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The San Veneficio Canon

Author : Michael Cisco
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Struck by lightning, resurrected, cut open, and stuffed full of arcane documents, the Divinity Student is sent to the desert city of San Veneficio to reconstruct the Lost Catalog of Unknown Words. He learns to pick the brains of corpses and gradually sacrifices his sanity on the altar of a dubious mission of espionage. Without ever understanding his own reasons, he moves toward destruction with steely determination. Eventually he find himself reduced to a walker between worlds - a creature neither of flesh nor spirit, stuffed with paper and preserved with formaldehyde - a zombie of his own devising. The line twixt clairvoyance and madness is thinner than a razor blade. In 1999, The Divinity Student captured the attention of fans of dark fantasy everywhere, eventually winning the International Horror Guild Award for best first novel. Now, The Divinity Student has been paired with its sequel, The Golem, for a must-have book - The San Veneficio Canon. Michael Cisco has created a city and a character that will live in the reader's imagination long after this book has been read...

Encyclopedia of the Vampire The Living Dead in Myth Legend and Popular Culture

Author : S. T. Joshi
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An exhaustive work covering the full range of topics relating to vampires, including literature, film and television, and folklore. • Nearly 240 A–Z entries on all aspects of vampirism • Photographs and illustrations of vampire films, television shows, and other matters relating to vampires • Brief bibliographies referring the reader to secondary sources on individual entries • A general bibliography of scholarship on vampires

The Weird

Author : Ann VanderMeer
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH FANTASY AWARDS A landmark, eclectic, leviathan-sized anthology of fiction's wilder, stranger, darker shores. The Weird features an all star cast of authors, from classics to international bestsellers to prize winners: Ben Okri George R.R. Martin Angela Carter Kelly Link Franz Kafka China Miéville Clive Barker Haruki Murakami M.R. James Neil Gaiman Mervyn Peake Michael Chabon Stephen King Daphne Du Maurier and more... Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities; You will find the boldest and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled.

Lovecraft Unbound 2nd Edition

Author : Laird Barron
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The stories are legendary, the characters unforgettable, the world horrible and disturbing. Howard Phillips Lovecraft may have been a writer for only a short time, but the creations he left behind after his death in 1937 have shaped modern horror more than any other author in the last two centuries: the shambling god Cthulhu, and the other deities of the Elder Things, the Outer Gods, and the Great Old Ones, and Herbert West, Reanimator, a doctor who unlocked the secrets of life and death at a terrible cost. In Lovecraft Unbound, more than twenty of today's most prominent writers of literature and dark fantasy tell stories set in or inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft.

Glossator 8

Author : Michael Cisco
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Glossator 8 (2013) Kafka's Zurau Aphorisms -- Michael Cisco Sensuous and Scholarly Reading in Keats's 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer' -- Thomas Day Notes to Stephen Rodefer's Four Lectures (1982) -- Ian Heames Ornate and Explosive Grief: A Comparative Commentary on Frank O'Hara's "In Memory of My Feelings" and "To Hell With It," Incorporating a Substantial Gloss on the Serpent in the Poetry of Paul Valery, and a Theoretical Excursus on Ornate Poetics -- Sam Ladkin On In Memory of Your Occult Convolutions -- Richard Parker"

Blood and Other Cravings

Author : Ellen Datlow
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When we think of vampires, instantly the image arises: fangs sunk deep into the throat of the victim. But bloodsucking is merely one form of vampirism. For this brilliantly original anthology, Ellen Datlow has commissioned stories from many of the most powerfully dark voices in contemporary horror, who conjure tales of vampirism that will chill readers to the marrow. In addition to the traditional fanged vampires, Datlow presents stories about the leeching of emotion, the draining of the soul, and other dark deeds of predation and exploitation, infestation, and evisceration...tales of life essence, literal or metaphorical, stolen. Seventeen stories, by such award-winning authors as Elizabeth Bear, Richard Bowes, Kathe Koja, Margo Lanagan, Carol Emshwiller, and Lisa Tuttle will petrify readers. With dark tales by Laird Barron, Barry Malzberg and Bill Pronzini, Kaaron Warren, and other powerful voices, Blood and Other Cravings will redefine the terror of vampires and vampirism. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The New Weird

Author : Ann VanderMeer
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Presents a collection of stories from the "new weird" genre--a overlap of science fiction, fantasy, and horror--from some of its well-known writers, along with commentaries and a story featuring emerging authors within the genre.

A History of the Catholic Church of Jesus Christ

Author : Thomas Wimberley Mossman
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The Narrator

Author : Michael Cisco
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The Narrator-the new novel by Michael Cisco, author of The Traitor and The Divinity Student-is also his most sophisticated. Cisco's prose, by turns phantasmagorical and exhilarating (reminiscent one moment of Robbe-Grillet, the next of Artaud, with a tinge of Thomas Ligotti, the imaginative virtuosity of Gene Wolfe or M. John Harrison), is like a stark sequence of strong iron bars, brimming with dark ambiance. Combining unmatched craft with masterful storytelling, this is literate fantasy unlike any other, intricate as the most elaborate dream, in which the narrator himself is the most ambiguous thing of all.

Persona Per Hora Secreta

Author : Paolo Preto
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Senate documents

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House Documents

Author : United States House of Representatives
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United States Congressional serial set

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Annual Report of the American Historical Association

Author : American Historical Association
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Bartolomeo Sanvito

Author : Albinia Catherine De la Mare
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The Crime of Poison in the Middle Ages

Author : Franck Collard
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This is the first comprehensive study of the venomous act of poisoning as it was conceived, executed, and prosecuted in the Middle Ages.

Spanish Humanism in the Fifteenth Century

Author : Ottavio Di Camillo
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General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955

Author : British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books
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