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INTRUSIONS Robert Aickman 1st ed 300 COPY LIMITED HC fine UK IMPORT

INTRUSIONS by Robert Aickman, introduction by Reggie Oliver. Leyburn, North Yorkshire, UK; Tartarus Press; 2012. 300 COPY LIMITED HARDCOVER.

In his Introduction to this new edition of Intrusions, Reggie Oliver writes that Robert Aickman (1914-1981) ‘was one of the most original and interesting short story writers of the late twentieth century . . . I wonder if the adjective “inconclusive”, so often applied to Aickman, is quite the mot juste. His stories all have a beginning, a middle and an end. They conclude, but the conclusion is not absolute: puzzles remain. How like life! Aickman is both a realist and a surrealist: or, to put it another way, his surrealism is real.’ Intrusions is the last collection of Aickman’s tales to be published in his lifetime. It includes: ‘Hand in Glove’, ‘No Time Is Passing’, ‘The Fetch’, ‘The Breakthrough’, ‘The Next Glade’, ‘Letters to the Postman’.

Intrusions is a sewn hardback of 278+ xi pages, printed lithographically, with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w.

Cover artwork by Stephen J Clark of The Singing Garden.

ISBN 978-1-905784-48-6.

Limited to 350 copies.

Fine in fine dj.