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David Smay on Fritz Leiber’s THIEVES’ HOUSE

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He got an early education in rock’n’roll cynicism.

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His horror movies were unimaginably eerie.

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With Borges, one of the great masters of the short story.

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As big as Bing, but he died in obscurity.

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Dreaminess and lyricism in horror.

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The wrong kind of feminist, the wrong kind of novelist.

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The great striker of sentences between Joyce and Nabokov.

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Revenge and cruelty are the wicked core of his films.

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“The strange and sinister embroidered on… the normal and easy.”

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There are no painters as articulate, self-aware, and playful.

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He never ceased his restless formal innovations.

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She radiated menace, steel and megawatt charisma.

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“I will never be/finished removing/all these faces.”

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Wondrous things pressing against the seams of the everyday…

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His expressive line slashes to the emotional core of every scene.

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Federation exceptionalism

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Her books abrade the British literary canon.

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Heroically engaged with his own alienation.

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He wrote a fuck-you note to the 19th century. It was a scan­dalous hit.

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Roger Vadim’s Blood and Roses: Sexy transgressive euro-Evil wins!

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Eyes Without a Face: dis­passionate yet romantic, gory yet lyrical

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The boundary between uncanny and uncanny-­fantastic is a difficult one.

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Liminal Horror movies — between the super­natural and the every­day.