Edited by means of Simon Strantzas, "Aickman's Heirs" is an anthology of odd, bizarre stories by means of glossy visionaries of strange fiction, within the milieu of Robert Aickman, the grasp of odd and ambiguous tales. Editor and writer Strantzas, a massive determine in bizarre fiction, has been hailed because the inheritor to Aickman's oeuvre, and is excellent to edit this interesting quantity. that includes all-original tales from Brian Evenson, Lisa Tuttle, John Langan, Helen Marshall, Michael Cisco, and others.
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City as superstructure, then. Actually, art is now called upon to give the city a superstructural face. Pop Art, Op Art, analyses of the city’s imageability, and esthe´tique prospective, all these things converge toward a single objective: that of dissimulating the contradictions of the contemporary city, resolving them in polyvalent images, figuratively glorifying that formal complexity which, when read with the proper parameters, proves to be nothing more than the explosion of the incurable conflicts that elude the plans of advanced capitalism.
15 There is, therefore, a profound affinity between the code of conduct connected to the experience of shock and the technique of the game of chance. “Since each operation at the machine is just as screened off from the preceding operation as a coup in a game of chance is from the one that preceded it, the drudgery of the laborer is, in its own way, a counterpart to the drudgery of the gambler. ”16 Despite the pointedness of his observations, Benjamin does not link—either in his essays on Baudelaire or in “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”—this invasion of the urban morphological structure by the modes of production with the response of the avant-garde movements to the question of the city.
Pop Art, Op Art, analyses of the city’s imageability, and esthe´tique prospective, all these things converge toward a single objective: that of dissimulating the contradictions of the contemporary city, resolving them in polyvalent images, figuratively glorifying that formal complexity which, when read with the proper parameters, proves to be nothing more than the explosion of the incurable conflicts that elude the plans of advanced capitalism. The recuperation of the concept of art is thus useful to this new task of covering up.