New today is another lovely limited edition hardcover from Tartarus Press from North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
This Spectacular Darkness is an assemblage of articles by noted essayist Joel Lane discussing the leading figures in twentieth-century dark literature, including H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligotti, Fritz Leiber and Robert Aickman. They are characterised by his profound insight, high critical standards and his keen allegiance to this fiction.
Also collected here are studies of Ramsey Campbell, Robert Bloch and Nyarlathotep. The volume is completed by appreciations of Joel’s essays, poetry, short stories and novels.
It’s chilly outside today (20F/-7C), so it’s no surprise that there aren’t a lot of people walking in. Still plenty of work to do listing books, and making display arrangements for our event this Saturday.