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Paradoxes From Hell by Thomas Ligotti (Chiroptera Press, 2022) Second Chiroptera Press Edition Paperback

Paradoxes From Hell by Thomas Ligotti (Chiroptera Press, 2022) Second Chiroptera Press Edition Paperback

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Thomas Ligotti. Paradoxes From Hell. Chiroptera Press, 2022. Paperback. 55 pages. Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies. Second Chiroptera Press Edition. Artwork and design by Jonathan Dennison. 

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Description from the publisher: "In Paradoxes from Hell, the legendary Thomas Ligotti breathes fresh life into three of his rarest pieces. 

The opening section, "I Have a Special Plan for This World," is a metaphysical poetry cycle in which its visionary protagonist is driven by his loathing of existence. His plan, which seeks no less than the unmaking of the universe itself, seeks to “envision a darkness/That was long before the dark of night/And a strangely shining light/That owed nothing to the light of day.” This remarkable piece is unveiled here for the first time since its original limited publication by Durtro in 2006. 

The second section offers up "This Degenerate Little Town," another poetry cycle likewise out of print since 2006, which represents the titular town as an allegory for human consciousness. Ligotti paints a vivid picture of a universe in endless decline, a realm where “diseased faces that gaze/Behind the glass of grimy windows” are as inescapable as the town’s “decaying ground and rotting sky.” 

The concluding sequence, "Paradoxes from Hell," is an array of prose vignettes featuring a decayed mystic, a stricken philosopher, a deranged poet, and a complete madman. Solely featured in Grimoire Magazine in 1983 and virtually unknown to most Ligotti readers, these dread-inducing yet often humorous prose reflections are a treasure trove of existential exploration."

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