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Gothic Tales: Manchester Stories: No.7

Gothic Tales: Manchester Stories: No.7 (Paperback)

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gothic - adj. 2. in the style of architecture prevalent in W. Europe in the 12th-16th c., characterized by pointed arches. 3 (of a novel, etc.) in a style popular in the 18th-19th c., with supernatural or horrifying events. 4. barbarous, uncouth. This September, Manchester-based Comma Press launches the latest edition in its unique Manchester Stories series, the first to be published and promoted independently by Comma Press (as well as with the support of City Life magazine and the Greater Manchester Public Transport Executive). The theme for this special edition is 'gothic' and modern, urban responses to what gothic means, or can mean, in modern Britain. From supernatural prophecies and revenge from beyond the grave to more psychological horrors, and social and economic underworlds.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismFiction & PoetryHorror Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd Publication Date: 15/10/2004 ISBN-13: 9781857548136  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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David Bowker has worked as a journalist, written a column for The Times, and is the author of six novels, most recently Rawhead (2002) and Rawhead in Love (2004). The TV adaptation of his fourth novel From Stockport With Love, starring Martin Clunes, is soon to be filmed for ITV. Tim Cooke has been a lecturer, an internet 'imagineer', a magazine editor and a composer of music for television, and film. His unpublished novel 'The Zero-Sum Game' was the source for Penny Woolcock's 2004 film The Principles of Lust. Andy Murray writes for City Life and After co-writing film study guides to A Hard Day's Night (for Longman) and The Wicker Man (for Auteur), his biography of scriptwriter Nigel Kneale is due from Headpress next Spring. Pete Humphreys has worked as an English teacher and civil servant, and is a recent graduate of the MA Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. Lucy Ashley is a graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University's Writing School. Originally from Richmond she has previously had work published in MUSE magazine. Alex Phelby studied Critical Theory in Manchester in the nineties. He is currently finishing an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths. Editor Emma Unsworth has previously had stories published in Comma Press's 'Comma' and 'September Stories' anthologies, the latter with Prospect magazine.

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