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“Ideal horror tales: a thoroughly symbolic universe, its every aspect contemplated and expressed in the Symbolist manner, portraying the horrific essence of things and creating with the greatest possible intensity the dream-sense of the world's horror. Tales not told to reader, but overheard by reader, indirect tone, dreaming, narrating in your sleep. Everything transformed, mundane and exotic elements alike, the two often exchanging qualities. Remoteness: no waking morals, concerns, ideologies, philosophies, messages of any kind. Pure vision without judgments, inspiring only dread and awe, a sardonic exuberance, grim exaltation. Metaphors drawn from the realm of dreams, death, disease. Behavior of characters always betrays their lurid knowingness anent the nightmarish nature of their world, although some are more knowing than others. The waking world requires a superficial sense of cause and effect, which occultism provides; dreams, the true occult realm, need no such ersatz rationalism, only the sensation of revelations that feel horribly true. Minimal dialogue. Plots make a kind of surface sense, as in 'Greater Festival of Masks' and 'Music of the Moon.' Maximum atmosphere - focus on seemingly irrelevant background, often swamping the actors in the foreground. Objective, unemotive description as contrast to dominant metaphorical dreaminess. Vulgar, puppet-show melodrama and artificiality. World populated exclusively by vile creatures like Aubrey Beardsley's ideally grotesque world.”
Thomas Ligotti - “We Can Hide from Horror Only in the Heart of Horror: Notes and Aphorisms”

Ligotti discussed on C-Realm podcast
Jul 23, 2015 - 1:41 PM - by actualwolf
TCATHR is the topic of discussion on the 7/22/15 "C-Realm" podcast in an episode titled "MALIGNANTLY USELESS." Guest Kevin Dole identifies himself as a member of this very forum but does not disclose his user name.

Audio here:
MALIGNANTLY USELESS | C-Realm Radiant Sun

The Red Tower was discussed on a previous episode of the "C-Realm Vault" though that requires a paid subscription.
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Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti nominated for a World Fantasy Award!
Jul 08, 2015 - 4:57 PM - by Dr. Locrian
Fantastic news!



, edited by Matt Cardin, has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award!

Hearty congratulations to both Tom and Matt!

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Valdemar's GRIMSCRIBE cover
Apr 30, 2015 - 3:16 PM - by Dr. Locrian
This is a beauty.

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