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Fate and Entanglement (Djuna Barnes, ‘Nightwood’, and Robert Aickman, ‘Choice of Weapons’)

‘You know what man really desires? (…) One of two things: to find someone who is so stupid he can lie to her, or to love someone so much that she can lie to him’ Nightwood  ‘You must have heard … Continue reading

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Would You Like To See My Baby? (Robert Aickman, ‘Dark Entries’)

Robert Aickman’s disruptively young death to cancer in 1981 meant not only the end of his contribution to supernatural fiction, but of any popular recognition he might have received in his lifetime. Aickman’s short fiction – a diverse, thoroughly original … Continue reading

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Exceedingly cold, almost icy (Robert Aickman, ‘Pages From a Young Girl’s Journal’)

Peter Straub said of Robert Aickman‘s fiction that “to put such strange things on paper was a valiant act of self-acceptance”. With such a compliment, we can understand that Aickman’s stories must convey some kind of honesty within them, even … Continue reading

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