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The weird : a compendium of strange and dark stories /

by VanderMeer, Ann; VanderMeer, Jeff.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Tor Books, 2012.Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: xx, 1126 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780765333629; 0765333627.Subject(s): Fantasy fiction | Science fiction | Paranormal fiction | Short stories | Paranormal fiction | Paranormal fiction | Horror fiction | Fantasy fiction | Science fiction | Short stories | Paranormal fiction
Contents:
Foreweird / Michael Moorcock -- Introduction / Ann and Jeff VanderMeer -- The other side (excerpt) / Alfred Kubin -- The screaming skull / F. Marion Crawford -- The willows / Algernon Blackwood -- Sredni Vashtar / Saki -- Casting the runes / M.R. James -- How Nuth would have practised his art upon the Gnoles / Lord Dunsany -- The man in the bottle / Gustav Meyrink -- The dissection / George Heym -- The spider / Hanns Heinz Ewers -- The hungry stones / Rabindranath Tagore -- The vegetable man / Luigi Ugolini -- The people of the pit / A. Merritt -- The hell screen / Ryūnosuke Akutagawa -- Unseen -- unfeared / Francis Stevens -- In the penal colony / Franz Kafka -- The white wyrak / Stefan Grabinski -- The night wire / H.F. Arnold -- The Dunwich horror / H.P. Lovecraft -- The book / Margaret Irwin -- The Mainz Psalter / Jean Ray -- The shadowy street / Jean Ray -- Genius loci / Clark Ashton Smith -- The town of cats / Hagiwara Sakutarō -- The tarn / Hugh Walpole -- Sanatorium under the sign of the hourglass / Bruno Schulz -- Far below / Robert Barbour Johnson -- Smoke ghost / Fritz Leiber -- White rabbits / Leonora Carrington -- Mimic / Donald A. Wollheim -- The crowd / Ray Bradbury -- The long sheet / William Sansom.
The aleph / Jorge Luis Borges -- A child in the bush of ghosts / Olympe Bhêly-Quénum -- The summer people / Shirley Jackson -- The man who sold rope to the Gnoles / Margaret St. Clair -- The hungry house / Robert Bloch -- The complete gentleman / Amos Tutuola -- "It's a good life" / Jerome Bixby -- Mister Taylor / Augusto Monterroso -- Axolotl / Julio Cortázar -- A woman seldom found / William Sansom -- The howling man / Charles Beaumont -- Same time, same place / Mervyn Peake -- The Colomber / Dino Buzzati -- The other side of the mountain / Michel Bernanos -- The salamander / Mercè Rodoreda -- The ghoulbird / Claude Seignolle -- The sea was wet as wet could be / Gahan Wilson -- Don't look now / Daphne du Maurier -- The hospice / Robert Aickman -- It only comes out at night / Dennis Etchison -- The psychologist who wouldn't do awful things to rats / James Tiptree, Jr.
The beak doctor / Eric Basso -- My mother / Jamaica Kincaid -- Sandkings / George R.R. Martin -- Window / Bob Leman -- The brood / Ramsey Campbell -- The autopsy / Michael Shea -- The belonging kind / William Gibson, John Shirley -- Egnaro / M. John Harrison -- The dirty little girl / Joanna Russ -- The new rays / M. John Harrison -- The discovery of Telanapota / Premendra Mitra -- Soft / F. Paul Wilson -- Bloodchild / Octavia E. Butler -- In the hills, the cities / Clive Barker -- Tainaron: mail from another city / Leena Krohn -- Hogfoot right and Bird-hands / Garry Kilworth -- Shades / Lucius Shepard -- The function of dream sleep / Harlan Ellison -- Worlds that flourish / Ben Okri -- The boy in the tree / Elizabeth Hand -- Family / Joyce Carol Oates -- His mouth will taste of Wormwood / Poppy Z. Brite -- The end of the garden / Michal Ajvaz -- The dark / Karen Joy Fowler -- Angels in love / Kathe Koja -- The ice man / Maruki Murakami.
Repacements / Lisa Tuttle -- The Diane Arbus suicide portfolio / Marc Laidlaw -- The country doctor / Steven Utley -- Last rites and resurrections / Martin Simpson -- The ocean and all its devices / William Browning Spencer -- The delicate / Jeffrey Ford -- The man in the black suit / Stephen King -- The snow pavilion / Angela Carter -- The meat garden / Craig Padawer -- The stiff and the stile / Stepan Chapman -- Yellow and red / Tanith Lee -- The specialist's hat / Kelly Link -- A redress for Andromeda / Caitlín R. Kiernan -- The god of dark laughter / Michael Chabon -- Details / China Miéville -- The genius of assassins / Michael Cisco -- Feeders and eaters / Neil Gaiman -- The cage / Jeff VanderMeer -- The beautiful Gelreesh / Jeffrey Ford -- The town manager / Thomas Ligotti -- The brotherhood of mutilation / Brian Evenson -- The white hands / Mark Samuels -- Flat Diane / Daniel Abraham -- Singing my sister down / Margo Lanagan -- The people on the island / T.M. Wright -- The forest / Laird Barron -- The hide / Liz Williams -- Dust enforcer / Reza Negarestani -- The familiars / Micaela Morrissette -- The lion's den / Seve Duffy -- Little lambs / Stephen Graham Jones -- Saving the gleeful horse / K.J. bishop -- Afterweird / China Miéville.
Summary: An oversized anthology of dark and bizarre tales written throughout the past century includes entries by international best-sellers and award-winners, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Franz Kafka.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird , and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature.<br> <br> Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. You won't find any elves or wizards here...but you will find the biggest, boldest, and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled.<br> The Weird features 110 stories by an all-star cast, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: including William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.<br> <br> The Weird is the winner of the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology </p>

"A Tom Doherty Associates book."

Originally published: Great Britain : Corvus, 2011.

Foreweird / Michael Moorcock -- Introduction / Ann and Jeff VanderMeer -- The other side (excerpt) / Alfred Kubin -- The screaming skull / F. Marion Crawford -- The willows / Algernon Blackwood -- Sredni Vashtar / Saki -- Casting the runes / M.R. James -- How Nuth would have practised his art upon the Gnoles / Lord Dunsany -- The man in the bottle / Gustav Meyrink -- The dissection / George Heym -- The spider / Hanns Heinz Ewers -- The hungry stones / Rabindranath Tagore -- The vegetable man / Luigi Ugolini -- The people of the pit / A. Merritt -- The hell screen / Ryūnosuke Akutagawa -- Unseen -- unfeared / Francis Stevens -- In the penal colony / Franz Kafka -- The white wyrak / Stefan Grabinski -- The night wire / H.F. Arnold -- The Dunwich horror / H.P. Lovecraft -- The book / Margaret Irwin -- The Mainz Psalter / Jean Ray -- The shadowy street / Jean Ray -- Genius loci / Clark Ashton Smith -- The town of cats / Hagiwara Sakutarō -- The tarn / Hugh Walpole -- Sanatorium under the sign of the hourglass / Bruno Schulz -- Far below / Robert Barbour Johnson -- Smoke ghost / Fritz Leiber -- White rabbits / Leonora Carrington -- Mimic / Donald A. Wollheim -- The crowd / Ray Bradbury -- The long sheet / William Sansom.

The aleph / Jorge Luis Borges -- A child in the bush of ghosts / Olympe Bhêly-Quénum -- The summer people / Shirley Jackson -- The man who sold rope to the Gnoles / Margaret St. Clair -- The hungry house / Robert Bloch -- The complete gentleman / Amos Tutuola -- "It's a good life" / Jerome Bixby -- Mister Taylor / Augusto Monterroso -- Axolotl / Julio Cortázar -- A woman seldom found / William Sansom -- The howling man / Charles Beaumont -- Same time, same place / Mervyn Peake -- The Colomber / Dino Buzzati -- The other side of the mountain / Michel Bernanos -- The salamander / Mercè Rodoreda -- The ghoulbird / Claude Seignolle -- The sea was wet as wet could be / Gahan Wilson -- Don't look now / Daphne du Maurier -- The hospice / Robert Aickman -- It only comes out at night / Dennis Etchison -- The psychologist who wouldn't do awful things to rats / James Tiptree, Jr.

The beak doctor / Eric Basso -- My mother / Jamaica Kincaid -- Sandkings / George R.R. Martin -- Window / Bob Leman -- The brood / Ramsey Campbell -- The autopsy / Michael Shea -- The belonging kind / William Gibson, John Shirley -- Egnaro / M. John Harrison -- The dirty little girl / Joanna Russ -- The new rays / M. John Harrison -- The discovery of Telanapota / Premendra Mitra -- Soft / F. Paul Wilson -- Bloodchild / Octavia E. Butler -- In the hills, the cities / Clive Barker -- Tainaron: mail from another city / Leena Krohn -- Hogfoot right and Bird-hands / Garry Kilworth -- Shades / Lucius Shepard -- The function of dream sleep / Harlan Ellison -- Worlds that flourish / Ben Okri -- The boy in the tree / Elizabeth Hand -- Family / Joyce Carol Oates -- His mouth will taste of Wormwood / Poppy Z. Brite -- The end of the garden / Michal Ajvaz -- The dark / Karen Joy Fowler -- Angels in love / Kathe Koja -- The ice man / Maruki Murakami.

Repacements / Lisa Tuttle -- The Diane Arbus suicide portfolio / Marc Laidlaw -- The country doctor / Steven Utley -- Last rites and resurrections / Martin Simpson -- The ocean and all its devices / William Browning Spencer -- The delicate / Jeffrey Ford -- The man in the black suit / Stephen King -- The snow pavilion / Angela Carter -- The meat garden / Craig Padawer -- The stiff and the stile / Stepan Chapman -- Yellow and red / Tanith Lee -- The specialist's hat / Kelly Link -- A redress for Andromeda / Caitlín R. Kiernan -- The god of dark laughter / Michael Chabon -- Details / China Miéville -- The genius of assassins / Michael Cisco -- Feeders and eaters / Neil Gaiman -- The cage / Jeff VanderMeer -- The beautiful Gelreesh / Jeffrey Ford -- The town manager / Thomas Ligotti -- The brotherhood of mutilation / Brian Evenson -- The white hands / Mark Samuels -- Flat Diane / Daniel Abraham -- Singing my sister down / Margo Lanagan -- The people on the island / T.M. Wright -- The forest / Laird Barron -- The hide / Liz Williams -- Dust enforcer / Reza Negarestani -- The familiars / Micaela Morrissette -- The lion's den / Seve Duffy -- Little lambs / Stephen Graham Jones -- Saving the gleeful horse / K.J. bishop -- Afterweird / China Miéville.

An oversized anthology of dark and bizarre tales written throughout the past century includes entries by international best-sellers and award-winners, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Franz Kafka.

Excerpt provided by Syndetics

<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">THE WEIRD: TABLE OF CONTENTS   Alfred Kubin, "The Other Side" (excerpt), 1908 F. Marion Crawford, "The Screaming Skull," 1908 Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows," 1907 Saki, "Sredni Vashtar," 1910 M.R. James, "Casting the Runes," 1911 Lord Dunsany, "How Nuth Would Have Practiced his Art," 1912 Gustav Meyrink, "The Man in the Bottle," 1912 Georg Heym, "The Dissection," 1913 Hanns Heinz Ewers, "The Spider," 1915 Rabindranath Tagore, "The Hungry Stones," 1916 Luigi Ugolini, "The Vegetable Man," 1917 A. Merritt, "The People of the Pit," 1918 Ryunosuke Akutagawa, "The Hell Screen," 1918 Francis Stevens, "Unseen---Unfeared," 1919 Franz Kafka, "In the Penal Colony," 1919 Stefan Grabinski, "The White Weyrak," 1921 H.F. Arnold, "The Night Wire," 1926 H.P. Lovecraft, "The Dunwich Horror," 1929 Margaret Irwin, "The Book," 1930 Jean Ray, "The Mainz Psalter ," 1930 Jean Ray, "The Shadowy Street," 1931 Clark Ashton Smith, "Genius Loci," 1933 Hagiwara Sakutoro, "The Town of Cats," 1935 Hugh Walpole, "The Tarn," 1936 Bruno Schulz, "Sanatorium at the Sign of the Hourglass," 1937 Robert Barbour Johnson, "Far Below," 1939 Fritz Leiber, "Smoke Ghost," 1941 Leonora Carrington, "White Rabbits," 1941 Donald Wollheim, "Mimic," 1942 Ray Bradbury, "The Crowd," 1943 William Sansom, "The Long Sheet," 1944 Jorge Luis Borges, "The Aleph," 1945 Olympe Bhely-Quenum, "A Child in the Bush of Ghosts," 1949 Shirley Jackson, "The Summer People," 1950 Margaret St. Clair, "The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles," 1951 Robert Bloch, "The Hungry House," 1951 Augusto Monterroso, "Mister Taylor," 1952 Amos Tutuola, "The Complete Gentleman," 1952 Jerome Bixby, "It's a Good Life," 1953 Julio Cortazar, "Axolotl," 1956 William Sansom, "A Woman Seldom Found," 1956 Charles Beaumont, "The Howling Man," 1959 Mervyn Peake, "Same Time, Same Place," 1963 Dino Buzzati, "The Colomber," 1966 Michel Bernanos, "The Other Side of the Mountain," 1967 Merce Rodoreda, "The Salamander," 1967 Claude Seignolle, "The Ghoulbird," 1967 Gahan Wilson, "The Sea Was Wet As Wet Could Be," 1967 Daphne Du Maurier, "Don't Look Now," 1971 Robert Aickman, "The Hospice," 1975 Dennis Etchison, "It Only Comes Out at Night," 1976 James Tiptree Jr., "The Psychologist Who Wouldn't Do Terrible Things to Rats," 1976 Eric Basso, "The Beak Doctor," 1977 Jamaica Kincaid, "Mother," 1978 George R.R. Martin, "Sandkings," 1979 Bob Leman, "Window," 1980 Ramsey Campbell, "The Brood," 1980 Michael Shea, "The Autopsy," 1980 William Gibson/John Shirley, "The Belonging Kind," 1981 M. John Harrison, "Egnaro," 1981 Joanna Russ, "The Little Dirty Girl," 1982 M. John Harrison, "The New Rays," 1982 Premendra Mitra, "The Discovery of Telenapota," 1984 F. Paul Wilson, "Soft," 1984 Octavia Butler, "Bloodchild," 1984 Clive Barker, "In the Hills, the Cities," 1984 Leena Krohn, "Tainaron," 1985 Garry Kilworth, "Hogfoot Right and Bird-hands," 1987 Lucius Shepard, "Shades," 1987 Harlan Ellison, "The Function of Dream Sleep," 1988 Ben Okri, "Worlds That Flourish," 1988 Elizabeth Hand, "The Boy in the Tree," 1989 Joyce Carol Oates, "Family," 1989 Poppy Z Brite, "His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood," 1990 Michal Ajvaz, "The End of the Garden," 1991 Karen Joy Fowler, "The Dark," 1991 Kathe Koja, "Angels in Love," 1991 Haruki Murakami, "The Ice Man," 1991 (translation, Japan) Lisa Tuttle, "Replacements," 1992 Marc Laidlaw, "The Diane Arbus Suicide Portfolio," 1993 Steven Utley, "The Country Doctor," 1993 William Browning Spenser, "The Ocean and All Its Devices," 1994 Jeffrey Ford, "The Delicate," 1994 Martin Simpson, "Last Rites and Resurrections," 1994 Stephen King, "The Man in the Black Suit," 1994 Angela Carter, "The Snow Pavilion," 1995 Craig Padawer, "The Meat Garden," 1996 Stepan Chapman, "The Stiff and the Stile," 1997 Tanith Lee, "Yellow and Red," 1998 Kelly Link, "The Specialist's Hat," 1998 Caitlin R. Kiernan, "A Redress for Andromeda," 2000 Michael Chabon, "The God of Dark Laughter," 2001 China Mieville, "Details," 2002 Michael Cisco, "The Genius of Assassins," 2002 Neil Gaiman, "Feeders and Eaters," 2002 Jeff VanderMeer, "The Cage," 2002 Jeffrey Ford, "The Beautiful Gelreesh," 2003 Thomas Ligotti, "The Town Manager," 2003 Brian Evenson, "The Brotherhood of Mutilation," 2003 Mark Samuels, "The White Hands," 2003 Daniel Abraham, "Flat Diana," 2004 Margo Lanagan, "Singing My Sister Down," 2005 T.M. Wright, "The People on the Island," 2005 Laird Barron, "The Forest," 2007 Liz Williams, "The Hide," 2007 Reza Negarestani, "The Dust Enforcer," 2008 Micaela Morrissette, "The Familiars," 2009 Steve Duffy, "In the Lion's Den," 2009 Stephen Graham Jones, "Little Lambs," 2009 J. Robert Lennon, "The Portal," 2010 K.J. Bishop, "Saving the Gleeful Horse," 2010 Excerpted from The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Library Journal Review

From the slow-building creepiness of H.P. Lovecraft's classic "The Dunwich Horror" to eerie stories by lesser-known authors like Michel Bernanos ("The Other Side of the Mountain") and Michal Ajvaz ("The End of the Garden"), the 110 stories in this massive compendium illustrate a type of literature that is not wholly compatible with either the fantasy or horror labels but, instead, falls into a category best described as "the weird." Marked primarily by eeriness of atmosphere or strangeness of subject matter, these stories range from ghost stories (e.g., Olympe Bhely-Quenum's "A Child in the Bush of Ghosts") to the surrealism found in Kathe Koja's "Angels in Love." Fans of Stephen King, Clark Ashton Smith, Ray Bradbury, Jorge Luis Borges, Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Poppy Z. Brite, Joyce Carol Oates, and other past and contemporary authors will find selections to please them or to introduce them to a new aspect of their favorite author. Arranged in chronological order, from 1908 to 2010, each story features a biographical introduction and brief commentary. Verdict All in all, this is a solid anthology for aficionados of the altogether weird. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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