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Lord of Strange Deaths

Baker, Phil

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ISBN 10: 1907222251 / ISBN 13: 9781907222252
Published by Strange Attractor Press
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Editor(s): Clayton, Anthony. Num Pages: 220 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; DSB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 148. . . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781907222252

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Title: Lord of Strange Deaths

Publisher: Strange Attractor Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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Forever associated with his creation of evil genius Dr Fu Manchu, a Chinese super-criminal scheming to destroy Western civilisation, Sax Rohmer (1883-1959) was the king of pulp exotica. At the height of his fame Rohmer was one of the most popular writers on the planet, but now he is largely remembered for outrageous attitudes and lurid Chinaphobia. Lord of Strange Deaths approaches Rohmer with something more than routine disapproval, and instead brings out the complexity and historical significance of his work.

This is the first extended attempt to do justice to Rohmer, and it ranges across the spectrum of his output from music-hall writing to Theosophy. Contributors focus on subjects including Egyptology, 1890s decadence, Edwardian super-villains, graphic novels, cinema, the French Situationists, Chinese dragon ladies, and the Arabian Nights. The result is a testimony to the enduring fascination and relevance of Rohmer's absurd, sinister and immensely atmospheric world.

ContributorsJean Augris, Phil Baker, Clive Bloom, Antony Clayton, Gary Dickinson, Christopher Fowler, Christopher Frayling, Paul French, Robert Irwin, Lawrence Knapp, Gary Lachman, Roger Luckhurst, Alan Moore, Steve Moore, Kim Newman, Kevin O'Neill, Mark Valentine, and Anne Witchard.

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Phil Baker's other books include The Dedalus Book of Absinthe, a biography of Dennis Wheatley, The Devil is a Gentleman, and critical works on Samuel Beckett and William Burroughs. He lives in London.

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