Dreams of Ourselves

Avalon Brantley, Adam S. Cantwell, Andrew Condous, et al.

Out of print


Status Out of print
Release Date 2014
Limitation 110 copies
Size 18 × 26 cm
Pages 286
Weight 1047 g
ISBN 978-3-9816093-1-8
Edition numbered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover in illustrated dustjacket, cloth-bound, silk ribbon page marker, illustrated endpapers, colour frontispiece.


Exclusive novellas and stories by Quentin S. Crisp, Jonathan Wood, Mark Valentine, Adam S. Cantwell, Colin Insole, John Howard, Avalon Brantley, Damian Murphy, Rhys Hughes, Andrew Condous and DP Watt!

All stories are published under Pessoa heteronyms, chosen by the authors themselves. In other words, you will have to guess which story is written by Quentin Crisp and which by Colin Insole, for example.

For those not in mood of playing games, at the end of the book there is a sealed black envelope. You open it and inside you will find the key to the puzzle, a page of fine paper with the real names of the writers and their stories.

“That Nothing Human Scorn” by Raphael Baldaya

“Petseta” by Sebastian Knight

“We Are All Words” by Burton Donald-Wickham Hallam

“The Apostatical Ascetic” by Alexander Search

“A Body of Nostalgia with a Soul of Foam” by Unknown

“Le Panopticon de le Chevalier de Pas” by Chevalier de Pas

“Mr. S and Doctor S.” by Horace James Faber

“The Man We All Imagined I Might Have Been” by Emmanuel Golding

“A Sea Sorrow in Triptych” by A.A. Crosse

“The Sublime Voyage of Ariana Aragão” by Efbeedee Pasha

“Under Different Stars” by Navas

The book features stunning artwork by Richard Skelton of Corbel Stone Press!

Adolph Moscow

About Avalon Brantley

Avalon Brantley (✝ 2017) published three books so far with Zagava: “Aornos” (re–edition 2019), “Descended Suns Resuscitate” and "The House of Silence".

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About D.P. Watt

D. P. Watt is one of the most highly esteemed authors of weird fiction writing today - „somewhere between E. T. A. Hoffmann, Nabokov and Ligotti“, according to Charles Schneider's characterization of his work. Apart from many essays he has written more than ninety short stories and novellas which have been published in six collections, among them An Emporium of Automata (Ex Occidente, 2010; Eibonvale, 2013), The Phantasmagorical Imperative (Egaeus, 2014; The Interlude House, 2015), Almost Insentient, Almost Divine (Undertow, 2016), and Petals and Violins (Tartarus, 2019).

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About Jonathan Wood

Jonathan Wood lives in London and is the proprietor of the Arbor Vitae Press and has written and published a clutch of sought-after small press works, including 6 issues of the esoteric literary journal Through the Woods as well as four volumes of poetry by award-winning Anglo-Welsh poet, Nigel Humphreys. His own fiction has been extensively published by Zagava,  Ex Occidente/Mount Abraxas, Raphus and Egaeus as well as literary articles for the Private Libraries Association and Tartarus Press. He is an inveterate book collector and an occasional book dealer, specialising in the obscure by-ways of literature, shadowing the London rare …

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