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“In Notes from the Shadow City, Crawford and Boston distill a bleak dystopian vision. Alone or together, and utilizing poetry, prose, and photographic images, they have crafted a guidebook, a Baedeker to the same outliers as chronicled by Dostoyevsky, Kafka, and Orwell, where shadows are more real than the gnomons that cast them, and the predominant colors come from the stripped-down underside of the rainbow.”—Robert Borski, author of Blood Wallah and Other Poems
Irish writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) is one of the leading weird writers of the nineteenth century, the author of “Green Tea,” “Carmilla,” Uncle Silas, and other classic works. In this volume, the first collection of essays about Le Fanu, three distinguished scholars have amassed a wealth of material on every aspect of the author’s life, work, and influence. A biographical section features memoirs of Le Fanu along with reproductions of many portraits of the author. Early reviews of his many books are reprinted, as is important early criticism by M. R. James, E. F. Benson, V. S. Pritchett, and others. Recent essays by Jack Sullivan, John Langan, Victor Sage, and many others discuss a wide array of topics relating to Le Fanu’s writing. Nine of these essays are printed here for the first time. All in all, this book provides a definitive guide to the weird fiction of Le Fanu. …[more]
The Phantom World takes you on a poetic odyssey, and you will easily recognize some of the waypoints. There is a price to be paid for this journey, but Crawford makes you realize that it may be more than some are willing to pay. Without that payment, can you reach your destination? Come visit The Phantom World and find out…if you dare.
A collection of horror poetry focusing on the fantastic, mythological “shadow city.” Some poems co-authored with award winning speculative poet, Bruce Boston. Artwork by Jimmy Britton.