Worming the HarpyWorming the Harpy and other Bitter Pills
by Rhys Hughes

Afterword by E.F. Bleiler

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ISBN 978-1-905784-31-8

Tartarus Press, 2011; 231 pp.; First Printing

Imagine (if you dare) a whimsical marriage of Lord Dunsany and S.J. Perelman, and you have something approaching the tales of Rhys Hughes, filled with gaudy colour, slapstick, puns, fantastic creatures, and the occasional unexpected chill. Hughes' world is a magical one - and his language if the most magical thing of all. - Ted Klein, author of The Ceremonies

The tales contained within Worming the Harpy and other Bitter Pills are set in a surreal world of nightmares all too closely identifiable with real life. If The Cabinet of Dr Caligari was retouched by Ralph Steadman, with The Rolling Stones 'Sympathy for the Devil' as a soundtrack, you would have only the slightest inkling of the scintillating and horrific world conjured by Rhys Hughes. For too long out of print, we are pleased to make this collection available once again, now in paperback.

As E.F. Bleiler states in his Afterword: "What do I like about Rhys Hughes's work? Fun. Hughes sees and precipitates in words the latent humour in almost anything."

CONTENTS:
Cat o' Nine Tales
Worming the Harpy
The Falling Star
Quasimodulus
The Good News Grimoire
The Forest Chapel Bell
Flintlock Jaw
Velocity Oranges
A Carpet Seldom Found
The Chimney
One Man's Meat
The Man Who Mistook His Wife's Hat for the Mad Hatter's Wife
Cello I Love You
What To Do When the Devil Comes Round For Tea
Arquebus for Harlequin
Éclair de Lune
Grinding the Goblin
Afterword by E.F. Bleiler

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