Friday 15 November 2013

Albertine's Wooers

While you wait for the return of Pan . . .

Austria's pre-eminent purveyor of the short tale sees their full reissue in 700 pages of The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig from Pushkin Press; haunting beauties every one and a bargain to be had at £20 or less if you can get passed the lurid orange cover.  Sadly, the final in Wordsworth Editions' 'Mystery & The Supernatural' range is Ernest Bramah's The Eyes of Max Carrados, comprising his blind detective's three original collections' plus one tale previously unbound. Also from Wordsworth, a very welcome release in their 'Classics' range - detailed with black-and-white portraits - Mary Shelley's Mathilda & Other Stories. The former priced as ever at £2.99, the latter an even greater snip at £1.99. New from Eibonvale Press is Caledonia Dreamin'; a fresh anthology described as 'strange fiction of Scottish descent,' edited by Hal Duncan and Chris Kelso; and don't forget issue 2 of Swan River Press's bi-annual essay collection on Irish Gothic in all its forms, The Green Book.