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Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors
  

Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Llewellyn, Livia
Introduction by Barron, Laird

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Death and pleasure. Freud's Todestrieb, his statement that libido has the task of making the destroying instinct innocuous, and it fulfils the task by diverting that instinct to a great extent outwards...The instinct is then called the destructive instinct, the instinct for maste... read full description below.

ISBN 9781590213247
Barcode 9781590213247
Published 15 March 2011 by Lethe Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781590213247
ISBN-10 1590213246
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Lethe Press
Imprint Lethe Press
Publication Date 15 March 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Llewellyn, Livia
Introduction by Barron, Laird
Category Modern Fiction
Horror & Ghost Stories
Fantasy Fiction
Number of Pages 214
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, American, Horror tales, American, Erotic stories, American
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Death and pleasure. Freud's Todestrieb, his statement that libido has the task of making the destroying instinct innocuous, and it fulfils the task by diverting that instinct to a great extent outwards...The instinct is then called the destructive instinct, the instinct for mastery, or the will to power. Few authors have spun stories of Thanatos and Eros as skillfully and powerfully as Livia Llewellyn. In his introduction to this volume, Laird Barron writes Scant difference exists between exquisite pleasure and pain. An orphan girl with a mind for anthracite falls into the hands of a cult worshipping an entombed god. In the Pacific Northwest, evergreens lull prepubescent girls into their trunks to serve as wombs. A suburban housewife troubled by her present encounters the sixteen year-old girl she ached to touch in her dreams. These ten stories promise to indulge a reader's sensibilities, their fears and desires.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review These 10 powerful stories mark relative newcomer Llewellyn as a writer to watch in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and erotica. Lush, discursive, elliptical writing weaves scenarios of women confronted with a horrible other, as in the title story, where a woman faces down a destructive childhood love, and in At the Edge of Ellensburg, where sex-charged attraction destroys a woman obsessed with a serial killer. - Publishers Weekly Mystery, yearning, curiosity and need power the turbines of Livia Llewellyn's Engines of Desire. - Stephen Studach for ChiZine.com This a fine book written with such personal and illustrative prose that you often feel as if you're viewing the action through the harried eyes of the narrator. It is dark, engaging, and stirring in all the right ways.'' - Alex Brown for Tor.com

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