Lustmord: The Writings and Artifacts of Murderers

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"Lustmord" is a compilation of essays, short stories, memoirs, confessions, letters, manifestoes, poetry, drawings, photographs and other works created by serial killers, mass murderers, cannibals, necrophiles, sexual sadists, psychopaths and assassins. These compelling, authentic documents are now available for the first time in one volume - an aesthetic testimony to the emotion and logic of a murderer's mind, a mind filled with terror and hatred, absurdity and horror, pathos and iniquity. Illustrated. Preface written especially for "Lustmord" by Herbert Mullin, a serial killer who murdered thirteen people in the Santa Cruz area of California between October 1972 and February 1973.

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"Even the most imaginative writers of fiction cannot equal the stark intensity and demented enthusiasm evident in the authentic writings of murderers." Thus Brian King introduces this collection of the writings and artwork of 37 men and women who expressed themselves primarily through the act of killing for pleasure (in German, Lustmord). The material includes diary entries, letters, scribbles found on walls or scraps of paper, poems, short stories, confessions, manifestoes, autobiographical statements, instructions on technique, maps, diagrams, drawings, photographs, and black-and-white photos of paintings and sculpture. John List, for example, uses words of eerie banality to explain why he killed his whole family: "I didn't want them to experience poverty." Charlie Starkweather, by contrast, conveys deep emotion: he says his heart has "a wildcatten hatred burned into it ... turning dark black with hate of rages." Lustmord is testimony to the bizarre workings of the murderous mind.

About the Author:

Brian King was born in Los Angeles in 1962. After acquiring a degree in Fine Arts at California Institute of the Arts, he co-founded Amok Books, a publishing house and bookstore based in Los Angeles. At Amok he co-edited the "Dispatch" book catalogs, culminating with the "Amok Fourth Dispatch - Sourcebook of the Extremes of Information in Print." Mr. King also curated the first art exhibition of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's "clown" paintings, conducted a videotaped interview with Charles Manson at San Quentin, and co-produced the S&M performance "Nailed!," featuring the late artist and writer Bob Flanagan. He was also interviewed by V. Vale and Andrea Juno about his music collection for their book "Incredibly Strange Music, Volume 1," and was involved in the compilation of Rhino Records' compact disc, "Exotica! - The Best of Martin Denny." He is currently the owner and editor of the publishing company Bloat.

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