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Casa editrice: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA
Data di pubblicazione: 1980
Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included
Edizione: First edition, first printing
Half inch light stain to top edge. Near fine in two dust jackets. The first is an undersized publisher's proof jacket with rear panel and flaps blank in fine condition. The second is near fine as issued dust jacket showing some edge wear. Codice inventario libreria 33187
Riassunto: ?One of the great living American short story writers? exposes the darkness of the human heart in these speculative tales of terror and tragedy (The Washington Post Book World).
A five-year-old boy never ages, living as an immortal in a past that no longer exists while the world encroaches upon his innocence, in the Hugo and Nebula Award?winning ?Jeffty is Five.?
An alien attack leaves Earth on the brink of Armageddon, as humans find themselves unable to resist the sexual allure of their invaders in ?How?s the Night Life on Cissalda??
In the Nebula Award?nominated ?Shatterday? (subsequently adapted into the pilot episode of the second Twilight Zone series), a man fights for his life against a relentless enemy who knows his darkest secrets?his own doppelganger.
In these and other thought-provoking stories, legendary author Harlan Ellison dissects the primal fears and inherent frailties common to all people and gives voice to the thoughts and feelings human beings bury deep within their souls. Unflinching and unapologetic, Ellison depicts men and women in all their ugliness and beauty, and humanity in all its fury and glory.
Stories include ?Introduction: Mortal Dreads,? ?Jeffty Is Five,? ?How?s the Night Life on Cissalda?,? ?Flop Sweat,? ?Would You Do it For a Penny?? (written in collaboration with Haskell Barkin), ?The Man Who Was Heavily Into Revenge,? ?Shoppe Keeper,? ?All the Lies That Are My Life,? ?Django,? ?Count the Clock That Tells the Time,? ?In the Fourth Year of the War,? ?Alive and Well on a Friendless Voyage,? ?All the Birds Come Home to Roost,? ?Opium,? ?The Other Eye of Polyphemus,? ?The Executioner of the Malformed Children,? and ?Shatterday.?
Sinossi: Mercurial, belligerent, passionately in love with language and wild ideas, Harlan Ellison has, for half a century, steadily gathered to himself and his thirty-seven books an undeniably fanatical readership. Winner of more awards for imaginative literature than any other living writer, he is the only scenarist ever to win the Writers Guild of America award three times for outstanding teleplay. Though his contemporary fantasies have been compared favorably with the dark visions of Borges, Barthelme, Poe and Kafka, Ellison resists categorization with a vehemence that alienates critics and reviewers seeking easy pigeonholes for an extraordinary writer. The San Francisco Chronicle writes, "The categories are too small to describe Harlan Ellison. Lyric poet, satirist, explorer of odd psychological corners, moralist, purveyor of pure horror and black comedy; he is all these and more." In this, his thirty-seventh book, setting down as never before the mortal dreads we all share, Harlan Ellison has put together his best work to date: sixteen uncollected stories (half of which are award-winners), totaling a marvel-filled 105,000 words and including a brand-new novella, his longest work in over a dozen years. "Harlan Ellison is the dark prince of American letters, cutting through our corrupted midnight fog with a switchblade prose. He simply must be read." --Pete Hamill "Ellison writes with sensitivity as well as guts--a rare combination." --Leslie Charteris, creator of The Saint
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