Dark arts

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From the grimmest of the Greek tragedies to contemporary death metal horror has held a fascination with artists of all disciplines. From Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and Edith Nesbit's "Man Made in Marble" to the recent works like Secret Window and Skin the muses of creativity and and the furies of terror have been closely linked. In this anthology, award-winning editor John Pelan invites his colleagues in the Horror Writers Association to contribute their darkest thoughts on the creative processes. Step into the gallery and view twenty-two of the most disturbing visions that than can be conjured by these dark artistes... Stay as long as you dare....Table of Contents:"The Disease Artist" by Steve Rasnic Tem"The Shape of the Empty Heart" by Gerard Houarner"For Art's Sake" by John Pelan"With Acknowledgements to Sun Tzu" by Brian Hodge"Hurdy Gurdy" by Pedar O Guilin"The Art of Madness" by Edo van Belkom"The Power of Preserving Pictures" by Leah Cutter"The Death Technique" by John B. Rosenman"Body" by Tim Lebbon"The Final Staging of Ascent" by Tom Piccirilli"I Hear You Quietly Singing" by Lucy Taylor"Learning to Leave the Flesh" by Jeff VanderMeer"The Hoplite" by Paul Finch"Chained Melody" by Patricia Macomber"Works of Art" by J.F.Gonzalez"The Disinterment of Ophelia" by Michelle Scalise"If You Were Glass..." by David Niall Wilson"A Splash of Color" by Mike Oliveri"The Mist Machine" by Charlee Jacob"Scratching the Surface" by Michael Kelly"Kodachrome" by Lorelei Shannon"Nightmares, Imported And Domestic" by Mark McLaughlin and Matt Cardin
The disease artist / Steve Rasnic Tem
The shape of the empty heart / Gerard Houarner
For art's sake / John Pelan
With acknowledgements to Sun Tzu / Brian Hodge
Hurdy gurdy / Peadar Ó Guilín
The art of madness / Edo van Belkom
The power of preserving pictures / Leah R. Cutter
The death technique / John B. Rosenman
Body / Tim Lebbon
The final staging of ascent / Tom Piccirilli
I hear you quietly singing / Lucy Taylor
Learning to leave the flesh / Jeff VanderMeer
The hoplite / Paul Finch
Chained melody / Patricia Lee Macomber
Works of art / J.F. Gonzalez
The disinterment of Ophelia / Michelle Scalise
If you were glass
/ David Niall Wilson
A splash of color / Michael Oliveri
The mist machine / Charlee Jacob
Scratching the surface / Michael Kelly
Kodachrome / Lorelei Shannon
Nightmares, imported and domestic / Matt Cardin & Mark McLaughlin.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For this distinctively spine-chilling anthology, editor John Pelan solicited the ideas of his fellow colleagues in the Horror Writers Association for an exploration of the dark side of creativity. The protagonists are authors, painters, sculptors, or artisans with their own unique vocations, each of them involved in shadowy undertakings arising from his or her chosen craft. Echoing Kafka's classic tale of the hunger artist, Steve Rasnic Tem's Disease Artist peeks into an antiseptic future free of suffering, in which a performance artist infects himself with deadly diseases to remind audiences of their mortality. In Edo van Belkom's The Art of Madness, a painter discovers that a rival, famous for painting crime scenes, may be more involved with his unsavory subject matter than the law can abide. Patricia Lee Macomber's Chained Melody eavesdrops on a 12-year-old piano player who not only entertains with virtuoso performances but also calls forth and frees the trapped spirits of the dead. While collections of never-before-published stories often suffer from uneven entertainment value, this one is consistently first rate. --Carl Hays Copyright 2006 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Artists of various stripes give the uncanny shape and dangerous substance in this pleasing horror anthology from Pelan (Lost on the Darkside). Steve Rasnic Tem leads off with "The Disease Artist," a Kafkaesque account of a performance artist in an antiseptic future who simulates disease symptoms to reacquaint people with their mortality. Matt Cardin and Mark McLaughlin close the book with "Nightmares, Imported and Domestic," a cleverly inverted story about an artist whose dreams of an alternate life in a depressingly bleak and ordinary world begin to overwhelm his waking hours. These two fine tales serve as bookends for 20 stories that tend to feature gruesome works of art that prove to have a basis in real life or artists whose dark visions expose the grim reality of existence, notably Brian Hodge's "With Acknowledgments to Sun Tzu" and Lucy Taylor's "I Hear You Quietly Singing." Other contributors include Gerard Houarner, Tim Lebbon, Jeff VanderMeer and David Niall Wilson. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Publisher Baltimore :Cemetery Dance Publications,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Horror Writers Association presents
Contributors Pelan, John.
Horror Writers Association.
Language English
Description 293 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 1587671247
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