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Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe
By Jeff Vandermeer (foreword by) and Thomas Ligotti
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date October 6, 2015
Pages 447
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143107767
ISBN-10 0143107763
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Two terrifying classics by “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction” (The Washington Post)
 
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 eschews cheap, gory thrills for his own brand of horror, which shocks at the deepest, existential, levels.

Ligotti’s stories take on decaying cities and lurid dreamscapes in a style ranging from rich, ornamental prose to cold, clinical detachment. His raw and experimental work lays bare the unimportance of our world and the sickening madness of the human condition. Like the greatest writers of cosmic horror, Ligotti bends reality until it cracks, opening fissures through which he invites us to gaze on the unsettling darkness of the abyss below.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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With Thomas Ligotti | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (October 6, 2015)
9780143107767 | details & prices | 447 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Two terrifying classics by “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction” (The Washington Post) 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.

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