The Arthur Machen Anthology Arthur Machen

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Published: July 28th 2014

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The Arthur Machen Anthology  by  Arthur Machen

The Arthur Machen Anthology by Arthur Machen
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Of Hawthorne, Arthur Symons wrote: He is haunted by what is obscure, dangerous, and on the confines of good and evil. Machen crosses those perilous frontiers. He all but lifts the veil- himself, indeed, passes beyond it. But the curtain dropsMoreOf Hawthorne, Arthur Symons wrote: He is haunted by what is obscure, dangerous, and on the confines of good and evil. Machen crosses those perilous frontiers.

He all but lifts the veil- himself, indeed, passes beyond it. But the curtain drops behind him and we, hesitating to follow, see only dimly the phantasmagoria beyond- the ecstasies of vague shapes with a shining about them, on the one hand- on the other the writhings of animate gargoyles. And we experience, I think, a distinct sense of gratitude toward this terrible guide for that we are permitted no closer view of the mysteries that seem to him so clear.We glimpse his secrets in transfiguring flashes from afar, as Launcelot viewed the San Graal, and, like that tarnished knight, we quest vainly a tangible solution, half in apprehension, always in glamour.

But it is like Galahad we must seek the eternal mysteries that obsess Arthur Machen. There is no solution but in absolution, for it is the mysteries of life and death of which he writes, and of life-in-death and death-in-life.There are those who will call him a novelist of Sin, quibbling about a definition. With these I have no quarrel- the characterizations are synonymous. His books exhale all evil and all corruption- yet they are as pure as the fabled waters of that crystal spring De Leon sought. They are pervaded by an ever-present, intoxicating sense of sin, ravishingly beautiful, furiously Pagan, frantically lovely- but Machen is a finer and truer mystic than the two-penny occultists who guide modern spiritualistic thought.

If we are to subscribe to his curious philosophy, we must believe that there is no paradox in this...



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