The Secret Ceremonies: Critical Essays on Arthur Machen. Mark Valentine, Timothy J. Jarvis.

The Secret Ceremonies: Critical Essays on Arthur Machen

Hippocampus Press:
New York: 2019
Trade paperback, New,
411 pp.
Cover artwork by: Daniel V. Sauer

“This important critical anthology offers over 20 essays on Machen, many of them newly written for the book. Contributors discuss the full range of Machen’s writing, including his association with Decadence, his incantatory prose style, his evocative writing about London and Gwent, his interest in ritual magic, alchemy and the occult, his Celtic Christianity, and his sense of the numinous. As well as a full account of Machen’s period of peak artistry in the Nineties, the collection also covers his neglected later work. He never lost his deep interest in folklore and popular customs, eccentric characters and curious historical episodes, and contributors show how these continued to inform his work right up until his last writings.” This is a print-on-demand edition. #64305

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