BURNING YOUR BOATS: THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES ... With an Introduction by Salman Rushdie. New York: Henry Holt and Company, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. edition. "Omnibus collection that includes the complete contents of the author's previously published collections: FIREWORKS (1974), THE BLOODY CHAMBER AND OTHER STORIES (1979), BLACK VENUS (1985), and AMERICAN GHOSTS AND OLD WORLD WONDERS (1993), plus a number of previously uncollected stories. Carter's fiction straddle the boundary between fantasy and horror and shares affinities with the work of Salman Rushdie (who contributes an introduction), Ursula K. Le Guin, and writers of literary magic realism ... An important collection of stories that link the Gothic and modern fantasy and horror traditions." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-81. Upper front corner tip bruised, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#160905).
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