The Great God Pan And The Hill Of Dreams

Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486443450
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The Great God Pan And The Hill Of Dreams from the Author: Arthur Machen. "Of creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few can hope to equal Arthur Machen."--H. P. Lovecraft Arthur Machen (1863-1947), Welsh novelist and essayist, is considered one of the most important and influential writers of his time. While displaying a preoccupation with pagan themes and matters of the occult (an interest he shared with his close friend, the distinguished scholar A. E. Waite), his writing transcends the genre of supernatural horror. Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as Paul Bowles and Jorge Luis Borges are just a few of the literary notables who are counted among his admirers. Machen is also a key figure in the development of pulp magazine fiction (e.g, Weird Tales), a line of ancestry that leads directly to today's popular graphic novels. Further, Machen's name often crops up in the writings of theorists and practitioners of psychogeography, a school of thought and literature which explores the hidden links between the landscape and the mind. In The Great God Pan, Arthur Machen delivers a tense atmospheric story about a string of mysterious suicides. With its suggestive visions of decadent sexuality, the work scandalized Victorian London. Lyrical and introspective, The Hill of Dreams established Machen as one of the great prose masters of the language. As a penetrating portrayal of the accursed artist, redolent with soulful longing and genteel decay, it ranks as a landmark work in English literature.

The Hill Of Dreams

Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635235127
Size: 11.40 MB
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The Hill Of Dreams from the Author: Arthur Machen. The Hill Of Dreams was written in the year 1907 by Arthur Machen. This book is one of the most popular novels of Arthur Machen, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Against The Crowd

Author: Alan Potts
Publisher: Aesculus Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781904328186
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Against The Crowd from the Author: Alan Potts. The methods of a modern backer. Alan Potts is a full-time professional punter, who makes a steady and lucrative income from gambling. In this book, he reveals, for the first time, the techniques and methods that consistently give him the edge over bookmakers. Anyone who bets on horses will find valuable insights on how to become - and stay - a winner.

The Literature Of Terror Volume 2

Author: David Punter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317888022
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The Literature Of Terror Volume 2 from the Author: David Punter. The Literature of Terror: the Modern Gothic is the second volume in David Punter's impressive survey of gothic writing covering over two centuries. This long awaited second edition has been expanded to take into account the latest critical research, and is now published in two volumes. Volume One covers the period from 1765 to the Edwardian age while Volume Two discusses modern gothic, starting with the 'decadent' gothic writing of Oscar Wilde and continuing through the twentieth century.

The Weird Tale

Author: S. T. Joshi
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0809531224
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The Weird Tale from the Author: S. T. Joshi. The leading critic of supernatural literature here examines the roots of the "weird tale" (as Lovecraft called it) through detailed examinations of five "founding fathers" of the genre: Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, and H.P. Lovecraft. The result is a thorough study of the art, craft, philosophy, and aesthetics of an enduring genre of fantastic literature.

Fictions Of British Decadence

Author: K. MacLeod
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230504000
Size: 42.50 MB
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Fictions Of British Decadence from the Author: K. MacLeod. Fictions of British Decadence is a fresh account of the emergence, development and legacy of fiction written in the era of Oscar Wilde. It examines a broad range of texts by a diverse array of Decadent writers, from familiar figures such as Ernest Dowson and John Davidson to lesser-known innovators such as Arthur Machen and M.P. Shiel.

Decadent Image

Author: Kostas Boyiopoulos
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074869093X
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Decadent Image from the Author: Kostas Boyiopoulos. This book examines for the first time together poems by three protagonists of the 1890s: Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, and Ernest Dowson.

Popular Literature Authorship And The Occult In Late Victorian Britain

Author: Andrew McCann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107064422
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Popular Literature Authorship And The Occult In Late Victorian Britain from the Author: Andrew McCann. A study of the representation of the occult in late-Victorian popular fiction, exploring different perceptions of authorship and creativity.

Henry Miller

Author: Robert Ferguson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571294847
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Henry Miller from the Author: Robert Ferguson. Bohemian, egoist and prophet of sensualism, Henry Miller remains to many writers and readers a literary lion. Born in Brooklyn in 1891, son of a tailor of German extraction, Miller would embrace a freewheeling existence that carried him through umpteen jobs and sexual encounters, providing rich source material for the novels he would write. Greenwich Village and Paris in the 1920s offered rich pickings, as did Miller's ten-year affair with Anais Nin. But he was 69 before Tropic of Cancer was legally published in the US and made him famous, almost 30 years from its composition and long after his peers had devoured it in contraband French editions. Robert Ferguson reveals Miller as a amalgam of vulnerability and insouciance, who endured thirty years of official opprobrium but won the respect of Orwell, T.S. Eliot and Lawrence Durrell, and readers by the thousand. 'This impressive biography [is] good, dirty fun.' Observer 'Engaging and perceptive.' Economist 'Lively and entertaining.' J.G. Ballard