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SONG OF KALI

Simmons, Dan

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ISBN 10: 031294408X / ISBN 13: 9780312944087
Editore: Bluejay Books Inc., New York, 1985
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Signed and dated "Dangerous Visions, 3/10/90" on the title page. World Fantasy Award winner, 1986, for best novel. "An accomplished and impressive debut novel." Barron: Horror Literature 4-272. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with several very tiny tears with associated creases to the rear panel. Codice inventario libreria 36577

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Titolo: SONG OF KALI

Casa editrice: Bluejay Books Inc., New York

Data di pubblicazione: 1985

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

autografato: Signed

Edizione: First edition, first printing

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Blood will curdle in Calcutta. In the most crime-ridden city, nightmares become real and evil is defined by frightening occurrences. When an American family finds themselves encircled by the terrors of this land, lurid events befall them and life takes on a new meaning—death. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, Song of Kali will chill the blood and frighten even the most jaded of horror fans.

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"O terrible wife of Siva / Your tongue is drinking the blood, / O dark Mother! O unclad Mother." It is remarkable that prior to writing this first novel, Dan Simmons had spent only two and a half days in Calcutta, a city "too wicked to be suffered," his narrator says. Fortunately back in print after several years during which it was hard to obtain, this rich, bizarre novel practically reeks with atmosphere. The story concerns an American poet who travels with his Indian wife and their baby to Calcutta to pick up an epic poem cycle about the goddess Kali. The Bengali poet who wrote the poem cycle has disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Horror critic Edward Bryant calls Song of Kali "an exactingly constructed, brutal, and uncompromising study of the degree to which an evil place may permeate and steep all that makes us human" and writes that it embodies "the stance of a psychologically violent novel about a violent society as a defensible and indisputably moral work of art." Song of Kali won a World Fantasy Award. --Fiona Webster

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