Reading, Short And Deep #173 – The Sleeper by Edgar Allan Poe

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Reading, Short And DeepReading, Short And Deep #173

Eric S. Rabkin and Jesse Willis discuss The Sleeper by Edgar Allan Poe

Here’s a link to a PDF of the poem.

The Sleeper was first published as “Irene” in the 1831, we are reading it from an 1842 edition from The Poets And Poetry Of America.

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Reading, Short And Deep #162 – To Helen by Edgar Allan Poe

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Reading, Short And DeepReading, Short And Deep #162

Eric S. Rabkin and Jesse Willis discuss To Helen by Edgar Allan Poe

Here’s a link to a PDF of the poem.

To Helen was first published in the 1831 collection Poems Of Edgar A. Poe.

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Reading, Short And Deep #044 – The Mansion Of Forgetfulness by Don Mark Lemon

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Reading, Short And DeepReading, Short And Deep #044

Eric S. Rabkin and Jesse Willis discuss The Mansion Of Forgetfulness by Don Mark Lemon

Here’s a link to a PDF of the story.

The Mansion Of Forgetfulness was first published in The Black Cat, April 1907.

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The Chaser by John Collier

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The Chaser by John Collier

John Collier’s modern fairy tale, The Chaser, was adapted as an episode of the first season of the original The Twilight Zone. And now the story has just been narrated for Tom Elliot’s The Twilight Zone Podcast.

The Twilight Zone PodcastThe Chaser
By John Collier; Read by Danny Davis
1 |MP3| – Approx. 11 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: The Twilight Zone Podcast
Podcast: March 18, 2013
Alan, a lovelorn man, desperate for the object of his affections to return them, visits a queer chemist for a solution. First published in The New Yorker, December 28, 1940.

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Here is a |PDF| of the story, and here is another |PDF|.

And here’s The Twilight Zone adaptation:

The story also inspired a Tales From The Crypt story, in issue 25:

Tales From The Crypt #25

That, in turn, was adapted for the television series, using the same name:

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The SFFaudio Podcast #188 – The Queen Of The Black Coast AUDIO DRAMA

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The SFFaudio PodcastBrokenSea Audio Productions ConanThe SFFaudio Podcast #188 – First podcast in 2008, in seven separate installments, here it is, the legendary, unconquerable epic that they didn’t want you to hear. It’s back, stronger, and wholly united into one massive adventure … the mighty BrokenSea Audio Productions adaptation of The Queen Of The Black Coast by Robert E. Howard!

Buscema, Look At Me

Buscema, It's Been A Good Life

Hugh Rankin illustration from Weird Tales

Buscema, My Heart Bleeds For You

Gerald Brom, And Their Memory Was A Bitter Tree

Buscema, Death On The Black Coast

Buscema, Shut Up Please

Ad for Queen Of The Black Coast by Robert E. Howard from Weird Tales, April 1934

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The Heathen by Jack London

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Here’s a terrifically interesting story of romantic adventure, and love, between two very heterosexual men.

Did I mention they are heterosexual?

Well they are.

They have wives!

That’s all there is to it.

The Heathen interweaves Jack London’s racist ideas with his experiences as a sailor to make a truly he-manish tale of two macho sailors who form an unbreakable seventeen-year bond after being shipwrecked in the South Pacific. This is manly beefcake Jack London from 1910, working the blood and breed obsessed vein of fiction and friendship that Robert E. Howard did so masterfully in stories like Queen Of The Black Coast and Hills Of The Dead.

Unfortunately, the version that my good friend Gregg Margarite read for LibriVox, a couple years back, was abridged (or perhaps sanitized) – the PDF version below includes a couple of extra lines here, there, and at the end. Important lines. It also includes more swearing.

Damn those abridgers and sanitizers.

Gregg is dead.

I’m confident he’d have wanted to have read the unsanitized and unabridged original had it been available.

The Heathen by Jack London

The Heathen by Jack London - illustration by Anton Fischer

LibriVoxThe Heathen
By Jack London; Read by Gregg Margarite
1 |MP3| – Approx. 46 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: December 3, 2009
First published in Everybody’s Magazine, August 1910.

Here’s a beautiful |PDF| made from a scan of the magazine.

Here are the rest of the terrific illustrations by Anton Fischer:

The Heathen by Jack London - illustrated by Anton Fischer
The Heathen by Jack London - illustrated by Anton Fischer
The Heathen by Jack London - illustrated by Anton Fischer

Posted by Jesse Willis