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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Arthur Machen

The initial names on the appeal show the general recognition of Machen’s stature as a distinguished man of letters, as they included Max BeerbohmT. From the beginning of arfhur literary career, Machen espoused a mystical belief that the humdrum ordinary world hid a more mysterious and strange world beyond. Machen’s financial difficulties were only finally ended by the literary appeal launched in for his eightieth birthday. Alas, this is only the beginning. Jun 03, Andrew added it Shelves: However, too many of the stories are slow moving and border on the uninspiring; one might even say dull.

Lovecraft’s reading of Machen in the early s led him away from his earlier Dunsanian writing towards the development of what became the Cthulhu Mythos.

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Lovecraft and, like Lovecraft, wrote about a hidden reality which was glimpsed by only a few open-minded, curious humans, who risked their sanity in order to investigate it. Charles Salisbury and Mr. James Press,pp. This story was a gem and the high-light of the collection.

The White People and Other Weird Stories by Arthur Machen

So long answer short, it’s very obvious that it was an inspiration for Lovecraft, but it’s not particularly Lovecraftian.


Darnell has a well paid but dull job; his wife is loving and dutiful. In general, though, Bente thoroughly disliked work at the newspaper, and it was only al need to earn money for his family which kept him at it.

There are many good ghost story writers, but there are only a handful of “masters” of this genre. As it stands, this isn’t the perfect Machen starter kit it should have been, which is instantiated in those reviews from those new to Machen citing the lesser quality of the later parts of the book. Pure crap, that’ Actually, it was not this exact book that I read and I’m going to review just now.

Machen’s story blaca widely denounced for its sexual and horrific content and consequently sold well, going into a second edition.

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We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. The man’s career was a strained, tortured effort to create in prose impressions of mystery and awe he felt on a profound level — not always to success, as even his greatest admirers will admit — and after the s his work, while entertaining, was generally less powerful, so a collection where his s work is out of the way early on without some major representatives is a very poor idea from a structural perspective.

Want to Read saving…. It is an interest also shared by film directors like Guillermo del Toro and Richard Stanley. Well on the positive side Arthur Machen is a wonderful prose writer.

This has to be the singular, most boring and pointless piece of writing I blacna I have ever read. Open Preview See a Problem? Dec 21, Murray Ewing rated it really liked it Shelves: He is best known for his influential supernaturalfantasyand horror fiction. Algernon Blackwood and William Hope Hodgson. Machen’s works had now found a new audience and publishers in America, and a series of requests for republications of books started to come in.

Around Machen began to publish in literary magazines, writing stories influenced by the works of Robert Louis Stevensonsome of which used gothic or fantastic themes. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. How lovecraftian is this book? Machen, however, showed literary promise, publishing in a long poem “Eleusinia” on the subject of the Eleusinian Mysteries.


Mar 25, Roger Whitson rated it it was amazing. I mean I can’t even really write a description of what this book was about because I didn’t seem to understand it.

I can’t describe it ,a better than he already did: Further on she sees the white people drink a curious wine and make images and worship them.

In music, the composer John Ireland found Machen’s works to be a life-changing experience that directly influenced much of his composition. Going through a collection of his best output – from early to late work – proves to be both an invigorating as well as slightly depressing experience. It is a bit long winded but still better than “The white people”.

I’m sorry but it’s very difficult for me to describe this book.

It’s far more journalistic in tone, and thus rather dry. It’s one of the lesser stories in this book.

machenn And there is no description on the back of the book in which to copy for you. Local historian and folklorist Fred Hando traces Machen’s interest in the occult to a volume of Household Words in his father’s rectory library, in which he read, at the age of eight, an entrancing article on alchemy.

My wife and I were somewhat taken in by the brilliant cover art, and I continued to be sucked in by the powerful first 3 stories.