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The Blood Delirium: The Vampire in 19th Century European Literature

November 29, 2014

 

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‘R J Dent’s translations are fresh with an exciting raw sexual edge…’ (Candice Black)

 

The Blood Delirium is a definitive collection of 19th century European literature in which the vampire or vampirism – both embodied and atmospheric – is featured or evoked. Twenty-three seminal works by classic European authors, covering the whole of that delirious period from Gothic and Romantic, through Symbolism and Decadence to proto-Surrealism and beyond, in a single volume charged with sex, blood and horror.

 

The Blood Delirium contains a detailed introduction (by editor Candice Black) which not only examines these texts and their meaning, but which also charts the literary and cultural climate in which the new cult of the vampire was allowed to flourish.

 

The Blood Delirium includes texts by Bram Stoker, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Oscar Wilde, J.M. Rymer, Charles Baudelaire, Le Comte de Lautréamont, Paul Féval, Maurice Rollinat, Guy de Maupassant, Count Stenbock, Jean Lorrain, Théophile Gautier, Charles Nodier, John Polidori, J.K. Huysmans, Charlotte Brontë, Ivan Turgenev, Jan Neruda, Augustus Hare, Cyprien Berard and Léon Bloy.

 

Several of the texts in The Blood Delirium are translated by R J Dent into English for the very first time, including those by Cyprien Bérard, Paul Féval, and Maurice Rollinat.

 

 

The Blood Delirium is the definitive collection for literate vampire-lovers.

 

The Blood Delirium is available from:

 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Blood-Delirium-European-Literature/dp/0983884285

 

or from:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Delirium-The-Candice-Black/dp/0983884285

 

 

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In R J Dent’s Library – J.D. Salinger

October 14, 2013

A look in R J Dent’s library at the short stories and novels of reclusive author J.D. Salinger

(and a look at To Die For, the novel written by Salinger’s former partner, Joyce Maynard).

 

 

In R J Dent’s Library – J.D. Salinger

 

Text (c) R J Dent (2013)

Film (c) R J Dent (2013)

 

 

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In R J Dent’s Library – Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron

October 11, 2013

A look in R J Dent’s library at a 14th Century Italian literary masterpiece – Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron:

In R J Dent’s Library – Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron

Text (c) R J Dent (2013)

Film (c) R J Dent (2013)

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Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror translated by R J Dent

October 10, 2013
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Le Comte de Lautréamont’s seminal classic, The Songs of Maldoror (Les Chants de Maldoror) is now available in R J Dent’s modern English translation:

 

 

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Here is the Independent’s review of The Songs of Maldoror:

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/book-of-a-lifetime-les-chants-de-maldoror-by-the-comte-de-lautr-amont-1632973.html

 

 

R J Dent discusses his translation of Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror:

 

 

 

 

‘Lautréamont’s Songs of Maldoror [is] the black bible… almost the basic dream text of surrealism.’ J G Ballard 

 

 

R J Dent reads an extract from his translation of Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror:

 

 

 

 

The Songs of Maldoror is an enigma of redoubtable power.’ Jacques Derrida

 

 

A promotional book trailer for R J Dent’s modern English translation of Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror:

 

 

 

 

The Songs of Maldoror is ‘the expression of a revelation so complete it seems to exceed human potential.’ André Breton

 

 

R J Dent’s translation of The Songs of Maldoror is available from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Songs-Maldoror-Solar-Nocturnal/dp/0982046480

 

 

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In R J Dent’s Library – Oscar Wilde

October 8, 2013

A look in R J Dent’s library at the poems, essays, short stories, letters, plays and novel by the decadent creator of The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde:

 

 

In R J Dent’s Library – Oscar Wilde

 

Text (c) R J Dent (2013)

Film (c) R J Dent (2013)

 

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Charles Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil translated by R J Dent

October 7, 2013

 

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Charles Baudelaire’s seminal classic, The Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal) is now available in R J Dent’s modern English translation:

 

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R J Dent discusses his translation of Charles Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil:

 

 

R J Dent reads ‘I give you these verses…’ from his translation of Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil:

 

 

A promotional book trailer for R J Dent’s modern English translation of Charles Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil:

 

 

 

R J Dent’s translation of The Flowers of Evil is available from the University of Chicago Press:

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/F/bo10734555.html

and from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flowers-Evil-Artificial-Paradise-Nocturnal/dp/0979984777/ref=la_B0034Q3RD4_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381152776&sr=1-2

 

 

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Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments translated by R J Dent

October 7, 2013

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R J Dent’s English translation of the ancient Greek Poems & Fragments of Alcaeus is now available in paperback and e-book formats.

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R J Dent discusses the inspiration behind his translation of Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments:

R J Dent reads ‘The North Wind’ from Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments:

R J Dent reads ‘To be weighed down…’ from Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments:

A promotional book trailer for Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments, translated into modern English by R J Dent:

Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments is available from Circaidy Gregory Press:

http://www.circaidygregory.co.uk/alcaeus.htm

and from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alcaeus-Fragments-R-J-Dent/dp/1906451532/ref=la_B0034Q3RD4_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381150009&sr=1-3

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25 Books That Made a Difference

June 14, 2008



by R J Dent


The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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The Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson

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Crash by J G Ballard

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Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

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The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

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Patron Saint of Eyeliner by Jeremy Reed

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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Justine by Marquis de Sade

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Ice by Anna Kavan

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The Cornelius Chronicles by Michael Moorcock

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The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas

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Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

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Antonin Artaud: Blows and Bombs by Stephen Barber

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The Tempest by William Shakespeare

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The Book of Revelation by Rupert Thomson

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The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

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Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

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Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

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The Trial by Franz Kafka

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The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

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© R J Dent (2009)

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