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3/05/2014 10:38 am  #1


Arthur Machen

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With Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen is one of the spiritual fathers of both Lovecraft and CAS. His work is a combination of horror and mysticism. His prose is 19th century with a taste of victorian gothic. His ideas are bizzare and twisted like an opium induced dream or a hashish eaters nightmare. I personally found some of his work boring but other stories were fantastic. The Hill of Dreams, The House of Souls, The Great God Pan, should be on every weird tales to read list.


Eleusinia (1881) poem

 
The Anatomy of Tobacco (1884) non-fiction (as " Leolinus Siluriensis" )

 
Chronicles of Clemendy (1888) " a volume of tales in the medieval pattern"

 
The Great God Pan and The Inmost Light (1894) supernatural stories

 
The Three Imposters (1895) episode novel; picaresque romance, terror

 
Hieroglyphics (1902) about literature

 
Dr. Stiggins (1906) about theology

 
The House of Souls (1906) supernatural stories (The White People, The

 
Great God Pan, and The Inmost Light

 
The Hill of Dreams (1907) mystical novel (written 1895-97)

 
The Bowmen, and Other Legends of the War (1915) short stories
(includes "The Angel of Mons" )

 
The Great Return (1915) the return to Wales of the Holy Grail

 
The Terror (1917) novella -- animals revolt against humans

 
The Secret Glory (1922) attacked British public education

 
Far Off Things (1922) autobiography

 
Things Near and Far (1923) autobiography

 
Strange Roads (1923) nonfiction

The London Adventure (1924) autobiography

 
Dog and Duck (1924) miscellany

 
The Shining Pyramid (1924) supernatural stories

 
Ornaments in Jade (1924) short prose pieces bordering on fantasy or horror

 
The Canning Wonder (1925) about the Elizabeth Canning case

 
Notes and Queries (1926) nonfiction

 
Dreads and Drolls (1926) nonfiction

 
Translation, Casanova's Memoirs (1930, 12 vol.)

 
Children of the Pool (1936) supernatural stories

 
The Cosy Room (1936) supernatural stories

 
The Green Round (1936) supernatural novel

 
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1948)

 
Eleusinia and Beneath the Barley (Necronomicon Press, 1988) poem and essay

 

Last edited by JasonZavoda (3/05/2014 12:12 pm)

 

3/05/2014 10:56 am  #2


Re: Arthur Machen

Yes. Arthur Machen's work is awesome. Recommended reading for the weird tales aficionado. Definitely.


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3/05/2014 1:12 pm  #3


Re: Arthur Machen

Thanks, Jason, that is a great post. I suppose everyone--even the likes of HPL and CAS--stand on the shoulders of some previous giant. ;)


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5/29/2015 11:20 pm  #4


Re: Arthur Machen

Picked up 'The Three Imposters' at HPB and reading it now. I like his writing style.


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