You Are A Grim, Italian HeroLast April, I wrote a guest post on the Grimdark genre's roots (1930-and-1980). I was just notified that the post was translated and reposted this month! Like dark fantasy? Check out a perspective highlighting Clark Ashton Smith and Fighting Fantasy.
Original Guest Post in English, thanks to an invitation by Francesco La Manno:
2015-April "You-are-grim-hero" Post on Panopticonitalia-Hyperborea Blog
Now in Italian, thanks to Alessandro Iascy:
Nov-25th 2015 - Blog Post translated into Italian!
Why & How to Read The Zothique Tales:
· It's an Aficionado’s duty – know the origins of Sword & Sorcery and Grimdark
· Short Stories – won’t consume much time
· The stories are awesomely Grimdark
· Free – available online thanks to Eldritchdark, a fan website run with permission from CAS’s family. The Zothique tales are ordered as they appear in Necrocomicon’s Press 1995 printing of “Clark Ashton Smith’s Tales of Zothique” edited by Will Murray and Steve Behrends (i.e., chronological order of publication). A great review of these was shared by author Ryan Harvey on Blackgate:
12- Shapes of Adamant- fragment circa 1935 (fragment)
17- Zothique - poem
19- Mandor's Enemy - fragment (fragment)