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The Hill of Dreams : Library of Wales - Arthur Machen

The Hill of Dreams

Library of Wales

By: Arthur Machen, Catherine Fisher (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9781906998332
Number Of Pages: 200

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Lucian Taylor believes he has been damned through contact with an erotically pagan world—or possibly through something degenerate in his own nature—in this critically acclaimed horror story. Moving to London to shake off his fears of being trapped by the dark imaginings of a creature inside him, Taylor soon finds his hallucinations becoming increasingly real. An important and moving work, this story is one of the first explorations in fiction of the figure of the doomed artist. A forward that provides literary and historical context from renowned author Ramsey Campbell is also included.

'Oh I said, you called me a dreamer a moment ago. Let me read you a passage - it's short - from The Hill of Dreams. You should read the book some time: it's a dream of a book.' Henry Miller, Nexus 'And it may be, when the final balance is struck, that there is more essential truth to be found in the tales told by such weavers of fantasy as Arthur Machen than in all the charts and graphs and statistics of the world.' Philip Van Doren Stern 'Literature is a game played with words - words are the stock elements - but we should not forget that in the case of masters, and Machen is one of them, this game of algebra or chess reflects an emotion.' Jorge Luis Borges

ISBN: 9781906998332
ISBN-10: 1906998337
Series: Library of Wales
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Parthian Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2