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Prometheus Bound, attributed to Aeschylus. An interesting play, of itself, but fragmentary. It is the beginning of a trilogy of plays, but the later sections have been lost. I listened to the Librivox version. The Five Jars and The Hill of … Continue reading
It’s the time of year where Library Services over much of the world say “If you owe overdue fines, we’ll call the debt off if you give a charitable gift at Christmas.” After that they collect all the money up, … Continue reading
“And little he knew of the things that ink may do, how it can mark a dead man’s thought for the wonder of later years, and tell of happening that are gone clean away, and be a voice for us … Continue reading
And now, to add to our emergent theme of audio or visual every weekend for the month of horror, here’s Neil Gaiman reading a Lovecraftian novella.
“When common objects in this way be come charged with the suggestion of horror, they stimulate the imagination far more than things of unusual appearance; and these bushes, crowding huddled about us, assumed for me in the darkness a bizarre … Continue reading
A town named after the Indian words for “Place Where We Waited For You, All Day, In The Rain.” I’ve had some difficult personal stuff going on in the last few months, and when that happens I often like to settle … Continue reading
Thanks again to Open Culture: a beautiful silent film of creeping fear.
Arthur Machen was a Welsh author active in the early Twentieth Century, who is being discussed here as one of the four contemporary masters of horror highlighted by HP Lovecraft in his essay Supernatural Horror in Literature. Machen’s career is … Continue reading
The uncommon reader by Alan Bennett is available as one of the Gold Coast Library Service’s book club kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain plot spoilers** Synopsis: This comic novella concerns the changes in the life of the … Continue reading