THE HILL OF DREAMS

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ISBN: 9781644393413 Géneros: Sinópsis: The Hill of Dreams is a semiautobiographical novel by the Welsh writer Arthur MachenThe novel recounts the life of a young man Lucian Taylor focusing on his dreamy childhood in rural Wales in a town based on Caerleon The Hill of Dreams of the title is an old Roman fort where Lucian has strange sensual visions including ones of the town in the time of Roman Britain Later the novel describes Lucian39s attempts to make a living as an author in London enduring poverty and suffering in the pursuit of art and history The Hill of Dreams was little noticed on its publication in 1907 save in a glowing review by Alfred Douglas It was actually written between 1895 and 1897 and has elements of the style of the decadent and aesthetic movement of the period seen through Machen39s own mystical preoccupationsLord Dunsany admired The Hill of Dreams and wrote an introduction to a 1954 reprint of the novel In Henry and June Henry Miller tells Anais Nin about The Hill of DreamsAccording to the Friends of Arthur Machen website the novel isalmost undoubtedly Machen39s most important and moving work Lucian Taylor the hero is damned either through contact with an erotically pagan other world or through something degenerate in his own nature which he thinks of as a faun He becomes a writer and when he moves to London he becomes trapped by the increasing reality of the dark imaginings of this creature within him which become increasingly real Machen drew copiously on his own early years in Wales and London and the book as a whole is an exploration through imagination of a potential fate which he personally avoided One of the first explorations in fiction of the figure of the doomed artist who is biographically so much a part of the decadent 1890s wikipediaorg
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