THE BUSINESSMAN: A TALE OF TERROR. New York, Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Sydney: Harper & Row, Publishers, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "First of an informal trilogy of satirical horror novels, all set in Minneapolis. In THE BUSINESSMAN, middle-aged middle-management drone Bob Glandier is haunted by absurd manifestations of the ghost of his murdered wife, her mother, and the poet John Berryman, all of who have met in the afterlife ... a slapstick spoof of modern horror fiction and the trend toward using the most banal aspects of ordinary life as springboards for supernatural experience." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-116. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-88. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-98. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 98. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 88. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#161604).
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