The Old Knowledge

The Old Knowledge This first collection of tales by Rosalie Parker contains eight stories that explore the uncanny in the modern world As Glen Cavaliero observes in his introduction like all good stories of the preter

  • Title: The Old Knowledge
  • Author: Rosalie Parker
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  • Page: 327
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  • This first collection of tales by Rosalie Parker contains eight stories that explore the uncanny in the modern world As Glen Cavaliero observes in his introduction, like all good stories of the preternatural, these in The Old Knowledge have a subversive effect In them, the world of logical, predictable reality is seen to be at risk from rejected modes of knowledge whiThis first collection of tales by Rosalie Parker contains eight stories that explore the uncanny in the modern world As Glen Cavaliero observes in his introduction, like all good stories of the preternatural, these in The Old Knowledge have a subversive effect In them, the world of logical, predictable reality is seen to be at risk from rejected modes of knowledge which can thwart the materialist and victimise those innocents who stumble into another order of reality In The Rain , Geraldine heads to the North for a holiday she hopes will provide a welcome break from her busy city life, only to suffer a complicated and enigmatic distortion of her usual world view The narrator of In the Garden strays into new pastures while explaining her theory of gardening In Chanctonbury Ring , the well meaning protagonist, helping a lady in distress, gets rather than he bargained for The temporary schoolteacher in The Supply Teacher elicits altruism from her class, whilst, in The Old Knowledge , a group of archaeologists called in to excavate a prehistoric round barrow have to negotiate local interventions In The Cook s Story a Gothic country house provides the setting for a modern tale of mystery.Do not expect blood and guts, wraiths or revenants these stories hold a different kind of terror Their unostentatious magic is of an insidious kind and like the protagonist of the title story, is liable to exert itself in disconcerting ways.

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  • The Old Knowledgeby Rosalie ParkerMy rating: 4 starsType of Book: short stories; uncanny fictionSimiliar Writers: Robert AickmanIts been about a month since I read this book. This is a collection of short stories, in the genre of "strange stories" that Robert Aickman wrote. The prose style of these stories, though different from Aickman's, nevertheless is pretty good. The stories in this book take place in our contemporary world of cell phones and lap top computers; they don't seem old fashioned [...]


  • "Rain" is not as tight as Aickman's best. But the disorienting shifts in perception are handled nicely, and the ending twist is exquisite."Spirit Solutions" is hilarious. It would be frustratingly open-ended (even for me); but somehow I totally approve of the ending.Update: There are usually at least a couple interpretations vying for supremacy. The archaeologists in the title story are very nicely sketched, and the sexual innuendos are sly and intriguing. The last two stories were both very ent [...]


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