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Verk av Thomas Ligotti

Teatro Grottesco (2006) 715 exemplar
My Work is Not Yet Done (2002) 395 exemplar
Noctuary (1994) 361 exemplar
Songs Of A Dead Dreamer (1986) 351 exemplar
Grimscribe: His Lives and Works (1991) 339 exemplar
The Nightmare Factory (1996) 289 exemplar
The Nightmare Factory (2007) 180 exemplar
The Spectral Link (2014) 115 exemplar
Death Poems (2004) 81 exemplar
The Nightmare Factory, Vol. 2 (2008) 65 exemplar
Crampton (2002) 34 exemplar
Sideshow and Other Stories (2003) 25 exemplar
Pictures of Apocalypse (2023) 14 exemplar
THIS DEGENERATE LITTLE TOWN (2001) 4 exemplar
The Bungalow House 3 exemplar
The Town Manager 2 exemplar
The Frolic 2 exemplar
Nedovršeni posao 1 exemplar
Metaphysica Morum 1 exemplar
The Cocoons 1 exemplar
Miss Plarr 1 exemplar
Purity 1 exemplar
Lo scriba macabro (2015) 1 exemplar
Les Fleurs 1 exemplar

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The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 811 exemplar
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor612 exemplar
Prime Evil: New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 595 exemplar
The New Weird (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 518 exemplar
Cthulhu 2000 (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 463 exemplar
Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 454 exemplar
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 454 exemplar
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 438 exemplar
Lovecraft's Monsters (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 345 exemplar
The Book of Cthulhu (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 298 exemplar
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 286 exemplar
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 259 exemplar
A Whisper of Blood (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 256 exemplar
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 231 exemplar
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 217 exemplar
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 202 exemplar
The New Lovecraft Circle (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 185 exemplar
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 182 exemplar
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 168 exemplar
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 155 exemplar
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 129 exemplar
The Azathoth Cycle (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 124 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 121 exemplar
A Mountain Walked (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 112 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Dracula (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 112 exemplar
A Taste for Blood (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 107 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 103 exemplar
Foundations of Fear (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 97 exemplar
The Thomas Ligotti Reader (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 96 exemplar
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 92 exemplar
Best New Horror (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 87 exemplar
Song of Cthulhu (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 77 exemplar
Best New Horror 2 (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 77 exemplar
Best New Horror 3 (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 72 exemplar
Halloween (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 72 exemplar
Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of HPL in Popular Culture (1998) — Författare — 71 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12 (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 71 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 07 (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 67 exemplar
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 62 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 09 (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 54 exemplar
The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 54 exemplar
Best New Horror 4 (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 53 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 08 (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 52 exemplar
Fine Frights (Anthology) (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 51 exemplar
Heroic Visions II (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare: 30 Terrifying Tales (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 45 exemplar
Tales by Moonlight II (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 45 exemplar
The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 44 exemplar
Darkside : horror for the next millennium (1624) — Bidragsgivare — 42 exemplar
The Moons at Your Door (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 41 exemplar
The Book of Jade (1998) — Efterord, vissa utgåvor41 exemplar
Taverns of the Dead (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 41 exemplar
In Heaven, Everything Is Fine: Fiction Inspired by David Lynch (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 38 exemplar
Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development 4 (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar
The Red Brain: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (2017) — Författare, vissa utgåvor29 exemplar
In the Footsteps of Dracula: Tales of the Un-Dead Count (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 27 exemplar
The Dedalus Book of Femmes Fatales (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
Mighty in Sorrow: A Tribute to David Tibet & Current 93 (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 23 exemplar
Vastarien, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Volume 1) (2018) — Förord, vissa utgåvor21 exemplar
The Giant Book of Terror (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Outoja tarinoita 6 (1955) 19 exemplar
The Giant Book of Fantasy Tales (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Exotic Gothic: Forbidden Tales from Our Gothic World (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Weird Tales Volume 60 Number 1, September-October 2003 (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
All the devils are here (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Best of the Rest 3 (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Po Drugiej Stronie (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Dziwne Opowieści - Antologia Weird Fiction — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Sny Umarłych - Polski Rocznik Weird Fiction 2018 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Fear #16 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar

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Diskussioner

Thomas Ligotti In Penguin Classics! i The Weird Tradition (april 2016)
THE DEEP ONES: "The Red Tower" by Thomas Ligotti i The Weird Tradition (oktober 2015)
Ligotti's favorite Lovecraft Stories i The Weird Tradition (oktober 2015)
THE DEEP ONES: "Nethescurial" by Thomas Ligotti i The Weird Tradition (juni 2012)

Recensioner

(I only read half of this book, that is, all of the Songs of A Dead Dreamer section)

This is the kind of book that makes me really dislike writers. Ligotti seems like one of those guys who has spent way too much time in creative writing classrooms and workshops, reading a lot of middlebrow short fiction. I reckon that in every story I read I encountered 3 or 4 pointlessly esoteric words that could have (and should have) easily been edited out, words that the author probably wrote down in a moleskin somewhere so he could whip it out later and suss up his prose. When I first started reading this book I thought the fluffy language was an affectation of the first person narrator; I was disappointed to find that even in the third person stories there is a neckbeard-with-a-thesaurus-on-a fan-fiction-website level of purplishness. The author really seems like he can’t help himself.

The intro to the edition I read compared Ligotti to Kafka, which I had heard before and which attracted me to this book. This is a terrible comparison. Kafka is a profoundly funny writer, and Ligotti most definitely is not. Kafka mourns for the loss of humanity brought on by unconscionable systems. In this volume Ligotti offers little proof that he has ever interacted with another person. This is the profound loss of experience and inspiration that comes from finding your artistic voice through the academic and workshop pipeline - you write as a writer for other writers and not from any unique conception of reality, a conception that can only be built to satisfaction by finding something to say before your start blabbering away, pulling crossword puzzle words out of your moleskin.

I was reminded reading this of an extreme metal festival I once went to. The first couple bands I saw play were pretty cool. But after a few hours I became aware of, and exhausted by, the overbearing pressure of “genre” - these bands were so caught up in being metal that they became clownish. I started to get bored. Then one band had the gall, the brash iconoclasm to play a major chord. It felt like the roof was about to tear off to reveal god’s burning, beautiful eye placidly considering this flock of sheep play Halloween dress up. There are no major chords in this book. It’s all one twisted, cranky carnival music box that becomes a parody of itself after a while. I guess that’s always the risk when you are a “genre” writer.
… (mer)
 
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hdeanfreemanjr | 10 andra recensioner | Jan 29, 2024 |
It's probably a good thing for humanity that Ligotti is spending his time writing excellent fiction instead of buying a gun and shooting up his workplace. Although he might not view it that way.
 
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ethorwitz | 11 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2024 |
Ligotti's prose poetry lacks the force of his fiction.
 
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veganjvstin | Dec 24, 2023 |
Master of modern cosmic horror. Poetry is so so.
 
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veganjvstin | Nov 23, 2023 |

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Verk
77
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Medlemmar
5,123
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ISBN
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