The Tarantulas' Parlor: and Other Unkind Tales (Paperback)

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By Léon Bloy, Brian Stableford (Translator)
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Praised by Borges, the Unkind Tales of L on Bloy were produced in a phase of literary evolution that was exploratory and experimental, and hence intrinsically exciting. Lingering on the frontiers of Decadence, Naturalism, and Symbolism, these stories of the damned and the foolish, of terrible fates and ludicrous situations, helped map out the terrain of the conte cruel and are, probably, the author's most noteworthy work.

In this, an authoritative translation of the volume originally published as Histories d sobligeantes, Brian Stableford, in both his insightful introduction and his superb rendering of the tales, shines a much-needed light on Bloy's savage genius.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781943813155
ISBN-10: 1943813159
Publisher: Snuggly Books
Publication Date: October 17th, 2016
Pages: 248
Language: English