The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, by Edgar Allan Poe, Limited Editions Club (1929)

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), as one of the greatest and most influential of American writers, needs little introduction.  His influence on Romanticism and within the  Gothic, mystery, detective and science fiction literary genres, is tremendous. During his lifetime, he was nearly as famous for being a sharp and biting literary critic (especially his dis-like for  transcendentalism) as for being an author. He became tremendously popular in Europe in the 19th century, especially in … Continue reading The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, by Edgar Allan Poe, Limited Editions Club (1929)

Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges, Limited Editions Club (1984)

I couple weeks back I reviewed The Book of Sand, the short story masterpiece from Jorge Luis Borges, in an amazing fine press production from Nawakum Press. This got me in the mood for more from Borges, and there is no better place to turn for such then his classic short story collection Ficciones, in a 1984 edition from the Limited Editions Club (LEC). This … Continue reading Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges, Limited Editions Club (1984)

A Look at a Mix of Later Publications from the Limited Editions Club, Part 4

{Ed. Note: This is part 4 (the final part) of a series looking at a mix of Limited Edition Club (LEC) publications from the Shiff-era; an era in which the book form was elevated to an art in itself, publishing editions with no expense spared. See here for part 1, here for part 2 and here for part 3. There will be a few more Shiff era books reviewed … Continue reading A Look at a Mix of Later Publications from the Limited Editions Club, Part 4