Två nya intressanta pulpsamlingar från Library of America

Marmeladkungens – och allas vår – vän Martin Andersson har tipsat om två nya böcker från Library of America. Böckerna är redigerade av Peter Straub och presenterar ett urval av det bästa (?) från de två gångna århundradena inom pulplitteraturen. Skräck. SF. Fantasy. Övernaturligt. Weird. Och så vidare.

Se bara listan nedan (den härstammar härifrån):

Volume 1:

Introduction by Peter Straub1
”Somnambulism: A Fragment” by Charles Brockden Brown (1805)
”Adventure of the German Student Irving” by Washington Irving (1824)
”Berenice” by Edgar Allan Poe (1835)
”Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1835)
”The Tartarus of Maids” by Herman Melville (1855)
”What Was It?” by Fitz-James O’Brien (1859)
”The Legend of Monte del Diablo” by Bret Harte (1863)
”The Moonstone Mass” by Harriet Prescott Spofford (1868)
”His Unconquerable Enemy” by W.C. Morrow (1889)
”The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1892)
”Ma’ame Pélagie” by Kate Chopin (1893)
”Thurlow’s Christmas Story” by John Kendrick Bangs (1894)
”The Repairer of Reputations” by Robert W. Chambers (1895)
”The Dead Valley” by Ralph Adams Cram (1895)
”The Little Room” by Madeleine Yale Wynne (1895)
”The Striding Place” by Gertrude Atherton (1896)
”In Dark New England Days” by Sarah Orne Jewett (1896)
”An Itinerant House” by Emma Francis Dawson (1897)
”The Black Dog” by Stephen Crane (1898)
”Luella Miller” by Mary Wilkins Freeman (1902)
”Grettir at Thornhall-Stead” by Frank Norris (1903)
”Yuki-Onna” by Lafcadio Hearn (1904)
”For the Blood Is the Life” by F. Marion Crawford (1905)
”The Moonlit Road” by Ambrose Bierce (1907)
”Lukundoo” by Edward Lucas White (1907)
”The Shell of Sense” by Olivia Howard Dunbar (1908)
”The Jolly Corner” by Henry James (1908)
”Golden Baby” by Alice Brown (1910)
”Afterward” by Edith Wharton (1910)
”Consequences” by Willa Cather (1915)
”The Shadowy Third” by Ellen Glasgow (1916)
”The Island of Ghosts” by Julian Hawthorne (1919)
”Unseen—Unfeared” by Francis Stevens (1919)
”The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1922)
”The Curse of Everard Maundy” by Seabury Quinn (1927)
”The King of the Cats” by Stephen Vincent Benet (1929)
”The Jelly-Fish” by David H. Keller (1929)
”Mr. Arcularis” by Conrad Aiken (1931)
”The Black Stone” by Robert E. Howard (1931)
”Passing of a God” by Henry S. Whitehead (1931)
”The Panelled Room” by August Derlth (1933)
”The Thing on the Doorstep” by H.P. Lovecraft (1933)
”Genius Loci” by Clark Ashton Smith (1933)
”The Cloak” by Robert Bloch (1939)

Volume 2:

Introduction by Peter Straub
2 ”Evening Primrose” by John Collier (1940)
”Smoke Ghost” by Fritz Leiber (1941)
”Mysteries of the Joy Rio” by Tennessee Williams (1941)
”The Refugee” by Jane Rice (1943)
”Mr. Lupescu” by Anthony Boucher (1945)
”Miriam” by Truman Capote (1945)
”Midnight” by Jack Snow (1947)
”Torch Song” by John Cheever (1947)
”I’m Scared” by Jack Finney (1948)
”The Daemon Lover” by Shirley Jackson (1949)
”The Circular Valley” by Paul Bowles (1950)
”The April Witch” by Ray Bradbury (1952)
”Black Country” by Charles Beaumont (1954)
”The Vane Sisters” by Vladimir Nabokov (1959)
”Trace” by Jerome Bixby (1964)
”Where the Woodbine Twineth” by Davis Grubb (1964)
”Nightmare” by Donald Wandrei (1965)
”I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream” by Harlan Ellison (1967)
”Prey” by Richard Matheson (1969)
”Events at Poroth Farm” by T.E.D. Klein (1972)
”Hanka” by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1974)
”Linneaus Forgets” by Fred Chappell (1977)
”Novelty” by John Crowley (1983)
”Mr. Fiddlehead” by Jonathan Carroll (1989)
”Family” by Joyce Carol Oates (1989)
”The Last Feast of Harlequin” by Thomas Ligotti (1990)
”A Short Guide to the City” by Peter Straub (1990)
”The General Who Is Dead” by Jeff VanderMeer (1996)
”That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French” by Stephen King (1998)
”The Long Hall on the Top Floor” by Caitlin R. Kiernan (1999)
”Sea Oak” by George Saunders (2000)
”Nocturne” by Thomas Tessier (2000)
”The God of Dark Laughter” by Michael Chabon (2001)
”Pop Art” by Joe Hill (2001)
”Pansu” by Poppy Z. Brite (2003)
”Dangerous Laughter” by Steven Millhauser (2003)
”The Chambered Fruit” by M. Rickert (2003)
”The Wavering Knife” by Brian Evenson (2004)
”Stone Animals” by Kelly Link (2004)
”Pat Moore” by Tim Powers (2004)
”The Little Stranger” by Gene Wolfe (2004)
”Dial Tone” by Benjamin Percy (2007)

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Det finns även sidor för de båda volymerna hos Library of America:

Marmeladkungens anmärkning: Jag önskar att jag hade det gott ställt.


~ av Fredrik F. G. Granlund på måndag, 3 augusti, 2009.


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