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Old 06-25-2017   #11
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Re: Leonid Andreyev: A Tribute Anthology

This is great news. Andreyev is frequently overlooked.

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Has anyone here read his unfinished novel fragment The Diary of Satan?
A Polish translation of this book from 1922 is on its way to me, Evans. I am looking forward to reading it soon.

Some links of interest gathered from other threads for those who still need to get acquainted with the Russian Poe:

- The Red Laugh
- Silence
- He: An Unknown’s Story

Plus, the whole collection "The crushed flower, and other stories" and more is available here: Leonid N. Andreyev - Biography and Works. Search Texts, Read Online. Discuss.

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Re: Leonid Andreyev: A Tribute Anthology

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Has anyone here read his unfinished novel fragment The Diary of Satan?
I tried. It was engaging at the beginning, but then the story sort of weakened and I didn't make it to the end. Still, this author may be of a great interest for weird fiction fans. I remember being impressed by "Abyss".
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Re: Leonid Andreyev: A Tribute Anthology

I've never written a story for a tribute anthology. I assume one must capture the aesthetic mood or themes explored by the original author. So, what is the "essence" of Andreyev's work?
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A dark and pessimistic story with a cruel twist at the end.

I'm not really an Andreyev fan. I enjoyed "Lazarus" but his stories in general lack the beauty and wonder that make weird fiction worthwhile to me.

Yes, I find beauty even in Lovecraft's darkest stories.
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Re: Leonid Andreyev: A Tribute Anthology

I don't like all of Andreyev's writings, but "The Abyss" and "The Red Laugh" are beyond superb.
"The Abyss" is a story of impossible cruelty and degradation.
"The Red Laugh" is pure surreal horror, irrationality murdering the world. It's a symbolist nightmare that one would think is about World War 1, but was in fact written a decade earlier. The monstrous ending has a perverse beauty, at least in my eyes.
Andreyev was one of those writers who produce a few masterpieces and a lot of work that isn't that good.
If the anthology captures the best elements of Andreyev, it'll be pretty good.
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Re: Leonid Andreyev: A Tribute Anthology

"The Red Laugh" is great but I relate it more to "All Quiet on the Western Front." I don't view it as a weird tale but, yes, it is suburb.
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Re: Leonid Andreyev: A Tribute Anthology

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Andreyev was one of those writers who produce a few masterpieces and a lot of work that isn't that good.
Many of the greats produced relatively few excellent examples of strange macabre fiction, but make up for it with the sheer quality of their slim output of significant dark work. See also: Arthur Machen, Walter de la Mare, Oliver Onions, Sarban...

Still debating whether to submit anything for this. I feel as if I would just be wasting Samuels' time.

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Still debating whether to submit anything for this. I feel as if I would just be wasting Samuels' time.
James, I say go for it! You've obviously got a great imagination and a high level of familiarity with the weird fiction tradition. I get rejected on nearly a semi-weekly basis, but every so often something does make it. It's part of the deal for most writers. I waited until I was 50 to get serious about writing, and I regret it.

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Re: Leonid Andreyev: A Tribute Anthology

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Still debating whether to submit anything for this. I feel as if I would just be wasting Samuels' time.
James, I say go for it! You've obviously got a great imagination and a high level of familiarity with the weird fiction tradition. I get rejected on nearly a semi-weekly basis, but every so often something does make it. It's part of the deal for most writers. I waited until I was 50 to get serious about writing, and I regret it.
Eh, if I remember correctly I believe you're a lawyer? You've obviously had to make personal sacrifices in order to get where you are. To make a living before doing what one wants to do is called being a man (or woman) - there's nothing wrong with that. You're writing on your own dime, not someone else's. I respect that.

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Re: Leonid Andreyev: A Tribute Anthology

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Still debating whether to submit anything for this. I feel as if I would just be wasting Samuels' time.
James, I say go for it! You've obviously got a great imagination and a high level of familiarity with the weird fiction tradition. I get rejected on nearly a semi-weekly basis, but every so often something does make it. It's part of the deal for most writers. I waited until I was 50 to get serious about writing, and I regret it.
Eh, if I remember correctly I believe you're a lawyer? You've obviously had to make personal sacrifices in order to get where you are. To make a living before doing what one wants to do is called being a man (or woman) - there's nothing wrong with that. You're writing on your own dime, not someone else's. I respect that.
Another consideration, if it suits you:

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Still debating whether to submit anything for this. I feel as if I would just be wasting Samuels' time.
You should. Mark was telling me about how he especially wanted to get new writers involved in the project.
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