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About E. B. Hudspeth
Eric was raised in Colorado but lived in several states throughout the U.S. while growing up. He worked as a snow and ice sculptor for nearly ten years, always writing and painting. His love for the arts led him all over the country and eventually to Pietrasanta, Italy where he worked as a marble sculptor. While in Italy, working on anatomy designs of impossible beings, he created the beginnings of what has become The Resurrectionist. Now living in New Jersey with his wife and two children, Eric continues to work as a professional artist. You can learn more about the book by visiting these websites:
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Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs—were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind?
The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts—dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus—all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.
"Il codice delle creature estinte" contiene due straordinarie opere in una. La prima è costituita dalla biografia immaginaria del dottor Spencer Black, a partire dall’infanzia trascorsa a riesumare cadaveri, passando per l’apprendistato in medicina e i viaggi al seguito di un circo, fino alla misteriosa scomparsa sulla soglia della vecchiaia. La seconda è il capolavoro di Black, il "Codex Extinctorum Animalium", uno studio sugli animali leggendari – draghi, centauri, fauni e altri ancora – tutti rappresentati attraverso dettagliate tavole anatomiche. Basterà osservare una di queste illustrazioni per rendersi conto che si tratta dell’opera di un folle.
Questo libro racconta la sua storia.