Malpertuis cover image, Malpertuis. Jean Ray. Atlas Anti-Classics 5. Translated and Introduced by Iain White. ISBN 0 98 8 pp 19 x 17cm, out of print. Jean Ray’s novel Malpertuis is a strange little book indeed. It’s not immediately obvious wherein lies the strangeness, but don’t despair. Malpertuis by Jean Ray – book cover, description, publication history.

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Perhaps Euryale least of all, but he cannot help but jen the extraordinary fascination she exerts. Here’s a few brief samples: You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Dec 12, Jason rated it really liked it. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. No trivia or quizzes yet. Hence the dream-like Symbolist style, as gods are really nothing more than symbols of forces anyway.


The techniques of H. All the plots are about a house named Malpertuis. See the other authors section. M This book was written in by “Jean Ray” the best-known pseudonym among the many used by Raymundus Joannes de Kremer 8 July — 17 September That’s all I can say without spoiling it.

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Certainly didn’t merit the Lovecraft comparisons in terms of creepiness. No current Talk conversations about this book. He also has a number of somewhat mediocre but better than average horror stories.

Atlas Press Anti-Classics – Malpertuis – Jean Ray

I was just expecting something more brilliant and experimental, but this was entertaining enough, and I learned a couple new words. I recommend it highly. For more malpetuis see the Common Knowledge help page.

Mal;ertuis story is told from the point of view of a young man, Jean-Jacques. Jan 23, Jeff rated it it was amazing. They’ve forgotten who they once were all malpertuuis — well, most of them anyway.

Edit to localize it to your language. View all 4 comments. But no doubt best not to try Jean Ray goes out of his way describing it’s gothic features. This book does take chances though — the ultimate explanation is pretty over-the-top and wild, but the novel is so imaginative I let it off the hook for this.

Jan 20, Sirensongs rated it it was amazing.

I was totally satisfied. These are familiar ingredients for a Gothic novel, but something far more strange and disconcerting is taking place within the walls of Malpertuis as the relatives gather for the impending death of Uncle Cassave. And I am certainly inclined to read some more of his work if I can find it.


It’s quite unique, in some ways I can’t say I’ve read anything quite like it. They encounter a fellow mariner who does not seem to belong to their own time. Malpertuis certainly has elements of the gothic, of the surreal, of the decadent, and of what Americans were starting to call weird fiction. In fact they are none of these things but neither are malperruis quite human. Recommended to Nate D by: In the denouement we find out jran has actually been happening, and who these strange characters really are, and it is a fascinating revelation.

The patriarch of the house of Malpertuis, Uncle Cassave is dying. The Harry Dickson stories are admired by the film director Alain Resnais among others. The publisher agreed, provided only that each story be about the same length as the original, and match the book’s cover illustration.