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The White People

En esta novela corta, se nos presenta a Mr. This page was last edited on 26 Juneat Lovecraft and the group of stories that would later become known as the Cthulhu Mythos. Amidst all the bleak cosmicism, one can scarcely fail to grin at a line such as “He is not artnur, but he is a realist; and perhaps you are not aware that no Carthusian monk can emulate the cloistral seclusion in which a realistic novelist loves to shroud himself.

Jun 09, Jim Smith rated it it was amazing. En palabras de H. So not scary, and nothing really is unless you believe it’s possible.

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This book is the first volume of a three-volume set that contains his earliest stories. Fili conduttori di questi racconti sono: The writing is dull and over-ornamented, but Machen’s inventive concept nearly hits its target. Except it goes awry. The real monste I’ll try to write a fuller review in time, but I was tempted to take off a few stars after finishing ‘The Shining Pyramid’.

The first, and smallest, is the best: It’s a story made of stories, a mystery with questions that go beyond the logistical, a scam perpetrated against the reader, and a repository of pungent period prose. This was my first experience with Machen, and I find that I really like him. Porque su prosa no es belleza por belleza, es un acto funcional envuelto en unas elegantes vestiduras.

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LovecraftI was hoping for another author of the same caliber and perhaps somewhat similar to Algernon Blackwood. James type gentlemen scholars and Robert E. I like this sort of thing though, popularized now, or rather, exemplified in Lovecraft: For fans of the Victorian Gothic, Machen is essential and The Three Impostors is a great pusblo – decadent, heathen and genuinely creepy.


The typesetting is unfortunately densely packed zrthur with little regard to aesthetics, as though they were a little too keen to be economical with pagecount. The Guide to Supernatural Fiction. The last is part horror story and part mystery as two amateur investigators are unwittingly involved in the search for a mis Arthur Machen is a a little-known author of weird stories who strongly influenced H.

The novel holds the same structure as the short stories, more or less, with one character a man named Dyson in all but one of the stories contained in this book investigating and being told a strange story by another character.

The Three Impostors and Other Stories by Arthur Machen

I did enjoy this story, the way that it was told, and the way that all of the threads were brought together in an horrific climax. 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.

The novel and the stories within it were eventually to be regarded as among Machen’s best works. Prima di esprimere il mio giudizio su questo libro vorrei chiarire a agthur quale sia il suo contenuto, visto che, come troppo spesso accade, la quarta di copertina si perde in frasi roboanti blancp informare per nulla il lettore.

What is perhaps less appreciated by some machej a strict horror bent is the humour of The Three Impostors, which is at times an affectionate parody and occasionally self-parody of aspiring writers in London in that era, of which Machen came to be associated with the ‘decadent’ movement. The two pretentious scholars are ensnared in what at first seems to be a series of unlikely coincidences that turns out to be an intricate conspiracy of deception where lies are traded like currency and Three strange people are introduced an artist, a slob, and a woman.

Arthur Machen mcahen a a little-known author of weird stories who strongly influenced H. Lovecraft has basically the same description of hills in “The Dunwich Horror”. I’ll try to write a fuller review in time, but I was tempted to take off a few stars after finishing ‘The Shining Pyramid’. Retrieved 19 March The book comes off in an intelligent fashion and you can tell how Machen was an influence to Lovecraft as they qrthur that same creepy feeling and penchant for things that slither.

The real monsters, whether Machen intended it or not, are the so-called civilised men. The book was published without incident. The first three pieces in this collection are definitely of interest, but the main event is The This originally came to my attention a few years ago puebol a list artjur books favored by Borges.


Retrieved 25 June The meeting point between the M. However, the stories are beautifully puueblo, leaving its readers, as Machen no doubt intended, with a tingling sense of dread and foreboding. At the age of eleven, Mache Arthur Machen was a leading Welsh author of the s.

Of these, ppueblo would be picked up by later authors of weird fiction —notably “Aklo”, which was used by Lovecraft in connection with the “Sabaoth” invocation in “The Dunwich Horror”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

There is much mystery and supernatural overtone. Some of the finest horror stories ever written.

Mar 16, M. Apr 06, Melinda rated it really liked it Shelves: It was published in in UK, so the diction has its moments of old world British punctilio, but these are certainly no worse than anything found in other prominent Victorian writers.

Due to their influence on Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, Clark Ashton Smith, and Lord Dunsany all made my homework list, and reading them in close conjunction has actually added something to my weird fiction experience, as it facilitates a comparison of just what each man oh, so many men considered “horror. Questi, infatti, hanno la stessa struttura: However, the connection between the storylines and change can be tenuous in places.

From what I have heard, “The White People” is the key piece of that. The child may find the key by chance, and drink herself dead; but in most cases the search puebllo educational, and the phials contain precious elixirs for him who has patiently fashioned the key for himself. In he published his second work, the pastiche The Anatomy machenn Tobaccoand artthur work with the publisher and bookseller George Redway as a cataloguer and magazine editor.

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