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    Wormwood   (about)
    Journal dedicated to writings about fantasy, supernatural and decadent literature.







    Wormwood [#6 (Spring 2006)] ed. Mark Valentine (Tartarus Press, £8.99, iv+92pp, tp)
    Details supplied by Douglas A. Anderson.
    • iv · Editorial · Mark Valentine · ed
    • 1 · The October Revolution: Ray Bradbury’s Existential Paradigm for the Horror Genre [Part 2 of 2] · Joel Lane · ar
    • 13 · Old England, New England: M. R. James, Mary Wilkins Freeman and Sarah Orne Jewett · John Howard · ar
    • 24 · Through a Mind Darkly: Some Thoughts on J. S. Le Fanu and the Psychology of the Ghost Story · William P. Simmons · ar
    • 33 · Savage Songs from a Sinful Sea: Robert E. Howard’s Faring Town Trilogy · Benjamin Szumskyj · ar
    • 41 · Introduction to William Hope Hodgson’s ’The Psychology of Species’ · Douglas A. Anderson · ar
    • 43 · The Psychology of Species · William Hope Hodgson · ar; reprinted from Cargunka and Poems and Anecdotes (1914).
    • 47 · The Lost Genius of Britton: Proletarian Misfit, Apocalyptic Anarchist, Forgotten Genius · Adam Daly · ar; on Lionel Erskine Britton.
    • 59 · Trajectory of a Comet: Poland’s Arch-Decadent · Brian R. Banks · ar; on Stanislaw Przybyszewski.
    • 75 · The Decadent World-View 6. Masked Lives: Edmond Goncourt’s La Faustin · Brian Stableford · ar [Ref. Edmond de Goncourt]
    • 85 · Late Reviews · Douglas A. Anderson · rc; reviews of Sidney Sime, A Curious Case (1891); Friedrich Wilhelm Carové, The Story Without End (1833, rpt. 1912); J. Allen St. John, The Face in the Pool: A Faerie Tale (1905).
    • 89 · Camera Obscura · Mark Valentine · rc
    • 91 · Notes on Contributors · [uncredited] · bg


    Wormwood [#7 (Autumn 2006)] ed. Mark Valentine (Tartarus Press, £8.99, iv+92pp, tp)
    Details supplied by Douglas A. Anderson.
    • iv · Editorial · Mark Valentine · ed
    • 1 · G. K. Chesterton: Artist of Fantasy and the Grotesque · William Charlton · ar
    • 9 · Oriental Gothic: William Beckford’s Vathek and The Episodes of Vathek · Albert Power · ar
    • 21 · Introduction to ’Agorit’ by Sarban · Mark Valentine · ar
    • 23 · Agorit · Sarban · ss
    • 37 · Josef Simánek: Czech Pagan Fantasist · Cyril Simsa · ar
    • 52 · Paul Leppin: The Ghost of Prague: An English Reader’s Perspective · Mark Beech · ar
    • 64 · Cry Mider for Zeulas: The Elak Stories of Henry Kuttner · Richard Toogood · ar Sword & Fantasy #4, October 2005 [Ref. Henry Kuttner]
    • 73 · The Decadent World-View 7. Beyond Paradise: Thomas de Quincy’s Confessions of an Opium Eater and Suspiria de Profundis · Brian Stableford · ar [Ref. Thomas De Quincey]
    • 83 · Late Reviews · Douglas A. Anderson · rc; reviews of R. H. Wright, The Outer Darkness (1906); Vere Shortt and Frances Mathews, The Rod and the Snake (1917); George Sylvester Viereck, The House of the Vampire (1907).
    • 89 · Camera Obscura · Mark Valentine · rc
    • 91 · Notes on Contributors · [uncredited] · bg




    Wormwood [#10 (Spring 2008)] ed. Mark Valentine (Tartarus Press, £8.99, tp, iv+92pp)
    Details supplied by Douglas A. Anderson.
    • iv · Editorial · Mark Valentine · ed
    • 1 · The Void Behind the Face of Order: Robert Aickman, Anthologist of the Ghost Story · Peter Bell · ar [Ref. Robert Aickman]
    • 16 · No Secret Place: The Haunted Cities of Fritz Leiber · Joel Lane · ar [Ref. Fritz Leiber]
    • 32 · Sand in the Machine: The Radio Play ’Traume’ (Dreams) by Günter Eich · John Howard · ar [Ref. Günter Eich]
    • 48 · Kenneth Grant: True Tales, Ancient Grimoires and Magical Fiction · Dave Evans · ar [Ref. Kenneth Grant]
    • 59 · Elementals and Others: The Fiction of Michael McDowell · Mike Barrett · ar [Ref. Michael McDowell]
    • 70 · The Decadent World-View 10. Decadence and the Novel of the Future · Brian Stableford · ar [Ref. Felix Bodin]
    • 81 · Late Reviews · Douglas A. Anderson · rc; reviews of Cameron Carr [pseud. of R.R. Ryan], Gilded Clay (1938); Mark Hansom, The Wizard of Berner’s Abbey (1944); Henry Savage, The Receding Shore: Leaves from the Somewhat Unconventional Life of Henry Savage (1933).
    • 89 · Camera Obscura · Mark Valentine · rc
    • 91 · Notes on Contributors · [uncredited] · bg (r)




    Wormwood [#13 (Autumn 2009)] ed. Mark Valentine (Tartarus Press, £8.99, tp, iv+92pp)
    Details supplied by Douglas A. Anderson.
    • iv · Editorial · Mark Valentine · ed
    • 1 · ’A Whirlpool Still More Rapid’: M.P. Shiel’s ’Valia’ and Gothic Impressionism · Paul Fox · ar [Ref. M. P. Shiel]
    • 15 · A Walk in the Woods: On Robert Aickman’s ’Bind Your Hair’ · Philip Challinor · ar [Ref. Robert Aickman]
    • 28 · Things of Darkness: The Fiction of G.G. Pendarves · Mike Barrett · ar [Ref. G. G. Pendarves]
    • 36 · Maison Turque, or The House of the Rose Leaf: Maupassant’s Obscene Farce · Reggie Oliver · ar [Ref. Guy de Maupassant]
    • 40 · Maison Turque · Guy de Maupassant · pl (r)
    • 69 · The Decadent World-View 13. The Progress of Literary Satanism from the Temptation of Paphnuce to the Revolt of the Angels · Brian Stableford · ar [Ref. Anatole France]
    • 79 · Late Reviews · Douglas A. Anderson · rc; reviews of E. R. Morrough, The Temple Servant and Other Stories (1930); Arthur Neale, ed., The Great Weird Stories (1929); John Nicholson, Costello—Psychic Investigator (1954); Katharine Fullerton Gerould, Vain Oblations (1916).
    • 85 · Camera Obscura · Mark Valentine · rc
    • 91 · Notes on Contributors · [uncredited] · bg


    Wormwood [#14 (Spring 2010)] ed. Mark Valentine (Tartarus Press, £8.99, tp, iv+92pp)
    Details supplied by Douglas A. Anderson.


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