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Some Notes on Machen’s 'Sixtystone'

Citation: Josiffe, Christopher (2008) Some Notes on Machen’s 'Sixtystone'. Faunus: the Journal of the Friends of Arthur Machen (18). pp. 32-37.

Examines Anglo-Welsh fin-de-siècle/decadent/’weird fiction’ writer Arthur Machen’s 1895 short story The Three Impostors. In particular, his use of source material from 3rd century AD Latin grammarian Gaius Julius Solinus. Also reflects on the use and adaptation of this material by esoteric/occult writer Kenneth Grant in his Typhonian Trilogies.

Additional Information: This version is that published in the journal, before type-setting.
Creators: Josiffe, Christopher and
Official URL: http://www.arthurmachen.org.uk/
Subjects: Culture, Language & Literature
English
Keywords: Gaius Julius Solinus, De Mirabilibus Mundi, hexecontelithos, Arthur Machen, The Novel of the Black Seal, The Three Imposters, sixtystone, Ixaxar, Ixaxaar, Kenneth Grant, Typhonian Trilogies, Outside the Circles of Time, Hecate's Fountain, Outer Gateways,
Divisions: Senate House Library
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Dates:
  • 2008 (published)

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