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Old 07-27-2017   #41
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Re: What book are you most looking forward to?

Thank you for all of the book suggestions, Gnosticangel. I'm sure I'll get at least a few of them from the library.

One book from Audible.com that I am getting next month is this one:




Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
by Charles Mackay is a book that I read in my twenties. It is one of the more famous books of its type, like Hans Zinsser's Rats, Lice, and History. Harris is narrating the section on witch persecution. Nothing like some Harris religion bashing to get me smiling.
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Re: What book are you most looking forward to?

The Plutonian: Announcing! Phantasm/Chimera! . This looks pretty amazing. Look at this lineup.
Lost in Strange Shadow: An Appreciation of Nightmare Horror - Scott Dwyer
The Wind, The Dust - Adam Golaski
Provisions for a Journey - Matthew M. Bartlett
The Bruised Veil - Christopher Slatsky
The Last of Liquid Sleep - Thana Niveau
The Hole - Brian Evenson
The Hotel Pelagornis, 1899 - Livia Llewellyn
Binding - Mike Allen
The Great, Grey Bulk - Jon Padgett
Chrysalis - John Claude Smith
Fiending Apophenia - Clint Smith
The Last American Lion Pelt - Jason A. Wyckoff
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Re: What book are you most looking forward to?

This one looks rather interesting:

James Everington - Scattershot Writing: Imposter Syndrome Cover Reveal & Launch
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Re: What book are you most looking forward to?

This sounds promising:


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Thirty-year-old Piotr Alekseevich Marakulin lives a contented, if humdrum life as a financial clerk in a Petersburg trading company. He is jolted out of his daily routine when, quite unexpectedly, he is accused of embezzlement and loses his job. This change of status brings him into contact with a number of women―the titular “sisters of the cross”―whose sufferings will lead him to question the ultimate meaning of the universe.

The first English translation of this remarkable 1910 novel by Alexei Remizov, one of the most influential members of the Russian Symbolist movement, Sisters of the Cross is a masterpiece of early modernist fiction.
Any idea on how he compares with other Russian Symbolists who were mentioned around this board?
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Re: What book are you most looking forward to?

Like everyone, I already ordered Quentin S Crisp's latest book. I also couldn't resist The Tarantulas' Parlor.

Books I already plan to buy in 2018:
-Misanthropic Tales by S. Henry Berthoud (released within the year)
-50 Writers: An Anthology of 20th century Russian Short Stories
-The Great War for Civilization by Robert Fisk (already read on kindle, but I don't remember much so I'll have to double purchase).

"So in the end it remains advisable to accept whatever comes, to behave like an inert mass even if one feels oneself being swept away, not to be lured into a single unneccesary step, to regard others with the gaze of an animal, to feel no remorse, in short to crush with one's own hand any ghost of life that subsists, that is, to intensify the final quiet of the grave still further and let nothing beyond that endure." ---Franz Kafka, Resolutions
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Re: What book are you most looking forward to?

This forthcoming English translation of Dino Buzzati short stories looks promising:



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Re: What book are you most looking forward to?

For those interested in serious studies of traditional witchcraft and magic, the forthcoming paperback edition of Daniel A. Schulke's hard-to-find classic work might be useful as source material:

Veneficium: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path
In many esoteric traditions, there exists an iconic or linguistic corollary between the concepts of ‘poisoner’ and ‘sorcerer’, suggesting a sinistral magical kinship. Indeed, the use of plant, animal and mineral toxins is a strand of magic originating in remotest antiquity and reaching the present day. Beyond its mundane function as an agent of corporeal harm, poisons have also served as gateways of religious ecstasy, occult knowledge, and sensorial aberration, as well as the basis of cures. Allied with Samael, the fallen serpent-angel of first transgression whose Hebrew name in some translations is ‘Venom of God’, this facet of magic wends through the rites of ancient Sumer and Egypt, penetrating European Necromancy, Alchemy, the arcane the rites of the Witches’ Sabbath, and modern-day folk magic. VENEFICIUM concerns the intersection of magic and poison.




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Re: What book are you most looking forward to?

If that page count is correct then the new edition of Veneficium has been expanded. The first edition was around 170 pages as far as I recall.

Although only part way through I'm enjoying Ronald Hutton's The Witch. It describes historical witchcraft, as opposed to Schulke & Chumbley's traditional.


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Re: What book are you most looking forward to?

What is Anything? Memoirs of a Life in Lovecraft by S.T. Joshi.

Your fall should be like the fall of mountains. But I was before mountains. I was in the beginning, and shall be forever. The first and the last. The world come full circle. I am not the wheel. I am the hand that turns the wheel. I am Time, the Destroyer. I was the wind and the stars before this. Before planets. Before heaven and hell. And when all is done, I will be wind again, to blow this world as dust back into endless space. To me the coming and going of Man is as nothing.
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Re: What book are you most looking forward to?

Quote Originally Posted by Gnosticangel View Post
This forthcoming English translation of Dino Buzzati short stories looks promising: Catastrophe and Other Stories.
It would be great, but I'll believe it when I see it. This has as dubious a history of being published as Cioran's Notebooks.


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What is Anything? Memoirs of a Life in Lovecraft by S.T. Joshi.
I can't seem to find any information on this. Would you happen to have a link?
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