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Lend the Eye a Terrible Aspect: A Collection of Essays and Fiction Paperback – March 1, 1994

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 165 pages
  • Publisher: Automatism Pr (March 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963679406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963679406
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,661,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"An intriguing collection of fiction and essays by some of the more interesting voices from the San Francisco/Los Angeles axis. It stands out as an important collection of observations of our contemporary society." --Factsheet Five

"A positive tome with a collective concept.  It's not often the music world can reach outside itself and produce something of as much worth as this." --Music from the Empty Quarter

"This is a great collection of essays and fiction about the issues facing North American at the end of the 20th century.  Anybody living in this day and age needs this book." --Cyber-Psychos A.O. D.

"This book analyzes how we North Americans live in the most affluent nations on Earth, but are the poorest in soul. The contributing writers expose our culture for what it is: a media-controlled fishbowl." --Maximum Rock'n'Roll

From the Back Cover

This provocative collection of essays, short fiction, and artwork by both Americans and Canadians confronts the issues facing North America at the end of the 20th century.  From Martha Allard bringing Christmas to a crack house to Jello Biafra's solution to deforestation and pollution; from Mark Lo's meditation on ethnic identity to Deborah Jaffe's fantasy of domination and control; from confronting homophobia to dodging drive-by shootings to the human need to form tribes: these authors demand freedom of thought, freedom to speak, and freedom to choose their own identities.

More About the Author

Loren Rhoads is the author of WISH YOU WERE HERE: ADVENTURES IN CEMETERY TRAVEL, co-author (with Brian Thomas) of the novel AS ABOVE, SO BELOW, and editor of THE HAUNTED MANSION PROJECT: YEAR TWO.

Out later this year will be THIS MORBID LIFE, a memoir. She's also sold a space opera trilogy to Nightshade Books for release in 2015.

For 10 years, Loren edited the cult nonfiction magazine Morbid Curiosity. She also edited MORBID CURIOSITY CURES THE BLUES: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox and Unusual, a collection drawn from the magazine, which was published by Scribner.

Loren's latest project is CemeteryTravel.com, where she blogs about graveyards as tourist destinations. She's written gloomy travel articles for Traveler's Tales and was the cemetery columnist at Gothic.Net. Now she's studying the pioneer graveyards of the San Francisco Bay Area.

She likes long walks in the moonlight and old graveyards.

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