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I fantastici pensieri di Collier

Tartarus Press ha da poco dato alla luce un nuovo piccolo capolavoro: si tratta del volume Green Thoughts and other stories di John Collier, poeta, scrittore e sceneggiatore britannico.

Collier fu uno scrittore dallo stile leggero e ironico, con una grande propensione per il fantastico e per i finali a sorpresa; le sue opere gli hanno valso vari prestigiosi riconoscimenti, come l’International Fantasy Award e l’Edgar Award nel 1952.

Green Thoughts and other stories fu  la sua prima raccolta di racconti, nel 1932. La copertina del volume edito da Tartarus Press è mirabilmente illustrata dall’artista Cedric Laquieze.

Tartarus Press just published a new little masterpiece of fantastic literature, the volume Green Thoughts and other stories by John Collier, British-born poet, novelist and screenplay writer.

Collier was witty and ironic in his works, with a peculiar inclination for the fantastic genre and the surprise endings and this earned him some pretigious awards like the International Fantasy Award and the Edgar Award in 1952.

Green Thoughts and other stories was his first collection of stories, back in 1932. The cover art of the volume was created by the very talented Cedric Laquieze.

Green Thoughts and other stories

Tartarus Press presenta il volume Green Thoughts and other stories, una riedizione limitata a 300 copie dei racconti di John Collier.

John Henry Noyes Collier (1901-1980) fu anche poeta, romanziere e autore di sceneggiature. Il suo stile, molto sui generis,  è spesso ironico e con sfumature dark.

I ventisei racconti di questa raccolta esemplificano perfettamente questo lato fantastico e horror della sua produzione che nel tempo ha influenzato scrittori come Ray Bradbury e Roald Dahl.  I suoi racconti sono stati paragonati, tra gli altri, a quelli di Lord Dunsany, Ambrose Bierce, W. Somerset Maugham, Evelyn Waugh e James Branch Cabell.

Qui sotto, l’indice del volume.

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Tartarus Press presents the volume Green Thoughs and other stories, limited edition of 300 copies, an anthology of John Collier’s short stories.

John Henry Noyes Collier (1901-1980) is best remembered for his short stories, although he was also a poet, novelist and screenwriter. His style, quite peculiar, has an interesting touch of humour, irony and dark hints.

The twenty-six stories in this collection show this fantastic and horror side of his writings that influenced  writers such as Ray Bradbury and Roald Dahl. Collier’s short stories have been compared to those of Lord Dunsany, Ambrose Bierce, W. Somerset Maugham, Evelyn Waugh and James Branch Cabell amongst others.

Here follows the table of contents.

Introduction
Man Overboard
Green Thoughts
Special Delivery
Thus I Refute Beelzy
Evening Primrose
Witch’s Money
Are You Too Late or Was I Too Early
De Mortuis
Fallen Star
Pictures in the Fire
Wet Saturday
The Lady on the Grey
Old Acquaintance
The Devil, George, and Rosie
Ah, the University!
‘Midnight Blue
Gavin O’Leary
Little Memento
The Steel Cat
Sleeping Beauty
In the Cards
The Invisible Dove Dancer of Strathpheen Island
Spring Fever
Youth from Vienna
A Matter of Taste
A Dog’s a Dog