Tag Archives: British Literature

De-fleshing out Characters in the Modern Novel

As we live in an age where we are producing novels and stories en masse it would seem that we should be somewhere near to perfecting the art of characterization in our fictions. Any writer worth their salt will know … Continue reading

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Fiona Macleod on Skylight Press

Much is still uncertain and undiscovered about the Scottish writer, William Sharp. Born in Paisley on the 12th September 1855, William Sharp passed away on the 12th of December 1905. He was buried within Castello di Maniace in Sicily, Italy at fifty … Continue reading

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A Few Recent Reviews of Skylight Books

Kaleidoscopic Omniscience by Will Alexander “Vermillion shades of astral haunts abound as Alexander takes his readers through a psychedelic romp that leaves the consciousness reeling. There’s nothing usual about Alexander’s visionary take on history: the contemporary, the ancient, and the … Continue reading

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Before the Dawn by Rupert Copping

In the beginning, the elders told him, there was neither light nor darkness, because in the beginning nothing existed. But then, for reasons that were unclear, the Holy Source had awakened like a person from sleep. When the Holy Source … Continue reading

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Dion Fortune’s RITES OF ISIS AND OF PAN (PAPERBACK EDITION!)

NEW Paperback version now available! Dion Fortune encoded much practical magical lore within her novels, leaving it up to the reader to work out how to make use of it. Behind the novels were two major rituals, the Rite of … Continue reading

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Iain Sinclair’s Suicide Bridge

Originally posted on Tears in the Fence:
The new edition of Iain Sinclair’s Suicide Bridge: A Book of the Furies, A Mythology of the South & East – Autumn 1973 to Spring 1978 (Skylight Press 2013) expanded on the original…

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The Groundlings of Divine Will

Originally posted on Tears in the Fence:
Daniel Staniforth’s The Groundlings of Divine Will (Skylight Press 2013) http://www.skylightpress.co.uk sees Shakespeare’s first audience, ‘the groundlings of the pit’, as a secret society addressing the Master Of Revels in a glorious riposte…

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