Complete Symphonies of Adolph Hitler by Reggie Oliver
Tradepaperback – Tartarus Press – Feb2013
Collection of “strange” stories. A man buys a CD bearing the title The Complete Symphonies of Adolf Hitler and finds himself dogged by a mysterious stranger … A nun in eighteenth-century France acquires an inconvenient gift of prophesy … An amateur dramatics group turns out to be something far more sinister … An aristocrat tries to exploit a haunted room at his country seat, but has the tables turned on him by a member of the royal family …
The Complete Symphonies of Adolf Hitler is Reggie Oliver’s second collection of ‘strange stories’. It is now republished with new illustrations. Oliver’s characteristic wit, style, shrewd observation of humanity, and sense of place and time are all in evidence. He also has the simple gift of knowing how to tell a good story. As Glen Cavaliero says in his introduction ‘no one story is like another’, but they all point to the dark metaphysical currents that lurk beneath the surface of our daily lives.
Contains: “Introduction” by Glen Cavaliero, “The Complete Symphonies of Adolf Hitler”, “Lapland Nights”, “The Garden of Strangers”, “Among the Tombs”, “The Skins”, “The Sermons of Dr Hodnet”, “Magus Zoroaster”, “The Time of Blood”, “Parma Violets”, “Difficult People”, “The Constant Rake”, “The Blue Room”, “A Nightmare Sang”, “The Babe of the Abyss”, “Bloody Bill” and “A Christmas Card”.