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Evenson, Brian 1966-

Works: 121 works in 321 publications in 4 languages and 9,821 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Science fiction  History  Horror fiction  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Librettist, Contributor
Classifications: PS3555.V326, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Brian Evenson
Most widely held works by Brian Evenson
Understanding Robert Coover by Brian Evenson( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American short-story writers since World War II by Patrick Meanor( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide career biographies of thirty-three American short story writers active in the post-World War II era; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography. Includes a cumulative index
Ed vs. Yummy fur : or, what happens when a serial comic becomes a graphic novel by Brian Evenson( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A smart and passionate exegesis of Chester Brown's seminal comic book, Yummy Fur
Immobility by Brian Evenson( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A post-apocalyptic thriller follows the experiences of a man who wakes up paralyzed with no memory of his life and who is urged by people who say they know him to reclaim a critical object and return to a frozen state before time runs out
The open curtain : a novel by Brian Evenson( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and French and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Rudd, a troubled teenager, embarks on a school research project, he runs across a series of articles in the 1902 New York Times chronicling a vicious murder committed by the grandson of Brigham Young and involving the secret Mormon ritual of blood sacrifice. Along with his newly discovered half-brother, Rudd becomes swept up in the psychological and atavistic effects of this violent, antique ritual. As the past and the present become an increasingly tangled knot, Rudd is found at the scene of a multiple murder with minor injuries and few memories. Lyndi, the daughter of the victims, tries to help Rudd piece together his memory and together they forge a bond unique to survivors of terrible tragedy. Desperate to protect Lyndi but still caught in a web of secrecy and confusion, Rudd short-circuits their Mormon wedding ceremony, plunging them both deeper into the violent past by giving himself and Lyndi new secret names--names that match the killer and the victim of the 100-year-old murder."--Publisher's website
The Lords of Salem by Rob( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The chilling first novel from mind-bending horror auteur Rob Zombie, THE LORDS OF SALEM is a terrifying plunge into a nightmarish world where evil runs in the blood."--Provided by publisher
Julio's day by Gilbert Hernandez( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel that begins in the year 1900, with the scream of a newborn, and ends, 100 pages later, in the year 2000, with the death rattle of a 100-year-old man. The infant and the old man are both Julio, in a story in which elliptical, emotional narrative traces one life--indeed, one century in a human life--through a series of vignettes touching on most of the major events that shaped the 20th century
A collapse of horses : stories by Brian Evenson( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stuffed bear's heart beats with the rhythm of a dead baby; Reno keeps receding to the east no matter how far you drive; and in a mine on another planet, the dust won't stop seeping in. In these stories, Brian Evenson unsettles us with the everyday and the extraordinary--the terror of living with the knowledge of all we cannot know
The best American science fiction and fantasy, 2017( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of the best science fiction and fantasy short stories written during 2016
Windeye : stories by Brian Evenson( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects short stories of people losing touch with reality or for whom reality has become frightening, dark, and unsettling
Last days by Brian Evenson( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forcibly recruited into an underground religious cult in order to solve a murder, a detective weaves through a maze of lies, threats, and misinformation involving stakes that are much higher than he anticipated
Radiant terminus by Antoine Volodine( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most patently sci-fi work of Antoine Volodine's to be translated into English, Radiant Terminus takes place in a Tarkovskian landscape after the fall of the Second Soviet Union. Most of humanity has been destroyed thanks to a number of nuclear meltdowns, but a few communes remain, including one run by Solovyei, a psychotic father with the ability to invade people's dreams--including those of his daughters--and torment them for thousands of years. When a group of damaged individuals seek safety from this nuclear winter in Solovyei's commune, a plot develops to overthrow him, end his reign of mental abuse, and restore humanity. Fantastical, unsettling, and occasionally funny, Radiant Terminus is a key entry in Volodine's epic literary project that--with its broad landscape, ambitious vision, and interlocking characters and ideas--calls to mind the best of David Mitchell"--
Fugue state : stories by Brian Evenson( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian Evenson's hallucinatory and darkly comic stories of paranoia, pursuit, sensory deprivation, amnesia, and retribution rattle the cages of the psyche and peer into the gaping moral chasm that opens when we become estranged from ourselves. From sadistic bosses with secret fears to a woman trapped in a mime's imaginary box, and from a post-apocalyptic misidentified Messiah to unwitting portraitists of the dead, the mind-bending world of Evenson exposes the horror contained within our daily lives
Altmann's tongue : stories and a novella by Brian Evenson( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and French and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these gruesome tales bystanders are slaughtered for giving wrong directions, people hire their friends to kill them and fathers bury daughters when the mothers aren't looking. In Stung a mother seduces her son after he kills his stepfather, Killing Cats is about a cat-killing spree and in the title story a character suggests eating the tongue of a slain man
Mountain R by Jacques Jouet( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The president of the Republican Council, wanting to "do something big," proposes building a 1,500-meter-high mountain as a monument to the nation's greatness. Employing political double-talk at its worst, the president convinces the Council to proceed with this insane, grandiose plan by heralding its hoped-for benefits: the project will reduce unemployment, attract hordes of tourists, solve the problem of garbage (the filler for this artificial mountain), and increase revenue by licensing the idea to other countries." "Told in three distinct parts and from three different points of view, Mountain R records the disasters that result from political corruption and manipulative leaders."--Jacket
Father of lies : a novel by Brian Evenson( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and French and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a provost from the Corporation of the Blood of the Lamb, a religious group, is discovered to be a pedophile, the group launches a cover-up. A look at the way religious bodies soil their hands in furthering the cause of supposed righteousness. A first novel
Donogoo-Tonka, or, The miracles of science : a cinematographic tale by Jules Romains( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donogoo-Tonka or The Miracles of Science, a mock film scenario written by the French novelist Jules Romains, was first published in book form in 1920. Although translated into several languages when it initially appeared and later reinterpreted by Romains for the stage, the original has never been translated into English." "The satirical plot concerns a famous geographer whose academic career is about to be derailed by the revelation that the South American city of Donogoo-Tonka, about which he has written, was nothing more than a fiction of his creation. Through a hilarious sequence of events, a suicidal young man finds a new mission in life by undertaking to found the fictional city, thereby redeeming the error and reputation of the professor. A clever and unscrupulous publicity campaign stirs interest in Donogoo-Tonka all over the globe and leads a wave of adventurers to the hinterlands of Brazil. Upon discovering that the city's existence is a hoax, the would be pioneers have nothing to do but actually build a city there. In an ironic turn of events, the city itself and the reputation of its "founders" flourish, raising provocative questions about scientific knowledge and historical causality." "A highly original contribution to avant-garde poetics, beautifully translated by Brian Evenson, the novel makes innovative use of boxed "intertitles," a graphic device that influenced period writers and filmmakers. Joan Ockman's afterword, accompanied by more than two dozen illustrations, places Donogoo-Tonka into a rich historical context, delving into questions of urban geography, the early relations between literature and cinema, and Romains's forgotten philosophy of unanimism."--BOOK JACKET
Prisoner of the vampires of Mars by Gustave Le Rouge( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Darvel, a young and penniless French engineer at the turn of the twentieth century, is an amateur astronomer obsessed with the planet Mars. Transported by a combination of science and psychic powers to Mars, Robert must navigate the dangers of the Red Planet while trying to return to his fianc©♭e on Earth. Through his travels, we discover that Mars can not only support life but is also home to three different types of vampires. This riveting combination of science fiction and the adventure story provides a vivid depiction of an imagined Mars and its strange, unearthly creatures who might be closer to earthly humans than we would care to believe. Originally published in French as two separate volumes, translated as The Prisoner of the Planet Mars (1908) and The War of the Vampires (1909), this vintage work is available to English-language audiences unabridged for the first time and masterfully translated by David Beus and Brian Evenson
Red haze = Nuage rouge by Christian Gailly( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a tale told deftly by the brilliant French minimalist Christian Gailly. It is a story at once spare and mysteriously complex, complicated by the ever odder perspective of the narrator as the details accumulate. Lucien, the narrotor's friend, is a rake, a womanizer who womanizes once too often and loses his offending member to his latest conquest. As the narrator's interest in the mutilated man and the vengeful woman grows into an obsession, Red haze becomes an unsettling story of how closely intertwined love and hatred, passion and cruelty can be."--Cover
The wavering knife by Brian Evenson( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American short-story writers since World War IIThe open curtain : a novelLast daysFugue state : storiesAltmann's tongue : stories and a novellaMountain RFather of lies : a novelDonogoo-Tonka, or, The miracles of science : a cinematographic tale
Alternative Names

controlled identityEvenson, B. K., 1966-

Brian Evenson Amerikaans romanschrijver

Brian Evenson écrivain américain

Brian Evenson escritor estadounidense

Evenskon, B. K. 1966-

Evenskon, B. K. (Brian K.), 1966-

Evenson, B. K.

Evenson, B.K. 1966-

Evenson, B. K. (Brian K.)

Evenson, Brian K.

Evenson, Brian K. 1966-

Verenson, Bjorn 1966-

에번슨, 브라이언

에븐슨, 브라이언

エヴェンソン, B. K.

エヴンソン, ブライアン


English (122)

French (9)

Japanese (3)

German (1)