Avalon Brantley, 1981 – 2017

I think the best way I can pay tribute to her is to link to my real-time reviews of her work over the last few years –

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/aornos-avalon-brantley/ (Aornos)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/descended-suns-resuscitate/ (Descended Suns Resuscitate)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/dreams-of-ourselves/  (One of the pseudonymous stories in ‘Dreams of Ourselves’)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/transcensience-by-avalon-brantley-and-lockett-hollis/ (Transcensience, a collaboration with Lockett Hollis)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/the-gift-of-the-kosmos-cometh/#comment-6384 (NOCTERNITY)

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/and-the-whore-is-this-temple/#comment-8271 (CORPUS: A MANDALA OF ANATHOMY & METAPHYSIOLOGY)


“But the books!
Take one up, reverently, and bring it to the table, like a loved-one’s body, like a bride, one who just might still be alive.”
— From her BOOKLORE article.

Rest In Peace

EDIT (8 May 2017) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/the-house-of-silence-avalon-brantley/ (The House of Silence)

EDIT (1 January 2018) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/the-scarlet-soul-stories-for-dorian-gray/ (A Little Chamber Music)

EDIT (23 May 2018) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2018/05/05/drowning-in-beauty-the-neo-decadent-anthology/#comment-12526 (Great Seizers’ Ghosts)

EDIT (19 Nov 2018) https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/infra-noir-the-literary-gazette-issue-no-1/#comment-14156 (Exposition to The House of Silence)

AORNOS – Avalon Brantley


I recently received this book, having purchased it from Ex Occidente Press.

Les Éditions de L’Oubli Bucharest MMXIII. A very aesthetic hardback shown above, 64 pages, my edition numbered 33 of 122.

My previous Ex Occidente Press reviews

My GRTR will take place in the comment stream below as and when I read each section.

I intend to make each section the material that I read between each intertextual bijou picture. This, as an example, is one such picture: