Wormwood issue 16 available

The Spring 2011 issue of Wormwood, the journal of fantasy, supernatural and decadent literature, was published last month. Issue 16 marks the centenaries of two classic works, as George Johnson surveys the 1911 visionary fantasies, Algernon Blackwood’s The Centaur and J. D. Beresford’s The Hampdenshire Wonder. James Doig reveals his research into H.W. Bousfield, author of anthologised supernatural stories; Tim Foley talks about Charles Allston Collins, brother of Wilkie, and writer of strange tales; John Howard celebrates Weird Tales author Carl Jacobi; Ray Cavanaugh contributes a note on Nineties author Vincent O’Sullivan; William Charlton writes about 19th century satirist Thomas Love Peacock via a modern updating; and Paul Newman draws attention to a neglected Sixties bohemian novelist, Walker Hamilton. With Doug Anderson’s Late Reviews of forgotten classics, Reggie Oliver’s reviews of contemporary books, and the Camera Obscura column listing unusual new titles, Wormwood 16 is crammed with rare and unusual writing. Published by Tartarus.

The Spring 2011 issue of Wormwood, the journal of fantasy, supernatural and decadent literature, was published last month. Issue 16 marks the centenaries of two classic works, as George Johnson surveys the 1911 visionary fantasies, Algernon Blackwood’s The Centaur and J. D. Beresford’s The Hampdenshire Wonder. James Doig reveals his research into H.W. Bousfield, author of anthologised supernatural stories; Tim Foley talks about Charles Allston Collins, brother of Wilkie, and writer of strange tales; John Howard celebrates Weird Tales author Carl Jacobi; Ray Cavanaugh contributes a note on Nineties author Vincent O’Sullivan; William Charlton writes about 19th century satirist Thomas Love Peacock via a modern updating; and Paul Newman draws attention to a neglected Sixties bohemian novelist, Walker Hamilton. With Doug Anderson’s Late Reviews of forgotten classics, Reggie Oliver’s reviews of contemporary books, and the Camera Obscura column listing unusual new titles, Wormwood 16 is crammed with rare and unusual writing. Published by Tartarus.