Thursday, February 6, 2020

A New Issue of Biblio-Curiosa

Chris Mikul has published a new issue of his wonderful zine Biblio-Curiosa, devoted to unusual writers and strange books. I always enjoy these very much. This issue (#8) has articles on Dulcie Deamer and Gabriele D'Annunzio (including "A Visit to the Vittoriale"--D'Annunzio's ideal home overlooking Lake Garda in northern Italy; D'Annunzio was clearly an inspiration for Robert Aickman's novel Go Back at Once, reviewed here). Each issue of Biblio-Curiosa has numerous illustrations, of people, places, books and dust-wrappers, mostly in color. I show a scan of the cover of the new issue below, along with a listing of the contents. Ordering information can be gotten directly from Chris Mikul at chris.mikul88 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Biblio-Curiosa [#8 (2020)] (Chris Mikul, 44pp, digest s/s)
2 · “The Devil's Saint” by Dulcie Deamer · Chris Mikul · ar [Dulcie Deamer]
12 · The Seductions of Gabriele D'Annunzo · Chris Mikul · ar [Gabriele D'Annunzio]
26 · A Visit to the Vittoriale · Chris Mikul · ar [Gabriele D'Annunzio]
32 · "The Human Bat" and "The Human Bat v the Robot Gangster" by Edward R. Home-Gall · Chris Mikul · ar [Edward R. Home-Gall]
38 · "Malombra" by Antonio Fogazzaro · Chris Mikul · ar [Antonio Fogazzaro]

The contents of the previous issues are listed in the FictionMags Index here.