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Old 03-26-2017   #121
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Re: Walter de la Mare Strangers and Pilgrims

In issue No. 6 of Joshi's Spectral Realms, is a fine long essay by Leigh Blackmore , "In Pursuit of the Transcendent: the Weird Verse of Walter de la Mare."
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Re: Walter de la Mare Strangers and Pilgrims

A reminder to people that Out of the Deep and Other Supernatural Tales is now available. It's fantastic to finally have a cheap Amazon paperback of Walter's supernatural fiction to point to people.

It isn't comprehensive, but it'll do for now and has most of his major hitters of the horror/ghostly genre – Seaton's Aunt, All Hallows, Crewe, Out of the Deep, A: B: O and A Recluse. The Game at Cards seems an obscure choice compared to the omitted Mr. Kempe, but I enjoy it. I'm glad they included Winter and the underread gem The Green Room.

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Re: Walter de la Mare Strangers and Pilgrims

Having never read any of Walter De La Mare's work before, I was thinking of picking up a second hand copy of his 'Behold, This Dreamer'.

Has anyone read it, and if so can it be recommended?
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A reminder to people that Out of the Deep and Other Supernatural Tales is now available. It's fantastic to finally have a cheap Amazon paperback of Walter's supernatural fiction to point to people in regards to his fiction.

It isn't comprehensive, but it'll do for now and has most of his major hitters of the horror/ghostly genre – Seaton's Aunt, All Hallows, Crewe, Out of the Deep, A: B: O and A Recluse. The Game at Cards seems an obscure choice compared to the omitted Mr. Kempe, but I enjoy it. I'm glad they included Winter and the underread gem The Green Room.--James


See James' post above. Out of the Deep is the book you want.
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Re: Walter de la Mare Strangers and Pilgrims

Walter de la Mare only wrote a handful of horror stories, but they're excellent, and most of them are in that Out of the Deep book. It's a shame so many of my big influences wrote few notable horror stories in total. Arthur Machen, Shirley Jackson, Sarban...

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Thank you both. What is included in 'Behold: This Dreamer' then?, aside from the horror stories.
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Re: Walter de la Mare Strangers and Pilgrims

I'm not familiar with that book but I suspect--and I could be wrong--that it's a poetry anthology. I doubt if it possesses any of his ghostly tales but that's just a guess.
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Re: Walter de la Mare Strangers and Pilgrims

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I'm not familiar with that book but I suspect--and I could be wrong--that it's a poetry anthology. I doubt if it possesses any of his ghostly tales but that's just a guess.
Seems to be well over 700 pages long, which seems a bit excessive for a poetry anthology. I've tried searching for information regarding the book, which caught my eye with its attractive cover art, but it seems what little information there is isn't all that clear. It may be that it is some kind of anthology of sorts, which has been selected and edited by De La Mare, while I've also heard that it contains a length essay written by De La Mare.
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Re: Walter de la Mare Strangers and Pilgrims

I just found this blurb, which apparently accompanied the 2009 reprint of 'Behold, This Dreamer'. It was the copy from 1984 which interested me, though came with zero information.

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Walter de la Mare's anthologies are in a category of their own, indeed, they are of such excellence as to make the description belittling. Walter de la Mare compiled five of them, with commentaries, using poems and passages of prose. All are being reissued in Faber Finds, and to each he brought such a range of reading, wisdom and intelligence as to make them cornucopias of delight and entertainment. Behold, This Dreamer was first published in 1939 and Faber Finds is proud to reissue it seventy years on. Walter de la Mare provides a long introduction which leads to, in his own words, '. . . a Survey - a panorama - of a wide theme, endlessly inviting, in much obscure, viewed from many different angles, by many diverse minds.' To quote from the original blurb, 'Mr de la Mare is concerned not merely with dreaming, whether by night or day, with fantasies, hallucinations, explanations and interpretations of dreams, and the whole business (so to speak) of getting into (as well as out of) the dreamstate. His net is thrown over death as well as sleep, Nature as well as Man: and he takes his soundings in those unconscious and unreasoning depths out of which human personality and art so mysteriously spring.'
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Re: Walter de la Mare Strangers and Pilgrims

That's a strong blurb. One could argue that All Hallows, Seaton's Aunt, Mr. Kempe and Out of the Deep are all more focused on the unknown parts of the imagination than anything truly supernatural. They feature the human heart in conflict with its own strangeness amidst silence spaces.

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