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The Dark Descent, Vol 1: The Color of Evil

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La evolución de la literatura de terror tal como se manifiesta en las obras más representativas de los maestros del género.
Esta antología seleccionada por David G. Hartwell aporta el testimonio irrefutable de que la ficción de horror ocupa un espacio sobresaliente en la literatura contemporánea.
491 pages
Published 1991 by Grafton (first published January 1st 1987)
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-Antología conceptualmente interesante y con contenidos irregulares.-

Género. Relatos.

Lo que nos cuenta. Recopilación de relatos seleccionados por David Hartwell, responsable también de la introducción en la que defiende la tesis de que la evolución del terror en la literatura puede llevar a diferenciar tres tipos de corrientes, una que a través de lo sobrenatural trata de proponer alegorías morales, otra que se basa en perturbaciones de la psique y metáforas del mal, y por último otra que juega
Todo amante del terror como lector o que quiera escribir del tema, o no solo eso, me atervería a decir que cualquier lector de cualquier género, debe leer en algún momento un recopilatorio de los Mejores relatos del momento. Este de Martínez Roca ya tiene unos añitos, pero es imprescindible para saber de dónde venimos.
A collection of some of the best horror stories of all time. Hartwell set himself up for a fall, taking a scholarly approach to the genre and selecting what are, for him, the cream of the crop, but I think he does well. There are a lot of unusual stories here, quite a few of them unknown, and it's far from the bland, anthologised-to-death collection I was dreading.

Things inevitably kick off with Stephen King. THE REACH is an atypical piece of writing, a subtle ghost story more about realism than
Alexis Neal
I confess, I approached this collection with a skeptical eye. In my mind, the horror genre is composed of slashers and gore and torture porn--disgusting descriptions that repulse the discriminating reader while scintillating the low-brow Philistine who wants nothing more than to leer eagerly at ever more graphic tales of death and dismemberment. It seems I may have been mistaken. Certainly, every genre has its slums--after all, libraries are full of terrible science fiction, lurid overwrought ro ...more
Jun 30, 2012 John marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing anthology. Literally a textbook demonstrating the evolution of horror fiction; it is a great introduction to the genera and many authors whom you might not otherwise hear of. Stephen King is in evidence here, Clive Barker and Shirley Jackson (LOVE Shirley Jackson) but so are too many others not so well known. These were the architects of the genera, pulp authors of mostly short fiction. The editor's introspection (and the thesis for the collection) is an interesting meditation on ...more
Un recopilatorio de relatos contemporaneos que encontré regular, con buenos relatos y otros más flojos.
Me lo leí por partes a lo largo de casi un año.
Un libro de formato un punto demasido grande per llevarlo encima...
Adam Rusic
Bar none, the best horror anthology I've read--and I've read plenty. Hartwell's selection of tales is sublime, pulling together classics and hidden gems.
A collection of short horror stories from such aurthors as H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King.
The Color of Evil (Dark Descent) by David G. Hartwell (1991)
Excellent mix of old and newer horror stories.
Brian Sammons
One hell of a great collection.
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David Geddes Hartwell (born July 10, 1941) is an American editor of science fiction and fantasy. He has worked for Signet (1971-1973), Berkley Putnam (1973-1978), Pocket (where he founded the Timescape imprint, 1978-1983, and created the Pocket Books Star Trek publishing line), and Tor (where he spearheaded Tor's Canadian publishing initiative, and was also influential in bringing many Australian ...more
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