Any fans of this madman out here? I just finished reading Heartsnatcher and loved the shit out of it. Any of his other works worth checking out? Any authors similar to him?
Haven't read anything by him, but I recently became aware of him via noise/sometimes music group "Nurse with Wound".
For their first few albums circa 1980, Nurse with Wound were inspired by various surrealists and other earlier noise-makers, and they (mostly Steven Stapleton) dedicated their first few albums to their inspirations. NWW's fourth album "Insect and Individual Silenced", a particularly harsh listen, was dedicated to Vian in the liner notes.
In fact, I've been looking for other work which inspired/was variously "dedicated to", by early NWW. Their first album's title "Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella" was apparently a passage taken from the Comte de Lautremont's (pen name of one Ducasse) work whose name I forget Songs of Maldoror or similar, which was supposed to have been massively influential to the literary Surrealists, Dali, and so on.
A later track's prose narration is purportedly taken from the Nobel-Prize winning Harold Pinter's "The Examination". A British nobel-prize winning author and I haven't been able to locate a single book in a shop. I'm going to go out now and try another.
Froth on the Daydream is beautiful. It's the only book of his I've ever been able to find, down under.
Can you remember any of the titles, or the general jists?