David Tibet

Founder of the long running cult band Current 93, David Tibet is widely known as an artist and songwriter. His song cycles present a rich vein of ethereal imagery, arcane reference, and the supernatural, creating their own sound-worlds of heartfelt and mysterious poignancy.

  • There is a Graveyard That Dwells in Man

    There is a Graveyard That Dwells in Man

    More Strange Fiction and Hallucinatory Tales

    David Tibet

    A compendium of strange fiction and hallucinatory tales by both renowned innovators of the weird and little-known scribes of the macabre.

    An arcane compendium of strange fiction and hallucinatory tales, There Is a Graveyard That Dwells in Man collects chilling stories by renowned innovators of the weird and by many little-known and underrepresented or forgotten scribes of the macabre. Selected by artist, writer, and musician David Tibet, this widely-sourced collection of supernatural rarities continues the bibliographic archaeology initiated with The Moons At Your Door (Strange Attractor Press, 2016), offering lyrical portals into worlds of strange beauty, elegant unease, and creeping decadence. Authors include Lady Dilke, Edna Underwood, Thomas Ligotti, L. P. Hartley, R. H. Benson, Walter de la Mare, Hugh Walpole, Colette de Curzon, L. A. Lewis, Edith Wharton,  and others. The volume also features translations from Coptic, folk songs, and other surprises. Comprehensive biographical and publication histories are provided by noted scholar of bibliographic arcana Mark Valentine. There Is a Graveyard That Dwells in Man offers an unnerving, serpentine tributary to the canon of supernatural literature.

  • Of Kings and Things

    Of Kings and Things

    Strange Tales and Decadent Poems by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock

    Eric Stanislaus Stenbock and David Tibet

    An introduction to the Decadent writer Stanislaus Eric Stenbock for the general reader, offering morbid stories, suicidal poems, and an autobiographical essay.

    Described by W. B. Yeats as a “scholar, connoisseur, drunkard, poet, pervert, most charming of men,” Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock (1860–1895) is surely the greatest exemplar of the Decadent movement of the late nineteenth century.

    A friend of Aubrey Beardsley, patron of the extraordinary pre-Raphaelite artist Simeon Solomon, and contemporary of Oscar Wilde, Stenbock died at the age of thirty-six as a result of his addiction to opium and his alcoholism, having published just three slim volumes of suicidal poetry and one collection of morbid short stories.

    Stenbock was a homosexual convert to Roman Catholicism and owner of a serpent, a toad, and a dachshund called Trixie. It was said that toward the end of his life he was accompanied everywhere by a life-size wooden doll that he believed to be his son. His poems and stories are replete with queer, supernatural, mystical, and Satanic themes; original editions of his books are highly sought by collectors of recherché literature.

    Of Kings and Things is the first introduction to Stenbock's writing for the general reader, offering fifteen stories, eight poems and one autobiographical essay by this complex figure.

  • The Moons at Your Door

    The Moons at Your Door

    An Anthology of Hallucinatory Tales

    David Tibet

    An anthology of strange fiction and hallucinatory tales that collects chilling stories by many innovators of the weird, whilst drawing attention to little-known, and shamefully underrepresented or forgotten, scribes of the macabre.

    An anthology of strange fiction and hallucinatory tales, The Moons At Your Door collects chilling stories by many innovators of the weird whilst drawing attention to little-known and shamefully underrepresented or forgotten scribes of the macabre.

    The Moons At Your Door collects over 30 tales, both familiar and unknown from:

    Robert Aickman, Algernon Blackwood, DK Broster, AM Burrage, RW Chambers, Aleister Crowley, Elizabeth Gaskell, WW Jacobs, MR James, LA Lewis, Thomas Ligotti, Arthur Machen, Guy de Maupassant, Perrault, Thomas De Quincey, Saki, Count Stenbock and HR Wakefield. The volume also includes extracts and translations by the author from Babylonian, Coptic and Biblical texts alongside poems and fairy tales.

    The book's cover features artwork by David and design by Ania Goszczyńska; the frontispiece also reproduces a painting by David.