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SUMMARY Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror 107 DOWNLOAD Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À E.H. Visiak So legendary a novel is Medusa that used copies of it command hundreds of dollars on the used market It has been long overdue for a revivalThis ultimate edition of Medusa is everything you’ve been. Known today mainly due to Karl Edward Wagner s over the top praise mystiue of which was further accented by how hard it was to actually track down a copy of the damn thing Medusa is really a victim of its hypeRegular horror novel it certainly isn t nor is it mainly a horror novel nor is it likely to satisfy those interested mainly in the horrorweird fiction aspect of it Ecstasy and strange horror from the original subtitle are present only in the last couple of chapters with overtly fantastic incidents being present only from around 14th 15th chapter You shall find neither Hodgson even tho finale has some Hodgson like imagery nor Poe s Arthur Gordon Pym even tho fantastic is left for the end of the narrative its largest part is far from grotesue hereFor the longest part this is picturesue narrative of young man s coming of age and of for the largest part idyllic sea journey It is written in uaint yet elegant archaic prose think Hodgson s The Night Land if Hodgson had infinitely better mastery of that 17th century language that I found to be evocative and at times beautiful once I got into the rhythm of it but that most certainly be a stumbling block for a fair number of readers it was so even on its initial release by all accounts Entire narrative has this slightly dreamlike covering with odd incidents popping out every now and then they are mostly explained later on with certain characters assuming almost archetypal roles in relation to our narrator Even tho again there is nothing horrific going on for the most part knowledge of this inevitable catastrophe gives this feeling of subtle mounting dread to all of it Beneath this we find spiritual allegory one that is made perhaps too overt in the 19th chapter what with the invocation of the story of Psyche and Eros and of The Fall and placing of the following take on the Atlantis legend in that context while this gives definite context and meaning to what follows it takes away from the horror and mystery of it even if imagery remains memorable and unearthly Likewise Jungians will certainly have much to mull over here Finale is oft compared to The Call of Cthulhu Well yeah we have this giant tentacled thing and that is where the surface similarities end More apt comparisons among HPL s fiction are The Shadow over Innsmouth Dagon and From Beyond both in relation to the final vision and to Mr Huxtable s narrative that it gave it some context in the preceding chapter Tho these are again limited comparisons even if most folks will understand them if they happen to read this novelIn the end those coming to it due to KEW will likely be sorely disappointed those who could appreciate its allegorical element likely won t even hear of it nor will they perhaps find that element to be as satisfying as it is in the works of some of Visiak s contemporaries those enjoying narratives of the high seas have a vast amount of better ones to go to For a small number of readers all of this will perhaps click together in this satisfying way as it did for me If nothing else it is hard not to respect the sheer uncompromising uniueness of this novel and the individuality of its author

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SUMMARY Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror 107 DOWNLOAD Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À E.H. Visiak Dreaming about the complete novel a new introduction from Colin Wilson and thirteen of Visiak’s short stories here collected for the first time as a bonus If you’ve ever been interested in this r. Only about the last tenth of the book is mystery ecstasy and strange horror with the preceding nine tenths being closer to Treasure Island than to William Hope Hodgson The weird vision of the climax is worthwhile but a little too easily explicable along familiar PlatonicChristian lines Read this book if you like Hodgson andor stayed with David Lindsay s Sphinx and The Haunted Woman for the visionary payoff but don t expect a real lost treasure The Dreadlock Journey introduction from Colin Wilson and thirteen of Visiak’s short stories here collected for the first time as a bonus If you’ve ever been Lunastus interested Cache is mystery ecstasy and strange horror with the preceding nine tenths being closer to Treasure Island than to William Hope Hodgson The weird vision of the climax Cache is worthwhile but a little too easily explicable along familiar PlatonicChristian lines Read this book The Academic Library if you like Hodgson andor stayed with David Lindsay s Sphinx and The Haunted Woman for the visionary payoff but don t expect a real lost treasure

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SUMMARY Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror 107 DOWNLOAD Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À E.H. Visiak Elatively obscure writer this is the perfect book for you Note the cover comes with three different designsLimited to 200 copiesIntroduction by Colin WilsonIncludes thirteen short stories and one ess. Ein Klasiker der phantastischen Literatur mir hat s gefallen Liest sich ber weite Strecken wie ein Abenteuerroman im Mittelpunkt ein heranwachsender Junge auf Seefahrt ins Unbekannte auch Kapit n und Mannschaft wissen offensichtlich nicht so genau wohin es denn nun gehen soll nur der Auftraggeber und v terliche Freund des Jungen scheint zu wissen was genau er eigentlich will ohne das weiter zu kommunizieren allerdingsBuchtitel und Genre erschlie en sich auf den letzten ca 30 Seiten H hepunkt Showdown Lovecraft Day Of The Tentacle Jede Menge Milton Zitate gibt der Autor als ausgewiesener Milton Kenner gratis bei Sch nes Nachwort Dumont s Bibliothek des Phantastischen deutsche Erst bersetzung dieses Werks aus dem Jahre 1929


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    [PDF/EPUB] (Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror) DOWNLOAD Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À E.H. Visiak This was a strange book most family enthused over by Karl Edward Wagner as Treasure Island on acid it strikes me as TREASURE ISLAND as written by William Hope Hodgson if he were a Milton scholarBecause the author WAS a scholar of the works of John Milton and so here seems to have tried to combine the juvenile sea adventure of Stevenson with t

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    DOWNLOAD Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À E.H. Visiak E.H. Visiak À 7 SUMMARY REVIEW Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror It's difficult to classify this as either horror or fantasy Karl Edward Wagner in Horror 100 Best Books described this as 'Herman Melville having written Treasure Island while tripping on LSD' That's a pretty good description of Medusa but I

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror) Das Grauen aus der TiefeIm nachelisabethanischen England zieht es einen Jungen zur See Durch unglückliche Umstände getrieben landet er bei einem Ersatzvater der ihn mit auf seine Suche nach seinem entführten Sohn nimmt

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror) REVIEW Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror Only about the last tenth of the book is mystery ecstasy and strange horror with the preceding nine tenths being closer to Treasure Island than to William Hope Hodgson The weird vision of the climax is worthwhile but a little too easily explicable along familiar PlatonicChristian lines Read this book if you lik

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror) E.H. Visiak À 7 SUMMARY REVIEW Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror Ein Klasiker der phantastischen Literatur mir hat´s gefallen Liest sich über weite Strecken wie ein Abenteuerroman im Mittelpunkt ein heranwachsender Junge auf Seefahrt ins Unbekannte auch Kapitän und Mannschaft wissen offensichtlich nicht so genau wohin es denn nun gehen soll nur der Auftraggeber und väterliche Freund des Jungen schei

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    REVIEW Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror [PDF/EPUB] (Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror) E.H. Visiak À 7 SUMMARY It appears like an attempt at copying HP Lovecraft but mixing it with Treasure Island Not entirely successful I wouldn't recommend

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror) E.H. Visiak À 7 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À E.H. Visiak Fantastic book underappreciated because all the commenters here aren't smart enough to understand the book or have an agenda in making people reluctant to read it Go get you a copy it's a classic

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    E.H. Visiak À 7 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB À E.H. Visiak [PDF/EPUB] (Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror) Another in the long line of lost horror “classics” that were perpetually turning up on “Best of” List but we’re too hard to get your hands on to actually read Fortunately Centipede Press put out a lovely new hardcover edition so we can judge for ourselves On the whole I think it’s a fine sea tale with enough weirdness as one goe

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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Medusa A Story of Mystery and Ecstasy Strange Horror
  • E.H. Visiak
  • English
  • 22 November 2020
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