Alec Nevala-Lee

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Arthur Machen

There are many people who go through life persuaded that there isn’t a puzzle at all; that it was only the infancy and rude childhood of the world which dreamed a vain dream of a picture to be made out of the jagged bits of wood. There never has been a picture, these persons say, and there never will be a picture, all we have to do is to take the bits out of the box, look at them, and put them back again…Well, people who talk like that are doubtless sent into the world for some useful but mysterious process; but they can’t write real books.

Arthur Machen, in the preface to Richard Middleton’s The Ghost Ship

Written by nevalalee

April 6, 2016 at 7:30 am

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