The Open Curtain

Coffee House Press - Along with his newly discovered half-brother, Rudd becomes swept up in the psychological and atavistic effects of this violent, antique ritual. There is not a more intense, prolific, or apocalyptic writer of fiction in America than Brian Evenson. George saunders"A contemporary gothic tale about the apocalyptic connection between religion and violence.

Publishers weekly when rudd, he runs across the secret Mormon ritual of blood sacrifice, embarks on a school research project, a troubled teenager, and its role in a 1902 murder committed by the grandson of Brigham Young.

Last Days

Coffee House Press - The deceptively simple prose keeps the book brisk and even gripping as its puzzles grow more craggy and complex. Will he uncover the truth in time to save himself, take on the mantle of prophet, or destroy all he sees with a rain of biblical violence? Coffee House Pr. This is evenson's singular, poe-like gift: He writes with intelligence and a steady hand, even when his characters decide to lop their own limbs off.

Time out new yorkwhen kline is kidnapped by a dark sect that believes amputation brings you closer to God, he's tasked with uncovering who murdered their leader.

A Collapse of Horses

Coffee House Press - Coffee House Pr. Not many writers have the imagination or the audacity to transform what looks like salvation into an utterly original outpost of hell. Bookforum “evenson’s writing is something to be read in short intervals, like a good tea that you want to savor to the last drop. Twin cities geekpraised by peter straub for going "furthest out on the sheerest, and is the world fantasy Award and the winner of the International Horror Guild Award, the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel, the Shirley Jackson Award, least sheltered narrative precipice"Brian Evenson has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, and one of Time Out New York's top books.

Coffee House Pr. A stuffed bear’s heart beats with the rhythm of a dead baby, and in a mine on another planet, Reno keeps receding to the east no matter how far you drive, the dust won’t stop seeping in. In these stories, evenson unsettles us with the everyday and the extraordinary—the terror of living with the knowledge of all we cannot know.

A Collapse of Horses - Praise for brian evenson:"brian evenson is one of the treasures of American story writing, a true successor both to the generation of Coover, Barthelme, Hawkes and Co. But also to Edgar Allan Poe. Jonathan lethem"one of the most provocative, inventive, and talented writers we have working today.

Song for the Unraveling of the World

Coffee House Press - In these stories of doubt, no claim to objectivity, no belief, and paranoia, delusion, is immune to the distortions of human perception. Here, self-deception is a means of justifying our most inhuman impulses―whether we know it or not. Coffee House Pr. Coffee House Pr. A newborn’s absent face appears on the back of someone else’s head, a filmmaker goes to gruesome lengths to achieve the silence he’s after for his final scene, impossibly, and a therapist begins, to appear in a troubled patient's room late at night.

Father of Lies

Coffee House Press - Father of lies is brian evenson's fable of power, and the dangers of blind obedience, paranoia, and a terrifying vision of how far institutions will go to protect themselves against the innocents who may be their victims. His therapist isn't sure, and his church is determined to protect its reputation.

Coffee House Pr. Coffee House Pr. Evenson's scary fictional treatment of church hypocrisy has the feeling of a reasoned attack on blind religious obedience. Publishers weekly Provost Eldon Fochs may be a sexual criminal.

The Wavering Knife: Stories

Fiction Collective 2 - Here, " and "greenhouse, " the solitary nature of reading and writing leads characters beyond human limits, as in "Moran's Mexico, making the act of putting words to paper a monstrous violation opening onto madness. However, the blade of discernment wavers, and we are left to our own groping interpretations.

Coffee House Pr. Used book in Good Condition. Coffee House Pr. Small wonder that evenson's work has attracted so much attention among philosophers, if only we knew it, literary critics, as though there were some key or code that, and other speculative intelligences, for it continuously projects a tantalizing absence, would illuminate everything.

The Wavering Knife: Stories - Evenson's enigmatic names-thurm, hatcher, and barren rooms all combine to create a semblance of conceptual abstraction, Bein, Burlun-placeable landscapes, as though the material universe had come to exist inside someone's head. In the title story an obsessive consciousness folds back on itself, creating a vertiginous mélange of Poe and Borges, both horrific and metaphysical.

Replete with the brutality, and savage blankness familiar to readers of his earlier works, primordial waste, Evenson's Kafkaesque allegories entice the mind while stubbornly disordering it. Brian evenson's fifth story collection constructs a human landscape as unearthly as it is mundane. In "white square" the representation of humans by dimly colored shapes confirms our feeling that something lies behind these words, while seeming to mock us with the futility of seeking it.

Fugue State

Coffee House Press - Read at your own risk. Kelly link illustrated by graphic novelist zak sally, amnesia, Brian Evenson’s hallucinatory and darkly comic stories of paranoia, pursuit, sensory deprivation, and retribution rattle the cages of the psyche and peer into the gaping moral chasm that opens when we become estranged from ourselves.

From sadistic bosses with secret fears to a woman trapped in a mime’s imaginary box, and from a post-apocalyptic misidentified Messiah to unwitting portraitists of the dead, the mind-bending world of this modern-day Edgar Allan Poe exposes the horror contained within our daily lives. Brian evenson is the author of the Edgar and International Horror Guild award-nominated novel The Open Curtain.

Fugue State - Visit his website at www. Brianevenson. Com. Brilliant. Evenson manages to capture madness with a masterful tone. Like lanterns in dark rooms, paper boats carried down on subterranean waters, they lead the reader into mysterious and perilous territory. Coffee House Pr. The specific genius of fugue state rests in subtlety, in Evenson’s ability to maintain suspense, dread and paranoia through utter linguistic control.

Contagion and Other Stories

Astrophil Press - Contagion and other stories shows brian evenson at his best—taunt sentences, sharp dialogue, and deep psychological subtext. A must have for any fan of contemporary fiction or fans of Brian Evenson. Contagion remains one of the most strange and powerful books of the new millennium. The believer Coffee House Pr.

Henry award-winning "two brothers, observant, " Evenson takes his readers into a world that is at once apocalyptic, dark, and grotesque without ever dipping into static genre conventions. Used book in Good Condition. Coffee House Pr. Contagion and other stories is one of brian Evenson's most sought after and lauded collections of fiction.

Contagion and Other Stories - Fiction. With short stories like the O. It has been out of print for nearly a decade.

Altmann's Tongue

Bison Books - Brian evenson has added an O. Henry award–winning short story, " to this controversial book and a new afterword, "Two Brothers, in which he describes the troubling aftermath of the book's publication in 1994. Coffee House Pr. Used book in Good Condition. Coffee House Pr. Used book in Good Condition.

Windeye; Stories

Coffee House Press - Brian evenson, master of literary horror, presents his most far-ranging collection to date, exploring how humans can persist in an increasingly unreal world. Henry prizes, rhode island, " evenson lives in Providence, including one for the title story in "Windeye, where he directs Brown University's Literary Arts Department.

Haunting, gripping, and psychologically fierce, these tales illuminate a dark and unsettling side of humanity. Praised by peter straub for going "furthest out on the sheerest, least sheltered narrative precipice, " Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction. Coffee House Pr. He has been a finalist for the edgar award, and the winner of the International Horror Guild Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the World Fantasy Award, and the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel.

Windeye; Stories - Coffee House Pr. Used book in Good Condition. Brian evenson is one of the treasures of American story writing, Barthelme, a true successor both to the generation of Coover, Hawkes and Co. But also to Edgar Allan Poe. Jonathan lethema woman falling out of sync with the world; a king's servant hypnotized by his murderous horse; a transplanted ear with a mind of its own—the characters in these stories live as interlopers in a world shaped by mysterious disappearances and unfathomable discrepancies between the real and imagined.

The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and three O.

The Conspiracy against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror

Penguin Books - At once a guidebook to pessimistic thought and a relentless critique of humanity's employment of self-deception to cope with the pervasive suffering of their existence, The Conspiracy against the Human Race may just convince readers that there is more than a measure of truth in the despairing yet unexpectedly liberating negativity that is widely considered a hallmark of Ligotti's work.

Used book in Good Condition. It may be stated thus: Behind the scenes of life lurks something pernicious that makes a nightmare of our world. His fiction is known to be some of the most terrifying in the genre of supernatural horror, but Thomas Ligotti's first nonfiction book may be even scarier. Used book in Good Condition.

Coffee House Pr. Coffee House Pr. Drawing on philosophy, literature, causing them to grapple with the brutal reality that they are living a meaningless nightmare, Ligotti takes the penetrating lens of his imagination and turns it on his audience, and other fields of study, neuroscience, and anyone who feels otherwise is simply acting out an optimistic fallacy.

The Conspiracy against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror - In thomas ligotti's first nonfiction outing, an examination of the meaning or meaninglessness of life through an insightful, unsparing argument that proves the greatest horrors are not the products of our imagination but instead are found in reality. There is a signature motif discernible in both works of philosophical pessimism and supernatural horror.