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Complete Butcher's Tales, the (1994) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In the fantastic tradition of Borges, Bruno Schulz, Angela Carter, and H. P. Lovecraft, here are nearly sixty unforgettable stories that ignore the confines of space and time to offer, among other times and places: a cabinet of curiosities in contemporary Cairo, an alchemical ceiling in 18th-century Naples, the hallucinatory inner worlds of psychotics, anthropomorphic planets, and an Old West ruled by necromancy.

This expanded, revised edition collects the complete short stories of one of the most imaginative writers of our time.


  • The Volatilized Ceiling of Baron Munodi
  • Mademoiselle Clistore in Cairo
  • The Imaginary Infancy of Heinrich Schliemann
  • Haddock's Eyes
  • Friendship
  • Bazar
  • Clean
  • Outer Spaces
  • Electric Rose
  • Brillig
  • Missy
  • The Star Chamber
  • The Tale of the Tattooed Woman
  • Max, Moleskin, and Glass
  • Jungle
  • Thrift
  • Bedtime Story
  • The Monkey Lover
  • The Nipple
  • Fydor's Bears
  • Cream
  • Luggage
  • Harriet
  • Foxes
  • The Radiant Twinnie
  • The Double
  • Spanish Oranges
  • The Beast
  • Parasites
  • Sorrowing Rachilde
  • Hofritz
  • Sleep
  • The Jade Planet
  • What Happened in the New Country
  • The Smallest Muttonbird Island
  • Grace
  • The Genius
  • Theft
  • Lunch
  • Shoes and Shit
  • Ms. Carolina Phtipps
  • The Lunatic's Apprentice
  • I Will Never Forget You Ernie Frigmaster
  • Easter Melodies
  • F*a*i*r*y F*i*n*g*e*r
  • Janie
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Abracadabra
  • The Folding Bed
  • Minus Twitty at Beetle Gulch
  • Aunt Rose and Uncle Friedle
  • La Chincha
  • Desire
  • Saida
  • Voyage to Ultima Azul, Chapter 79
  • Egyptian Gum
  • The New Zoo

Original title: The Complete Butcher's Tales
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

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  • A revised, expanded version of "The Butcher's Tales" which was published in a limited edition by a small press in 1980.

Edition #1: The Complete Butcher's Tales

The Complete Butcher's Tales (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Complete Butcher's Tales (October 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564782298
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.7
Pages: 172

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