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Fairies in Space August 7, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Contemporary
Fairies in Space

After some rather nauseating episodes in Victorian fairy stories fairies became scary again in the late nineteenth century with the writing of men like ‘Fiona MacLeod’ (William Sharp) and, of course, Arthur Machen. Scary fairies were a late Victorian and Edwardian topos and we’ve looked before at the way the tradition developed and some examples. […]

H.P. Lovecraft’s Invisible Library December 27, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
H.P. Lovecraft's Invisible Library

***This post is dedicated to Phil P who suggested and advised*** H.P. Lovecraft is said to be a horror writer. It would be truer to say that, like his near contemporary Arthur Machen, he wrote about evil, evil without consolation of good. A teenage Beachcombing had several uncomfortable nights on HPL’s account and an adult […]