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The New Uncanny

Modern Horror Stories
An anthology of stories edited by

In 1919 Sigmund Freud published an essay that delved deep into thetradition of horror writing and claimed to understand one of itsdarkest tricks. Like a mad scientist, he performed literary vivisectionon a still-breathing body of work, exploring its inner anatomy, andpulling out mysterious organs for classification. His aim: to presentto the world a complete theory of 'das unheimliche', the uncanny.

In the spirit of this great experiment, 14 leading authors havehere been challenged to write fresh fictional interpretations of whatthe uncanny might mean in the 21st century, to update Freud's famouschecklist of what gives us the creeps, and to give the hulking canon ofuncanny fiction a shot in the arm, a shock to the neck-bolts...


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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease
Author(s): A S Byatt, Ramsey Campbell, Ian Duhig, Hanif Kureishi, Adam Marek, Sara Maitland, Jane Rogers, Gerard Woodward, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Matthew Holness, Christopher Priest, Etgar Keret, Alison MacLeod
ISBN: 1-905583-18-4 / 978-1-905583-18-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Comma Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The New Uncanny
Author(s): Christopher Priest, A S Byatt, Hanif Kureishi, Ramsey Campbell, Matthew Holness, Jane Rogers, Adam Marek, Etgar Keret
Publisher: Comma Press
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