O'Sullivan: Master of the Fallen Years
May 7, 2012 11:29 AM Subscribe
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"As the Nazis approached Paris, the American Colony broke camp & abandoned the city like rats from a sinking ship. Behind them they left a frail, elderly, impoverished, homeless Irish-American who, as a young man, had been an heir to wealth, a close friend to Beardsley & Wilde, & the only important American in the 1890s Aesthetic movement of England & France. He was Vincent O'Sullivan
, one of the world's great authors of horror fiction..."
O'Sullivan's works online:
-The Good Girl
(Reckoned by the admittedly idiosyncratic John Cowper Powys
to be the 97th Best Book ever
-A Book of Bargains
-The Houses of Sin
-"Master of Fallen Years"
-"On the Kind of Fiction Called Morbid"
Decadent Prose Poem Monologues:
-The Green Window
(The quoted article is from Jessica Amanda Salmonson's
fantastic series of weird fiction essays
, last seen on Metafilter in 2003