Mi situación financiera fue descrita por un amigo como ‘sin blanca’. .. Creo que la mayor parte de la gente que allí vive cabe en la City. Arthur Machen, escritor galés de finales del siglo XIX e inicios del siglo X Declaraciones similares se han hecho de otra de sus obras, La Gente Blanca. Arthur Machen was a Welsh author and mystic of the s and early 20th century. He is best This led to further work as a translator from French, translating the Heptameron of Marguerite de Navarre, Le Moyen de Parvenir ( Fantastic Tales).

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Dec 21, Murray Ewing rated it really liked it Shelves: This has to be the singular, most boring and pointless piece of writing I think I have ever read. It’s the Stephen King problem of great set up that stops at a brick wall of unscary, preachy or silly mediocrity.

Sadly, Machen’s almost orgiastic celebration of the mysterious -both beautiful and horrific- and the hidden divine had taken a hit, and it seems he never recovered. I would give this book five stars for the power and uniqueness of Machen’s best writing, but must comment that he is a writer who must be judiciously presented to a modern audience.

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Well, I wonder why? To see what tente friends thought of this book, please sign up. This led to his first major success, “The Great God Pan”. This story kept me intrigued until the end. The green book is not interesting due to jachen content itself but because of what the content says about the attitude towards self sufficient women who run macheb the common grain of society. Nov 14, Patrick. Similarly, some of his propagandistic First World War stories also have little appeal to a modern audience.


Machen’s story was widely denounced for its sexual and horrific content and consequently sold well, going into a second edition. It’s found in many anthologies, but it would have been nice to have it included here. Jun 08, Tycoon rated it really liked it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Arthur Machen was an intriguing author, with a lot of very strange ideas that definitely earn the title of ‘weird stories’. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Refresh and try again.

They used to talk to me, and I learnt their language and talked to them in it about some great white place where they lived. View all 9 comments. Who on earth did he think he was writing this seemingly endless list of dull events for? Grant Richards,p. Early Lla is dark, weird, and poetic, if occasionally lurid and pulpy. It signifies the wholeness of the Self.

Alas, this is only the beginning. Berger deals extensively with Machen’s thought and works. Sylvia Townsend Warner a niece of Machen’s second wife, Purefoy admired Machen and was influenced by him, [21] as is his great-granddaughter, the contemporary artist Tessa Farmer. Just dry as dry can be. If you like HP Lovecraft and I’ve really been sold on him then you’ll really enjoy this.

Aug 29, Alan Rader rated it genre it. Likewise, Current 93 have drawn on the mystical and occult leanings of Machen, with songs such as “The Inmost Light”, which shares its title with Machen’s story. It’s far more journalistic in tone, srthur thus rather dry.

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Before any trip to Paris, Francis decides to spend his evenings in London. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arthur Machen. I have to say, even though I’m one of his fiercest critics because of his lousy storytelling and rampant racism that even Lovecraft is better than this guy. His stories more often than not leave you hanging, and, in addition to all of this, you are not quite sure what the point is to begin with.


The remainder of the collection, however, is a bit of a mixed bag. This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat The death of his first wife led him to a spiritual crossroads, and he experienced a series of mystical events. And with this collection, I was pretty legitimately impressed. You see the mountain, and hill following after hill, as wave on wave, you see the woods and orchard, the fields of ripe corn, and the meadows reaching to the reed-beds by the river.

Mar 25, Roger Whitson rated it it was amazing. All of his work well, at least what I’ve read of his works so far is redundant and extremely boring.

Machen, however, showed literary promise, publishing in a long poem “Eleusinia” on the subject of the Eleusinian Mysteries. From page penguin classics edition: Lovecraft it is like you are listening to a little child curse, giggling at each taboo word, or a dull conversationalist that repeats certain arthut because he thinks you don’t get it.

Returning to London, he lived in relative poverty, attempting to work as a journalist, as a publisher’s clerk, and as a children’s tutor while writing in the evening and going on long rambling walks across London. And it is a knowing she was told as a very little girl:

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