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Author Topic: Arthur Machen  (Read 567 times)
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« on: August 19, 2010, 04:25:09 am »

Author for the Week: Arthur Machen
3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947

"a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella The Great God Pan (1890; 1894) has garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. ... He also is well known for his leading role in creating the legend of the Angels of Mons."
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 04:44:12 pm »

Interesting read thanks for the post.
The Kilted Yaksman
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 02:51:00 am »

I have read some Machen. He was a huge influence on Lovecraft. Quite enjoyable.

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 05:40:37 am »

Aye, sir, thankee for the post. It lead me to this post. Machen's prologue to "The Bowmen" was illuminating.

"You don't mind breaking the law?"
        "Not in the least."
"Nor running a chance of arrest?"
        "Not in a good cause."
"Oh, the cause is excellent!"
         "Then I am your man."
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The scribe wore black

« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 08:27:05 pm »

The Great God Pan and The White People are two very creepy storiesby Machen but less well rknown is his love of what might now be termed psychogeography or Urban rambling through hidden or less well frequented streets and Courtyards in "The London Adventure" which was also a sort of rambling final part to his autobiogrpahy...

ON a a related note 'props' also to William Hope Hodgson especially his most awesome novella The House on the Borderland

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