anglo, Michael

London: Jupiter Books, 1977 The author best known as Mick Anglo - and with a deservedly huge Wikipedia page!. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$93.53

Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

By Smyth, Edmund J. (Editor)

Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000 Essays on the relationship between Jules Verne and the French literary canon, addressing his much-debated status as a science fiction writer and examining aspects of his work, from a study of his use of narrative technique and defamiliarisation, to the relation his work bears to Surrealism and the repercussions for a modern reassessment of Verne as a writer. Verne has received renewed attention since the publication in 1994 of his "Paris au Vingtieme Siecle", and this has highlighted his importance as a key commentator on the anguishes of modernity. Arthur B. Evans provides a detailed account of the relationship between Verne and the French literary canon, demonstrating the "now-ineluctable trend towards rehabilitation and literary canonization". Daniel Compere exmines narrative technique, versimilitude, defamiliarization, naturalization and dialogism in Verne's work, while Timothy Unwin develops the enquiry into the nature of the Vernian text in discussing the role of science and textual repetition. The interface between realism, utopianism and SF in a number of Verne's novels is investigated by Sarah Capitano. Jules Gabriel Verne 8 February 1828 - 24 March 1905) was a French author who helped pioneer the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869-1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) and The Mysterious Island (1875). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of space travel had been devised. Consequently he is often referred to as the "Father of science fiction" and a precursor to stemapunk, along with H.G. Wells.. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$4.98

Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary
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Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary

By Lunch, Lydia

London: Creation Books, 1997 Paradoxia contains frank and often shocking confessions of promiscuous sexual behaviour among the low life of the New York punk scene of the 1970s. Lydia Lunch relays in explicit sexual detail a predator's diary, revealing the true psychic repercussions of her sexual misadventures. Bound with red silk marker ribbon. Introduction by Hubert Selby Jr. "About the Author" by Chris Bohn. 'Spewing vitriol, violence, humour, insanity and sex, sex, sex on every single page - and naming names - Paradoxia is a bizarre medical textbook of the soul.' - Neon. 'This confessional is both gripping in its honesty, and an erotic source for voyeurs everywhere.' - Juxtapoz. Sickening, saddening, erotic (in a very twisted way) and maddening, this is a book you will never forget. Paradoxia, a loose autobiography, in which she documented her early life, sexual history, substance abuse and mental health problems. Time Out New York gave it a favorable review, while Bookslut ambiguously concluded "a reprisal of greatest hits from male nihilists, sexual adventurers and chroniclers of deviance." From Chapter 1: "I'd stalk bars, clubs, bookstores, public parks and the Emergency Room. Seeking in lost men a place to lose myself. Searching for a pocket of weakness. Looking for the 'sweet spot', a small tear in the psychic fabric to feast upon. To hide inside. A place to disappear in, manifesting myself in a multiplicity of personalities which all shared the same goal. To trick the next john into relinquishing his moral, financial, spiritual or physical guard, so that no matter what the outcome, I won. I got what I wanted. Whether it was money, conversation, drama - or sex." "Great emphasis is put on lurid descriptions of sexual acts", "Sickening, saddening, erotic (in a very twisted way) and maddening, this is a book you will never forget." No Jacket, as Issued. First Edition. Hardcover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.22

Ghosts and Scholars 12

By Pardoe, Rosemary (Editor)

Hoole: Rosemary Pardoe, 1990 Journal celebrating ghost stories and fantasy.. First Edition. Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Magazine/Periodical.

$74.83

Judas ou le Vampire Surrealiste

By Gengenbach, Ernest De

Paris: Les Editions Premieres, 1949 Rare collection of surrealist writings from a defrocked priest. Ernest Gengenbach, also known as Jean Genbach, born on November 6 1903 at Gruey-lès-Surance (Vosges) and died on December 26, 1979 in Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais ( Eure-et-Loir ) is a French churchman, writer and poet, author of surrealist writings, mystic and occultist. He is also known by the pseudonym of Jehan Sylvius. French text. Rare. Machine numbered #1170 of 1450 Printed . First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$155.89

J-. K. Huysmans: Novelist, Poet and Art Critic

By Kahn, Annette

Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1982 Excellent study of French author J.K. Huysmans and his works including his classic novel on satanism, La Bas and the decadent classic Against Nature, along with his art criticism of Gustave Moreau, Edgar Degas, Jean-Louis Forain, Jean Francois Raffaelli, Felicien Rops, Odilon Redon with comprehensive notes, bibliography and index. No Jacket, as Issued.. First Edition. Hardcover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.68

Histoire des Vampires et des Spectres Malfaisans

By de Plancy, Collin

Paris: Chez Masson, 1820 Bound in full leather, with marbled endpapers and gilt decorated spine. Minor worm hole to top of spine. Lacks frontispiece but an incredibly rare book.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$6229.26

Avallaunius: The Journal of the Arthur Machen Society No. 8/9 Spring/Summer 1992

By Machen, Arthur

Caerleon: Arthur Machen Society, 1992 'Adelphi Farewell', 'Trailing Old Beroaldus', 'Splendour', by Machen, 'Art Machen & Howie Lovecraft' by Vincent Williams, poem by F.B. Long dedicated to Machen, more. Limited to 350 copies. Arthur Machen March 1863 - 15 December 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror (Stephen King has called it "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language". He is also well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of Mons.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Magazine/Periodical.

$18.71

Avallaunius: The Journal of the Arthur Machen Society No. 12 Summer 1994

By Machen, Arthur

Caerleon: Arthur Machen Society, 1994 'The Little People', 'The Black Art', by Machen, article by Mark Valentine of Machen's influence on Lovecraft, some letters by Lovecraft referring to Machen, 'Roman Dream' by Lovecraft, more. Limited to 250 copies. Arthur Machen March 1863 - 15 December 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror (Stephen King has called it "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language". He is also well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of Mons.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Magazine/Periodical.

$18.71

Ash of Stars: On the Writing of Samuel R. Delany

By Sallis, James (Editor)

Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1996 Delany wrote the modern erotic classic The Tides of Lust. Samuel Ray Delany, Jr. (born April 1, 1942, New York City) is an award-winning American science fiction author. He has written works that have garnered substantial critical acclaim, including the novels The Einstein Intersection, Nova, Hogg, Dhalgren, and the Return to Nevèrÿon series. Since January 2001 he has been a professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is widely known in the academic world as a literary critic.. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.46

Leonora (Revolution & Romanticism, 1789-1834)

By Burger, Gottfried Augustus

Otley: Woodstock Books, 2000 In literary terms Bürger's ghostly tale broke convention and created a context for Lyrical Ballads and The Ancient Mariner. In 1796 it appeared in no fewer than five versions, each noticeably different from the others. The main distinction of this edition is the contribution of William Blake, whose haunting, hallucinatory frontispiece belongs to the period of his greatest creativity. Stanley's Leonora is marked out in other ways, by the inclusion of the German text, and by the happy ending he provides: good triumphs, Leonora awakes, William returns. It is a measure of the ballad's power and its impact upon the poetry-reading public that he felt the need to Christianize it. A facsimile of the 1796 edition with English and German text, translated by J.T. Stanley with an introduction by Jonathan Wordsworth. One of its lines Denn die Toten reiten schnell ("For the dead travel fast") was to be quoted in Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. "In 1773 the ballad Lenore was published in the Musenalmanach. This poem, which in dramatic force and in its vivid realization of the weird and supernatural remains without a rival, made his name a household word in Germany." In 1786, Gottfried August Bürger translated Raspe's stories back into German, and extended them. He published them under the title of Wunderbare Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande: Feldzüge und lustige Abenteuer des Freiherrn von Münchhausen ("Marvellous Travels on Water and Land: Campaigns and Comical Adventures of the Baron of Münchhausen"). Bürger's version is the one best known to German readers today.. First Thus. Hardcover. New/New. Illus. by William Blake. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.46

The Garden of Evil

By Mirbeau, Octave

London: David Bruce & Watson, 1973 Classic decadent novel about a young Frenchman's obsessive infatuation with a strange, cruel, yet exotic girl. Although he constantly tries to escape her influence he always returns. Translated by Raymond Rudorff.. First Thus. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.18

The Gothic Quest: A History of the Gothic Novel

By Summers, Montague

London: Fortune Press, 1969 The definitive study of gothic literature from the 18th and 19th centuries, including a short history of the publishers and circulating libraries along with a chapter on Surrealism and the Gothic Novel. Author's covered include Charles Maturin, Matthew G. Lewis, Francis Lathom, Ann Radcliffe, and many others. Illustrated with 15 plates. Rare. Augustus Montague Summers (10 April 1880 - 10 August 1948) was an eccentric English author and clergyman. He is known primarily for his 1928 English translation of the medieval witch hunter's manual, the Malleus Maleficarum, as well as for several studies on witches, vampires, and werewolves, in all of which he professed to believe. No Jacket.. First Thus. Hardcover. New/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$43.65

The Silurist: The Newsletter of the Arthur Machen Society Autumn 1993

By Machen, Arthur

Caerleon: Arthur Machen Society, 1993 Interesting Machen ephemera. Includes book reviews, events listings, news, letters etc.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Magazine/Periodical.

$9.35

The Silurist: The Newsletter of the Arthur Machen Society Summer 1996

By Machen, Arthur

Caerleon: Arthur Machen Society, 1996 Interesting Machen ephemera. Includes book reviews, events listings, news, letters etc. Arthur Machen March 1863 - 15 December 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror (Stephen King has called it "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language". He is also well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of Mons.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Magazine/Periodical.

$12.47

The Silurist: The Newsletter of the Arthur Machen Society Winter 1991/92

By Machen, Arthur

Caerleon: Arthur Machen Society, 1991 Interesting Machen ephemera. Includes book reviews, events listings, news, letters etc. Arthur Machen March 1863 - 15 December 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror (Stephen King has called it "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language". He is also well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of Mons.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Magazine/Periodical.

$9.35

The Silurist: The Newsletter of the Arthur Machen Society Summer 1994

By Machen, Arthur

Caerleon: Arthur Machen Society, 1994 Interesting Machen ephemera. Includes book reviews, events listings, news, letters etc. Arthur Machen March 1863 - 15 December 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror (Stephen King has called it "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language". He is also well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of Mons.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Magazine/Periodical.

$9.35

The Silurist: The Newsletter of the Arthur Machen Society Autumn 1992

By Machen, Arthur

Caerleon: Arthur Machen Society, 1992 Interesting Machen ephemera. Includes book reviews, events listings, news, letters etc. Arthur Machen March 1863 - 15 December 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror (Stephen King has called it "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language". He is also well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of Mons.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Magazine/Periodical.

$9.35

Varney, the Vampire: Or the Feast of Blood Volume 1

By Prest, Thomas Preskett

New York: Arno Press, 1970 Volume 1 only of 3.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$62.36

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