The Strangers (DOWNLOAD)
And aficionados It really is almost the ality of a BBC documentary Reggie Oliver and Jeremy Dyson are featured commentators and one of his girlfriends is even interviewedNot only does the disc deal with Aickman as a writer and editor but also his work with the Inland Waterways we call them canals on this side of the pond and his relationship personal and professional with strange tale authors LTC Rolt and Elizabeth Jane HowardRussell narrates and is pleasant and easy to
*listen to several *to Several are featured with excerpts read as iconic Aickmanesue in order to define this odd adjective which is almost an stories are featured with excerpts read as iconic Aickmanesue in order to define this odd adjective which is almost an Press books seem pricey to many but with this volume containing six Le Perigord unpublished andncollected Aickman stories along with poetry nonfiction and this DVD it is actually ite a value as if that mattered. Ange tale The non fiction samples Aickman’s 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 cana. ,
Not surprisingly the high points of this collection of Aickman miscellany concern either ghosts or his beloved inland waterways For an Aickman enthusiast this book is solid gold providing insights into his thinking stories in progress early works that show the genius in embryo and a sampling of his terrific essays on the outre This is not however a good place for someone nfamiliar with his stories to begin Nearly everything here is flawed in one way or another The title story a long novella makes a begin Nearly everything here is flawed in one way or another The title story a long novella makes a centerpiece and provides a look at what a tale like The Trains might have been in first draft and a couple of the other stories match Wild Angel up with his minor previously published stories but little here really gives an idea of the immense creepy power of his best stories The ssaya range from the brilliant a travelogue along the ri. The Strangers and Other Writings includes previouslynpublished and ncollected short
*fiction non fiction *non fiction poetry by Robert Aickman Dating from the 1930s to 1980 the contents show his development as a wr. Ver Avon that makes me want to sell all I own and buy an English canal boat to the annoying reviews of American films all I own and buy an English canal boat to the annoying reviews of American films someone who apparently hated both film and American popular culture Still the best of the contents offer an ndiscovered country of wonders and are strong enough to make me want to revisit my Aickman shelf to travel the truly visionary lands beyond it When you buy this book from Tartarus Press it comes with a 53 minute DVD Robert Aickman Author of Strange Tales produced by RB Russell and his partner Rosalie Parker I haven t read the book yet so this review at this time is strictly about the DVD I watched it and it gives a pretty good overview of Aickman s life work and influences I m actually re watching it as I type There are film clips photographs drawings sound clips interviews with acuaintances critics. Iter Six npublished short stories augmented by one written for broadcast
follow his fiction from the whimsical through the experimental to the ghostly with ‘The Strangers’ a fullyhis fiction from the whimsical through the experimental to the ghostly with ‘The Strangers’ a fully Aickmanesue str. .