Japanese Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings, and Paranormal Phenomena (Tuttle Classics)

By Catrien Ross

"A top ebook of 2009" —The Japan Times

Japanese Ghost Stories, previously released below the identify Supernatural and Mysterious Japan, is a set of the eerie and terrifying from round Japan. This e-book opens a window into the hidden features of the japanese global of the magical, a spot the place timber develop human hair, rocks weep and there is even a graveyard the place Jesus is reputed to were buried.

Covering old and glossy occasions, Japanese Ghost Stories deals not just solid, outdated frightening tales, yet a few distinctive insights into jap tradition and psychology.

Japanese ghost tales include:

  • In seek of the Supernatural
  • Psychic Stirrings
  • New Forays into the Mystic
  • Strange yet True
  • Modern-Day Hauntings
  • Scenes of Ghosts and Demons
  • Edo-Era Tales

Show description

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories

From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of darkish and weird tales that go beyond all recognized style barriers. jointly those tales shape The Weird, and its practitioners comprise a few of the maximum names in 20th and twenty-first century literature.

Exotic and esoteric, The bizarre plunges you into darkish domain names and brings you eyeball to eyeball with surreal monstrosities. you will not locate any elves or wizards here...but you can find the most important, boldest, and downright so much odd tales from the final hundred years sure jointly within the greatest bizarre assortment ever assembled.
The bizarre features one hundred ten tales by means of an all-star solid, from literary legends to foreign bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: together with William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly hyperlink, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.

The Weird is the winner of the 2012 global fable Award for most sensible Anthology

Show description

Where We Live and Die

By Brian Keene

The muses are monsters. With them, we are living and die.

Since his earliest tales, Brian Keene has deconstructed the mystique of the writing existence. Isolation, relationships misplaced, lengthy hours, inconsistent paychecks, heartbreak are all a part of the activity. Keene has unflinchingly laid naked the realities of the full-time author. Where we are living and Die collects Brian Keene's most sensible tales in regards to the writing existence, together with his metafictional ghost tale masterpiece "The lady at the Glider," a glimpse of Adam Senft (from Keene's Dark Hollow


Ghost Walk

) in Hell, and a never-before-printed spoken note poem encapsulating the historical past of the horror style. Where we are living and Die is a masterful assortment by way of a Grandmaster of Horror and a fictional guidebook for the operating writer.

Show description

The Girl With Brown Fur: Tales & Stories

By Stacey Levine

"Amid alarming depictions of family distress and perversion, unusual metamorphoses, and imperiled nature, in addition to the occasional effective break out or alliance, Levine proclaims the loss of life of fable and anticipates the cave in of civilization. yet for now, she subtly recognizes that besides the fact that deluded, poisoned, and impaired we might be, we'll proceed to inform and cherish stories and tales as we fight opposed to lies, brutality, and alienation."—Donna Seamen, Bookforum

The population of Stacey Levine's tales test every one of these items and extra, without extra good fortune than those that have extramarital affairs or those that purchase activities automobiles. fortunately, Levine's tales have a clean loss of appreciate for reality.—The Believer

Levine's crisp tales equally locate pleasure and transformation as they chase down their fantastical plots. The lady with Brown Fur will not be everyone's cup of tea, however the adventurous will take pleasure in following Levine's breadcrumb trails, whether that suggests getting slightly lost.—A.N. Devers, Time Out New York

In her first brief fiction assortment due to the fact that My Horse and different Stories, Stacey Levine offers us twenty-eight new, feral, untamable tales, in myriad modes, from laugh-out-loud humorous, to Kafka-nightmarish, to lyrical, elegiac, and philosophical.

Stacey Levine is the writer of My Horse and different Stories (PEN/West Fiction Award, 1994) and the novels Dra— and Frances Johnson (finalist, Washington nation publication Award, 2005).

Show description

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

By Daniyal Mueenuddin

Finalist for the 2009 nationwide publication Award in Fiction and the 2009 Los Angeles Times artwork Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. “The rural rootedness and delicate humour of R.K. Narayan with the literary sophistication and stylishness of Jhumpa Lahiri.”―Financial Times

Passing from the mannered drawing rooms of Pakistan’s towns to the tough dust villages past, Daniyal Mueenuddin’s associated tales describe the interwoven lives of an getting older feudal landowner, his servants and bosses, and his , industrialists who've misplaced contact with the land. within the spirit of Joyce’s Dubliners and Turgenev’s A Sportsman’s Sketches, those tales comprehensively remove darkness from an international, describing participants of parliament and farm staff, Islamabad society women and determined servant girls. A hard-driven baby-kisser on the peak of his powers falls severely unwell and seeks to perpetuate his legacy; a lady from a declining Lahori kinfolk turns into a filthy rich relative’s mistress, pondering there'll be free of charge; an electrician confronts a violent assailant which will shield his most dear ownership; a maidservant who advances herself via sexual favors all at once falls in love.

jointly the tales in In different Rooms, different Wonders make up a brilliant portrait of feudal Pakistan, describing the benefits and constraints of social station, the dissolution of outdated methods, and the surprise of swap. subtle, sensuous, by means of flip funny, elegiac, and tragic, Mueenuddin conjures up the complexities of the Pakistani feudal order because it is undermined and reworked.

Show description

999: Twenty-nine Original Tales of Horror and Suspense

By Al Sarrantonio

A ward-winning author and editor Al Sarrantonio gathers jointly twenty-nine unique tales from masters of the macabre. From darkish delusion and natural suspense to vintage horror stories of vampires and zombies, 999 showcases the intense scope of fantastical fright fiction. The tales during this anthology are a constant journey de strength of worry, on the way to hang-out you, terrify you, and hold the adrenaline dashing throughout the night.

Show description

I Am Lazarus (Peter Owen Modern Classic)

By Anna Kavan

Short tales addressing the surreal realities of psychological ailment, from a major cult author frequently in comparison to Kafka and Woolf
The tortured lifetime of Anna Kavan introduced her a few gift by way of nice items of artwork. Her drug habit bore fruit within the Julia and the Bazooka choice of tales; while this better half quantity remembers her adventure of the asylum—powerful, haunting works that are harrowing yet are packed with sympathy too.

Show description

News from Heaven: The Bakerton Stories (P.S.)

By Jennifer Haigh

In News from Heaven, Jennifer Haigh—bestselling writer of Faith and The Condition—returns to the territory of her acclaimed novel Baker Towers with a set of brief tales set in and round the fictionalized coal-mining city of Bakerton, Pennsylvania.

Exploring subject matters of restlessness, remorse, redemption and recognition, Jennifer Haigh depicts women and men of other generations formed by means of desires and haunted by means of disappointments. 

Janet Maslin of the New York Times has known as Haigh's Bakerton tales "utterly, entrancingly alive at the page," corresponding to Richard Russo's Empire Falls.

Show description