New Weird: I Think We’re the Scene
Literature, genre fiction, and the problem with labels.
Denton Welch: Doomed to Perennial Rediscovery
A look at the underappreciated Denton Welch (1915-1948), English writer and journalist.
Virgilio Piñera Swam on Dry Land
An appreciation of the short ficciones of Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera.
Eight. One. One. Twenty-five.
Eric Basso, genre, and beak doctors.
MALPERTUIS, A Pagan and Catholic and Gothic and Carnivalesque and Modernist and Surrealist Tragedy
Jean Ray, the so-called “Belgian Poe.”
On Memoirs of a Ghost, by G.W. Stonier
Thoughts on Stonier’s ghostly narrative.
On The City of Dreadful Night, by James Thomson
Thoughts on Thomson's Victorian city poem.
Modern fantasy in an American age of mass market media.
Eva the Fugitive
Thoughts on Rosamel de Valle’s recently-translated surrealist story of love and confusion.
Michael Cisco is the author of The Divinity Student, which received the International Horror Guilds award for Best First Novel of 1999, as well as The Tyrant (2004), and a number of other forthcoming novels. He’s just finished his PhD at New York University, and considers himself “The Melville Guy.” His Web site goes by the name of Prosthetic Libido. His column Jungle Mind appears on The Modern Word.
For Michael Ciscos previous columns, visit the Jungle Mind Archive.
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