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Ica''Death Mask''A Warning To The Antiuary''The Seventeenth Sister''The Copper Wig''The Dreams Of Cardinal Vittorini'. A Modern M R JamesThis is a fantastic collection of short ghost stories in the tradition of Montague Rhodes James Oliver trades a preoccupation with the theater for his predecessor s familiarity with frumpy Edwardian medievalists but does so without any loss of charm or horror I would highly recommended it to anyone looking for a vein of horror that had seemed as defunct as the heresy of the title tale

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The Dreams of Cardinal Vittorini

S Marchant’s Cause''Tiger In The Snow''Gardens Gods''The Black Cathedral''The Boy in Green Velvet''The Golden Basil. At the time of its first publication this book had dazzled lovers of supernatural fiction as well as hardened critics with the elegant and yet utterly terrifying narratives Passage of years since then had increased the price of the book in the second hand market as well as the lure of the stories Tartarus Press has done the fiction lovers by releasing the book excluding one story that had grated many a reader with its rather controversial undertones in the earlier version but thankfully has been ommitted from this one in a truly affordable format that would ensure that many lovers of classic supernatural fiction as well as the admirers of strange stories would get to read several stories that have become classics of macabreThe contents are Author s Note 1 Beside the Shrill Sea 2 Feng Shui 3 In Arcadia 4 Evil Eye 5 Miss Marchant s Cause 6 Tiger in the Snow 7 Garden Gods 8 The Black Cathedral 9 The Boy in Green Velvet 10 The Golden Basilica 11 Death Mask 12 The Seventeenth Sister 13 The Copper Wig 14 The Dreams of Cardinal Vittorini Highly recommended

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Foreword Reggie OliverIntroduction Christopher Barker'Beside The Shrill Sea''Feng Shui''In Arcadia''The Evil Eye''Mis. Reggie Oliver is a delightful author for any obsessive of the classical supernatural horror tale practised by Robert Aickman Sheridan Le Fanu Walter de la Mare Arthur Machen M R James Sarban William Hope Hodgson etc While some of his stories in this debut collection can at times seemingly only aspire to be warmly entertaining pastiche they are nevertheless a consistent pleasure to read and tinged with that sense of ineffable strangeness of life and when Oliver is on top form displayed here with such excellent tales as The Boy in the Green Velvet Death Mask and the titular story his work is of comparable uality to the great tales of that estimable company of his influences and places him in the highest ranking of contemporary horror authors


10 thoughts on “The Dreams of Cardinal Vittorini

  1. says:

    Since I was impressed with two books published by Tartarus Press both written by Mark Samuels I searched for other things published by them I

  2. says:

    Reggie Oliver is probably the best living writer of the MR James species of weird tale and one of the finest in the entire horror genr

  3. says:

    Reggie Oliver is a delightful author for any obsessive of the classical supernatural horror tale practised by Robert Aickman Sheridan Le Fanu Walter de la Mare Arthur Machen M R James Sarban William Hope Hodgson etc While some of his stories in this debut collection can at times seemingly only aspire to be warmly entertaining past

  4. says:

    One of the stronger Oliver collections that I've read Aside from the title story I also greatly enjoyed Tiger in the Snow The Black Cathedral

  5. says:

    If you like early Thomas Ligotti or MR James this collection is for youThis is a collection of short stories and as such varies in content and

  6. says:

    At the time of its first publication this book had dazzled lovers of supernatural fiction as well as hardened critics with the elegant and yet utterly terrifying narratives Passage of years since then had increased the price of the book in the second hand market as well as the lure of the stories Tartarus Press

  7. says:

    Oliver has his fans even ardent ones judging by some of the other reviews here and the stories in this collection are ok enough But they're best described as pastiches of M R James rather than strong works in their own right Diverting enough for an undemanding afternoon but not as polished as they should have been and never uite good enough to make you forget that you're not actually reading the real thing If you've read a modest

  8. says:

    A Modern M R JamesThis is a fantastic collection of short ghost stories in the tradition of Montague Rhodes James Oliver trades a preoccupation with the theater for his predecessor's familiarity with frumpy Edwardian medievalists but does so without any loss of charm or horror I would highly recommended it to anyone looking for a vein of ho

  9. says:

    Elegant and erudite Oliver is one of the most exciting contemporary writers of unsettling supernatural and weird tales He variously brings to mind MR James Russel Kirk and Robert Aickman but always with a contemporary sensibility Highly recomm

  10. says:

    An heir to MR James and Robert Aickman Can there be higher praise in the small world of English ghost stories?

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