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William Sansom’s Perfect Horrors

William Sansom’s Perfect Horrors

‘Welcome strangers! Come into my parlour, as a well-known spider said…’ (William Sansom, The Body, 1949) I suspect you will know what I mean when I try to speak of a little literary subgenre we might usefully call ‘the nasty story.’ The type will surely seem clear to you if you have read, just for […]

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‘With a voluptuous fluttering’: Mozart and Freud meet again, in Brigid Brophy’s ‘Snow Ball’

‘With a voluptuous fluttering’: Mozart and Freud meet again, in Brigid Brophy’s ‘Snow Ball’

We have just proudly completed our reissuing of a select set of works by Brigid Brophy, with her exquisite 1968 monograph on Aubrey Beardsley, Black and White. Beardsley was one of Brophy’s heroes/touchstones – and belonged, as such, in a super-elite group. No appreciation of Brophy’s fiction could be complete without reference to her passionate […]

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