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The Resource The great nocturnal : tales of dread, Jean Ray ; translated by Scott Nicolay

The great nocturnal : tales of dread, Jean Ray ; translated by Scott Nicolay

Label
The great nocturnal : tales of dread
Title
The great nocturnal
Title remainder
tales of dread
Statement of responsibility
Jean Ray ; translated by Scott Nicolay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Published in 1942, the collection, as its subtitle indicates, consists of tales of fear and dread, but a dread evoked not by the standard tropes of horror but what had by now evolved into Ray's personal brand of fear, drawn from a specifically Belgian notion of the fantastic that lies alongside the banality of everyday life. An aging haberdasher's monotonous life opens up to a spiritual fourth dimension (and serial murder); an inebriated young man in a tavern draws cryptic symbols and mutters statements that evoke an inexplicable terror among some sailors, and, as he sobers up, himself; three students drink Finnish Kümmel and keep watch over a deceased woman's apartment, awaiting a horrific transmutation. Yet these tales are laced with a certain mordant humor that bears as much allegiance with Ambrose Bierce as Edgar Allan Poe, and toy as much with the reader's expectations as they do with their characters" --
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Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1887-1964
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ray, Jean
Dewey number
843/.912
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
LC call number
PQ2621.R35
LC item number
G7313 2020
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
The school of the strange
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Horror tales, French
Target audience
adult
Label
The great nocturnal : tales of dread, Jean Ray ; translated by Scott Nicolay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The great nocturnal
  • The seven castles of the Sea King
  • The phantom in the hold
  • When Christ walked across the sea
  • The centipede
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vii, 121 pages
Isbn
9781939663498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1132285609
  • (OCoLC)1132285609
Label
The great nocturnal : tales of dread, Jean Ray ; translated by Scott Nicolay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The great nocturnal
  • The seven castles of the Sea King
  • The phantom in the hold
  • When Christ walked across the sea
  • The centipede
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vii, 121 pages
Isbn
9781939663498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1132285609
  • (OCoLC)1132285609

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