(#173640) NACHTMAHR: STRANGE TALES. Hanns Heinz Ewers.

NACHTMAHR: STRANGE TALES. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Side Real Press, 2009. Large octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 350 numbered copies. Collects eleven of the many weird tales written by Ewers in the first decades of the twentieth century and published in his native Germany, and also includes his meditative essay on Poe. Most of the translations here are by Hubert van Calenbergh. Includes a 16-page introduction by John Hirschorn-Smith, largely biographical in scope, graciously acknowledging the similar work of Stephen E. Flowers for the collection of Ewers' stories, STRANGE TALES, published by Runa Raven in 2000. Although three of Ewers' novels were translated into English between 1927 and 1934 and became well-known to connoisseurs of the macabe, his short stories have remained largely unavailable to Anglophone readers until recently. BLOOD (1930) contained just three stories; the above-mentioned STRANGE TALES contained ten. There is little duplication of contents between these two more recent collections, and both are recommended for the student of early twentieth century decadent and weird fiction. In addition -- and unlike the rather utilitarian trade paperback produced by Runa Raven -- this is a lavishly designed book with a binding evocative of German taste in the 1920s. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#159209).

Price: $300.00

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