Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart is the follow-up to Caitlín R. Kiernan’s World-Fantasy Award nominated The Ammonite Violin & Others, a collection that drew comparisons to the writings of such luminaries of the macabre and surreal as Angela Carter, Thomas Ligotti, Shirley Jackson, and Harlan Ellison. Here, again, in her eighth collection, we visit the borderlandsConfessions of a Five-Chambered Heart is the follow-up to Caitlín R. Kiernan’s World-Fantasy Award nominated The Ammonite Violin & Others, a collection that drew comparisons to the writings of such luminaries of the macabre and surreal as Angela Carter, Thomas Ligotti, Shirley Jackson, and Harlan Ellison. Here, again, in her eighth collection, we visit the borderlands where the weird, horrific, mythic, and erotic intersect. Once again, Kiernan sets her masterful, intoxicating prose to the task of retelling fairy tales, spinning sensual post-Lovecraftian yarns, and blurring the lines between pain and pleasure. Here is a celebration of the bizarre and beautiful, and a marriage of unlikely worlds. From a reverence of the dead to the sacrifices the living make to unspeakable gods, from clockwork dreams to tales of merciless revenge, Kiernan blurs the artificial lines of genre, and shows us a world where there is no division between the light and dark.The signed limited edition of Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart includes not only the collection proper, it’s accompanied by an entirely separate bonus hardcover collection (approximately 80-100 pages). If you’d like the same numbered copy as for the limited edition of Two Worlds and in Between, please send us an email letting us know your number after you order.Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover editionLimited: 600 signed numbered leatherbound copies, including the bonus hardcover collection, The Yellow Book Introduction: Sexing the Weird The Wolf Who Cried Girl The Bed of Appetite Subterraneous The Collector of Bones Beatification Untitled Grotesque Flotsam Regarding Attrition and Severance Rappaccini’s Dragon (Murder Ballad No. 5) Unter den Augen des Mondes The Melusine (1898) Fecunditatum I Am the Abyss and I Am the Light Dancing With the Eight of Swords Murder Ballad No. 6 Lullaby of Partition and Reunion Derma Sutra (1891) The Thousand-and-Third Tale of Scheherazade The Belated Burial The Bone’s Prayer A Canvas for Incoherent Arts The Peril of Liberated Objects, or the Voyeur’s Seduction Pickman’s Other Model (1929) At the Gate of Deeper Slumber Fish Bride AfterwordThe Yellow Book (Limited Edition Only) Ex Libris The Yellow Alphabet...
|Title||:||Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart|
|Number of Pages||:||327 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart Reviews
Kiernan is brilliant, and this collection of stories blew me out of the water. I don't generally care for horror, and these are mostly pretty horrific, but the writing is just so fantastic that I didn't mind. Gorgeously crafted imagery, piercing insight into sexual power dynamics, and a finely-honed sense of the appeal of the grotesque - this collection is not for everyone, for sure, but it's splendid if you can stand the subject matter.
I feel that Caitlin R. Kiernan is right up there with the greats...Lovecraft, Poe, etc; and though I have enjoyed a couple of her novels I feel her true strength lies in short fiction. This collection is filled with bizarre and imaginative stories written in poetic prose that are both hideous and beautiful. I recommend this collection to any fan of the truly weird tale!
While I loved this book, much of it was so disturbing or disgusting that I would be afraid to recommend it to anyone else.
Published with "The Yellow Book" these are copy's 520 of 600 signed numbered leather bound copies.
This collection of short stories will not be to everyone's taste given that it's a blend of dark fantasy and eroticism but, if you are prepared to look past the form, you will find the substance full of interesting ideas and considerable wisdom on the nature of individuality and relationships.http://opionator.wordpress.com/2012/0...