The Dedalus Occult Reader

The Dedalus Occult Reader : The Garden of Hermetic Dreams

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The fiction discussed in Gary Lachman's highly praised The Dedalus Book of the Occult. - Passages from Valery Bruisov, Andre Bely, William Beckford, Honore Balzac, William Beckford, Jacques Cazotte, J.K.Huysmans, Bulwer-Lytton, de Maupassant, de Nerval, Goethe, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Arthur Machen, Gustav Meyrink, Jan Potocki and Robert Irwin. - Wide-ranging publicity from The Guardian, Independent on Sunday to Fortean Times and occult magazines. - Author tour to promote the book. People have enjoyed stories of magic and the supernatural for ages, but in the late 18th century, tales of the occult became something more than a source of entertainment, or the means of enjoying the thrill of the strange and unknown. Drawing on the tradition of 'rejected knowledge', at the dawn of the modern age, numerous writers found in the occult a powerful antidote to the rising scientification of human experience. In these reports from the dark side, the weird, enigmatic and unexplainable became symbols of the human spirit's resistance to the new rational world. Dedalus Occult Reader brings together for the first time a unique collection of European fiction, offering some of the finest flowers and bizarr
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 27.43mm | 385.55g
  • Cambs, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 190351732X
  • 9781903517321
  • 768,908

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