The Hill Of Dreams

Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635235127
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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.

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 Works Of Arthur Machen

Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481007542
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The Works Of Arthur Machen from the Author: Arthur Machen. Decadent, perverse and unreal, the strange stories of Arthur Machen uncover a lingering, ancestral horror, distantly remembered in the language of fairy tales, pagan lore, and in the secret old games that nurses teach to children. Deeply controversial in their own time, some of Machen's stories had to wait decades to for changing social mores to permit their publication. This new collection by Lowood Press combines all of Machen's most celebrated works in one volume. Herein are his greatest short stories, including The White People, The Great God Pan, The Bowmen and The Shining Pyramid; his semi-autobiographical novel, Hill of Dreams; and the original, complete version of The Three Impostors, with its interconnecting tales of occult intrigue. An unrivaled master of sacred terror and pioneer of the weird fiction genre, Machen's work has directly influenced such notable horror writers as H. P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub, and Stephen King—but it has yet to be surpassed.

Asleep Beneath The Hill Of Dreams

Author: Chris Ransick
Publisher: Conundrum Press
ISBN: 9781938633485
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Asleep Beneath The Hill Of Dreams from the Author: Chris Ransick. Chris Ransick, appointed Denver Poet Laureate in 2006, is the author of five books: LANGUAGE FOR THE LIVING AND THE DEAD; NEVER SUMMER: POEMS FROM THIN AIR (Winner of the Colorado Book Award); A RETURN TO EMPTINESS: STORIES (Colorado Book Award finalist); LOST SONGS & LAST CHANCES; and ASLEEP BENEATH THE HILL OF DREAMS.

Morality And The Literary Imagination

Author: Gabriel R. Ricci
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412829089
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Morality And The Literary Imagination from the Author: Gabriel R. Ricci. In a letter to Boccaccio, Petrarch extolled the virtue of poetry and letters for promoting an understanding of both human nature and morals. The letter was designed to console him after hearing a prediction that he was soon to die and that he ought to renounce poetry. The prophecy came from an elder renowned for his piety, but Petrarch admonished that too often dishonesty and fraud are couched in religious sentiments. Nothing, not even death, according to Petrarch, ought to divert us from literature. For Petrarch, Virgil was the source for understanding how literary studies not only promote eloquence, but enhance morals. If anything, literature dispels the fear of death. The claims of this volume is that it may be the case that the virtuous life can be achieved by those ignorant of letters but a more direct and certain route is guaranteed by a devotion to literature. The collected works in this new volume of the Transaction series Religion and Public Life heeds Petrarch's advice that literature not only orients us to life's developmental stages, it can provide us with a more complete understanding of the human character while artfully advancing morals. To this end, Michelle Darnell's opening chapter entitled "A New Age of Reason" explains how existentialism is an argument for how literature can take on philosophical form, not as formal argument, but as persuasive narrative. Over the objections of even those who study Sartre, Darnell uses Sartre's The Age of Reason as a model and shows how his literary output was a legitimate philosophical inquiry. In addition to the Darnell piece, the volume boasts a series of outstanding and innovative works by scholars in the field. Taken together as a whole, these authors not only illustrate the moral consequences of an original choice, but oblige the reader to explore the ramifications of such a choice in one's own life. Gabriel R. Ricci is professor of humanities and the chair of the Department of History at Elizabethtown College. He is the author of Time Consciousness: The Philosophical Uses of History and the editor of Transaction's much-admired Religion and Public Life series.