Title The Strangers And Other Writings (+ DVD).
Book Condition Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with short publisher's letter laid in.
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Tartarus Press/Arthur Machen Society. 2015.
1905784759 / 9781905784752
Seller ID 38916
294 pages + DVD documentary on Aickman. Includes previously unpublished and uncollected short fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Robert Aickman. Although only published several years ago, a very uncommon book, just the one printing which vanished almost overnight.
''Dating from the 1930s to 1980, the contents show his development as a writer. Six unpublished short stories, augmented by one written for broadcast, follow his fiction from the whimsical through the experimental to the ghostly, with ĎThe Strangersí a fully-formed, Aickmanesque strange tale. The non-fiction samples Aickmanís wide-ranging interests and erudition: from the supernatural to Oscar Wilde; from 1940s films to Delius; from politics to the theatre; from Animal Farm to the canals. Accompanying this book is a fifty-three minute DVD documentary ĎRobert Aickman, Author of Strange Talesí. Featuring rare film, photographs and audio recordings, the film sheds new light on Aickmanís role in the development of the ghost story, his interest in restoring the British canal system and his wider involvement with the arts. Jean Richardson and Heather and Graham Smith share their memories of Aickmanís friendship, and writers Jeremy Dyson and Reggie Oliver evaluate Aickmanís literary legacy''.