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Ranpo Edogawa’s short stories have changed throughout the years – he started from detective fiction in style of Arthur Conan Doyle or Agatha Christie, only to move on to more creepy tales similar to those of Edgar Allan Poe (he borrowed his pen name from Poe – Edogawa Ranpo pronounced quickly sounds almost as Edgar Allan Poe). In his later years, Ranpo preffered to shock and freak out rather than solve mysteries. Together with translator Dariusz Latoś, we have chosen stories that perfectly present different faces to Edogawa.
The preface was written by Andrzej Świrkowski, scholar at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, who studied Edogawa’s body work and is perhaps the only “ranpologist” in Poland.
Similarly to our previous books, we have decided to work with Japanese artist for the cover art. Our choice seemed very natural: Suehiro Maruo, the acclaimed manga artist and painter with his own distinctive style often described as eruguro (erotic grotesque). Suehiro Maruo made his own comics based on Edogawa’s prose – one shot from his version of “Gąsienica” (The Caterpillar) graces our book cover.