Providence After Dark and Other Writings by T.E.D. Klein

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  • November 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-61498-268-5
  • Trade paperback
  • 592 pp

 

 

 

Best known as a writer of supernatural horror, T.E.D. Klein, author of The Ceremonies and Dark Gods, has also written essays, articles, op-ed pieces, and reviews that are provocative, erudite, occasionally splenetic, and always highly opinionated. This book, compiled by S. T. Joshi, presents a wide selection of Klein’s nonfiction, including: 

 

• A lively account of the first World Fantasy Convention, where the field’s most colorful personalities gathered in Providence to honor its native son, H. P. Lovecraft.

 

• Klein’s introduction to the Arkham House edition of Lovecraft’s shorter tales... His lists of the 13 most terrifying horror stories and the 25 most familiar horror plots.

 

• Memoirs of his college days in Providence, under Lovecraft’s spell... His triumphs and blunders as a Paramount script reader... His influential tenure as editor of Twilight Zone magazine... What it was like to work with eccentric (and notorious) director Dario Argento on his first full-length American film.

 

• A pair of groundbreaking New York Times features on cruelty to animals in the movies... A skeptical take on Woody Allen at the turning point in his career... The hitherto unremarked secret of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001.

 

 • Personal encounters with legendary weird-tale writers Robert Aickman and Donald Wandrei... Appreciations of Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Rod Serling, Ramsey Campbell, and Mark Twain... Reviews of Ruth Rendell, Christopher Priest, William Peter Blatty, and a quartet of Gene Roddenberry biographies.

 

• Plus candid interviews, impassioned editorials for CrimeBeat magazine, and even a couple of poems.

 

Table of Contents

 

I. On Lovecraft

 

Providence After Dark

 

The United Amateur

 

A Dreamer’s Tales

 

Remembering Arkham House

 

The Festival

 

The Old Gent

 

T.E.D. Klein: Master of Ceremonies

 

 

II. On Other Authors

 

Arthur Machen

 

Ramsey Campbell: An Appreciation

 

Slow

 

An Afternoon with Aickman

 

A Haunted House

 

Frank Belknap Long

 

Dr. Van Helsing’s Handy Guide to Ghost Stories.

 

Introduction to Dark Love

 

Introduction to David Schow’s Seeing Red

 

Whiskey, Popcorn, and Gold

 

Gaspard de la Nuit

 

A Connecticut Yankee

 

The Ceremonies, edition: A Note from the Author

 

A Conversation with T.E.D. Klein

 

 

III. The Twilight Zone

 

Stories from the Twilight Zone

 

Twilight Zone Magazine

 

The Most Terrifying Horror Stories

 

The Book of Hieronymus Bosch

 

Twilight Zone: The Movie

 

Horrors! An Introduction to Writing Horror Fiction

 

Standing Behind the Curtains: A Conversation with T.E.D. Klein

 

 

IV. On Film

 

They Kill Animals and They Call It Art

 

Animals in Movies— The Abuse Gets Worse

 

On Cutting Up Movie Classics

 

How I Flopped as a Paramount Script Reader

 

Annie Hall

 

Star Wares

 

Master of a Lost Art

 

And Many Happy Returns

 

T.E.D. Klein Interview

 

 

V. On Other Topics

 

Where Do We Go from Here?

 

Charles Manson, B.M.O.C.

 

The Joy of Losing

 

Working for the Brown Daily Herald

 

CrimeBeat

 

Crime and Punishment

 

A Higher Standard

 

A Couple of Letters on . . . Antarctica!

 

Quotation & Misquotation

 

Silenced Voices

 

Three Letters to Brown

 

Spalding Gone Gray

 

Lament of an Aging English Instructor

 

Reassuring Words: An Interview with T.E.D. Klein

 

 

VI. Reviews

 

Legion by William Peter Blatty

 

The Face That Must Die and Incarnate by Ramsey Campbell

 

The Suburbs of Hell by Randolph Stow

 

More Books

 

The Glamour by Christopher Priest

 

Collected Stories by Ruth Rendell

 

The Terrors of Ice and Darkness by Christoph Ransmayr

 

Bring Me Children by David Martin

 

A Curate’s Egg

 

Sci-Fi Entertainment

 

A Swedish Podcast



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