American fantastic tales : terror and the uncanny from the 1940s to now / Peter Straub, editor

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Subjects: Horror tales, American
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Library of America, c2009
Series: Library of America 197
Library of America 197
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xv, 713 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Authors: Straub, Peter, 1943-
Notes: LCCN: 2009927074
ISBN: 9781598530483 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1598530488 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references
Contents: Evening primrose / John Collier -- Smoke ghost / Fritz Leiber -- The mysteries of the Joy Rio / Tennessee Williams -- The refugee / Jane Rice -- Mr. Lupescu / Anthony Boucher -- Miriam / Truman Capote -- Midnight / Jack Snow -- Torch song / John Cheever -- The daemon lover / Shirley Jackson -- The circular valley / Paul Bowles -- I'm scared / Jack Finney -- The Vane sisters / Vladimir Nabokov -- The April witch / Ray Bradbury -- Black Country / Charles Beaumont -- Trace / Jerome Bixby -- Where the woodbine twineth / Davis Grubb -- Nightmare / Donald Wandrei -- I have no mouth, and I must scream / Harlan Ellison -- Prey / Richard Matheson -- The events at Poroth Farm / T.E.D. Klein -- Hanka / Isaac Bashevis Singer -- Linnaeus forgets / Fred Chappell -- Novelty / John Crowley -- Mr. Fiddlehead / Jonathan Carroll -- Family / Joyce Carol Oates -- The Last Feast of Harlequin / Thomas Ligotti -- A short guide to the city / Peter Straub -- The general who is dead / Jeff VanderMeer -- That feeling, you can only say what it is in French / Stephen King -- Sea Oak / George Saunders -- The long hall on the top floor / Caitlín R. Kiernan -- Nocturne / Thomas Tessier -- The God of Dark Laughter / Michael Chabon -- Pop art / Joe Hill -- Pansu / Poppy Z. Brite -- Dangerous laughter / Steven Millhauser -- The chambered fruit / M. Rickert -- The wavering knife / Brian Evenson -- Stone animals / Kelly Link -- Pat Moore / Tim Powers -- The little stranger / Gene Wolfe -- Dial tone / Benjamin Percy -- Biographical notes -- Note on the texts -- Notes
Summary: A collection of forty-two stories of horror and fantasy from the 1940s to the present by a number of noted authors including Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, and Stephen King
King copy purchased with monies from the Robert B. Sinclair Library Collections Fund
Donation Info: Donor : Sinclair, Robert B
OCLC Number: 311777129
ISBN/ISSN: 9781598530483
1598530488