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Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe

Author: Thomas Ligotti  

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In these collections, Ligotti bends reality until it cracks, opening fissures through which he invites us to gaze on the unsettling darkness below - an ordeal from which one may perhaps return, but never to be the same.

Influenced by the strange terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and by the brutal absurdity of Kafka, the author crafts his own brand of existential horror, which shocks at the deepest levels.
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In these collections, Ligotti bends reality until it cracks, opening fissures through which he invites us to gaze on the unsettling darkness below - an ordeal from which one may perhaps return, but never to be the same.

Influenced by the strange terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and by the brutal absurdity of Kafka, the author crafts his own brand of existential horror, which shocks at the deepest levels.

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Thomas Ligotti's debut collection, Songs of a Dead Dreamer, and his second, Grimscribe, permanently inscribed a new name in the pantheon of horror fiction. Influenced by the strange terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and by the brutal absurdity of Kafka, Ligotti crafted his own brand of existential horror, which shocks at the deepest levels. In decaying cities and lurid dreamscapes tormented by the lunatic pageantry of masks, puppets, and obscure ritual, Ligotti's works lay bare the sickening madness of the human condition. From his dark imagination emerge stories like "The Frolic" and "The Last Feast of Harlequin," waking nightmares that splinter the schemes validating our existence. In these collections, Ligotti bends reality until it cracks, opening fissures through which he invites us to gaze on the unsettling darkness below-an ordeal from which one may perhaps return, but never to be the same

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Critic Reviews

“" Songs of a Dead Dreamer is full of inexplicable and alarming delights. . . . Put this volume on the shelf right between H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Where it belongs." - The Washington Post”

Thomas Ligotti has had one of the most quietly extraordinary careers in the history of horror fiction. He is a dense, witty, and enormously inventive writer The Philadelphia Inquirer

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About the Author

Thomas Ligotti's first collection of stories, Songs of a Dead Dreamer, was published in 1986. Other collections include Grimscribe (1991) and Noctuary (1994). Ligotti is the recipient of several awards, including the Horror Writers' Association Bram Stoker award for his omnibus collection The Nightmare Factory (1996) and short novel My Work Is Not Yet Done (2002). A short film of Ligotti's story The Frolic was completed in 2006 and is scheduled for DVD release. For more information visit:

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books | Penguin Classics
Published
5th May 2016
Pages
464
ISBN
9780143107767
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