Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Latest Friends publications

Due to illness on the committee our publications shipped in December.

Faunus 22 had its usual collection of articles included two fascinating letters from Arthur Machen to Montague Summers the famous demonologist and master of vampire lore regarding their mutual interest in witchcraft. “Fairy Lore and Its Influence on Arthur Machen and Some Other Contemporaneous Gentlemen” by Thos. Kent Miller discusses Machen’s mysterious Little People. “A Patchwork of Digressions: Arthur Machen and The London Adventure” by Nick Wagstaff covered one of Machen’s most curious books which is a keystone of Psychogeography. “Spectre vs. Rector: The Fall and Arthur Machen” by Mark Goodall discussed the longstanding interest of Mark E. Smith in Machen in depth in an article by the author of a major new book on The Fall. And to close Harold Billing revealed the answer to the salacious mystery of whether M.P. Shiel actually slept with Machen’s French maid.

Machenalia Autumn 2010 contains accounts of the FOAM weekend in Abergavenny, and the text of the London vs Gwent debate which was performed there. It has reviews two new important editions of Machen: S.T. Joshi's annotated edition of Machen from Arcane Wisdom, and the two volumes of the Library of Wales paperbacks which bring back Machen into mass market paperback in the UK. It has the usual other Machen related articles covering Machen events on Hay on Wye and Stoke Newington, and various other film and book reviews.

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