Defeated Dogs

Defeated Dogs This book is the fifth original fiction collection from one of the true eccentrics of modern British writing stories that blend erudite skill and a startling emotional intensity classical elegance an

  • Title: Defeated Dogs
  • Author: Quentin S. Crisp Brendan Connell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book is the fifth original fiction collection from one of the true eccentrics of modern British writing stories that blend erudite skill and a startling emotional intensity, classical elegance and unexpected experimentation, sophisticated miserablism and innocent beauty A fairy tale as dark as they come amid a shattering clash of two opposing and poisoned personaliThis book is the fifth original fiction collection from one of the true eccentrics of modern British writing stories that blend erudite skill and a startling emotional intensity, classical elegance and unexpected experimentation, sophisticated miserablism and innocent beauty A fairy tale as dark as they come amid a shattering clash of two opposing and poisoned personalities A Meyrink tinged dream of atavism and Italy that awakens the dreamer to philosophy and fate A quiet and perfectly observed journey through the far reaches of Japan Myth working fantasy haunted by the motley ghosts of Lord Dunsany and Matsuo Bash , and by the imps of postmodernism A vision of the afterlife where heaven and hell are entwined in torturous symbiosis The sinister Black Dog folklore re imagined as a cosmology of thanatophobia For all the diversity of styles in evidence, they are united by the author s distinctive voice a window into a crepuscular human world torn between magic and reality, earth and infinity To call Crisp s stories simple would be to malign them to say that they are complex would be to slander, for the highest art is that which, in its directness, its naturalness, says what it has to say without pretence Brendan Connell from the IntroductionContents Introduction by Brendan ConnellThe Fairy KillerDreamspaceTzimtzumSado ga shimaThe Gay WolfThe TempleLiloNon AttachmentThe Broadsands EyrieThe Gwyllgi of the Lost Lanes

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    1. Originally published at Risingshadow.Quentin S. Crisp's Defeated Dogs is one of the best short story collection's I've ever read, and it's definitely one of the best collections of the year, because it contains beautifully written stories that demonstrate how good and versatile an author Quentin S. Crisp is (I read this collection twice before I began to write this review, because all the stories deserved to be read twice). I was very impressed with the author's prose and imagination.I first rea [...]

    2. Es más un 3.75, que conste, pero porque yo a este le pido la luna.Tengo un blog y no sé cómo usarlo, así que me he enrollado sobre lo divino y lo humano con la excusa de haber leído a este señor:monsieurvenus.wordpress/20No volveré a hacer spam, palabrita de elfo.

    3. A diverse and wonderfully eccentric book of stories, all beautifully written. Those who are familiar with Crisp's previous work will no doubt know that he's one of the most original and elegant voices currently writing in English. Read and relish.

    4. The stories are varied and he doesn't just assume the conventions of past narative but justifies its usage in any particular story eg the last, which is so well done I was expecting an emotional effect at the end but I suppose that's difficult to come by reading fiction where an actor isn't easing identification and suspension of disbelief as on TV. (If ever the author is giving a reading, do go to it, because he justifies book readings with his.) I went back to Sado on my inability to explain m [...]

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