Sunday, 27 June 2010

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Ramsey Campbell - Traditional-style spooky stories twisted with sex and psychological horror

Albert Camus Some heavy-duty philosophy from the writer who has influenced many, from Scott Walker to Charles Bukowski...

Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll - Creator of the Alice who finds adventures in Wonderland and through the looking glass...

Leonard Cohen has an official site at which provides news, info and an e-mail newsletter (site requires Flash)... or for more about the life and works of this great singer-songwriter, poet, novelist, go to the excellent fan-run resource site, The Leonard Cohen Files

Saturday, 26 June 2010

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Remy Dean - Novelist and comentator on arts, music and media...

Len Deighton - Cold war intrigue... between nations, between people... war-torn Europe, swinging sixties Britain... Harry Palmer, super-spy, cool cook... Deighton is one of the UK's finest storytellers

Philip K Dick - Extensive site dedicated to the SF pioneer and visionary

Johnny Dowd - Inventive musician and lyrical blues storyteller

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Offcial site of his literary estate and plenty of info about Shelock Holmes

Daphne Du Maurier - Novelist and master of the short story

Authors: E

Umberto Eco - Philosopher, academic and literary heavyweight... author of Foucault's Pendulum, The Name Of the Rose and more

Mary Ann Evans, writing as George Eliot, broke new ground in Victorian fiction and introduced conventions of characterisation that are still evident in modern literature

Authors: F

William Faulkner - Huge academic site dedicated to one of the USA's greatest writers

Derek Dick, better known as Fish, the singer-songwriter-minstrel-poet...

Gavin Friday - Performer and artist - one of Ireland's foremost creatives

Mark Frost - novelist responsible for the marvellous List Of Seven and co-writer of Twin Peaks

John Foxx - the pioneering and gifted musician-poet who defined 'New Romanticism' in the late 1970s and went on to be a multi-media artist, now as relevant as ever... visit his official 'Metamatic' website or read his 'Quiet Man' blog

Authors: G

William Gibson - The first author to be called 'cyberpunk'...

Michael Gira and s w a n s - Writer and musician with power, intensity and integrity

Dave Graney - Another true poet hiding in rock 'n' roll

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Dashiell Hammett - Author of some classic crime-noir novels such as The Maltese Falcon, The Dain Curse... and creator of hard-boiled-detective-icon, Sam Spade

Werner Herzog - The dedicated and intense German auteur film-maker

Bill Hicks - Very angry, very funny and very true

An in-depth meta-essay about the ideas of Aldus Huxley with its focus on his classic novel, Brave New World, plus some related links

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Henrik Ibsen - highly influential playwright, both Realist and Romantic, whose dramas are still widely performed ...also a poet and painter

John Irving - USA novelist responsible for The Ciderhouse Rules, Hotel New Hampshire and The World Accoring To Garp (all adapted to films) and many others...

Washington Irving - Author of early American Gothic tales, including The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Friday, 25 June 2010

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Clive James - Really entertaining and comprehensive official site of this wise and witty author, broadcaster, presenter... nice design too

Henry James - Good starting point for all things Henry James, plus a very generous selection of downloadable e-texts of his works. Or you could just go for the rather effective film adaptation The Innocents (based on The Turn Of The Screw) which, in turn, inspired the Kate Bush song, The Infant Kiss from the classic album Never Forever

M R James - Website listing his works of classic, understated yet often 'haunting' stories of the supernatural

James Joyce - The Irish literary prankster: theres a good academic Joyce resources site hosted by Ohio State University and there is some useful information at the website for Dublin's James Joyce Centre

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Stephen King - official site for the best-selling author of imaginative American fiction, plenty here on a well-maintained site

Dean R Koontz - prolific author of best-selling 'slipstream' fiction that is often transmediated to the screen... his official site