Where Speech Is Song

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Machen Studies

For Machen Study – No 40, we present a recent lecture given by Joshuas Alan Sturgill on the Apostle of Wonder… “Machen’s work is meant to cause shuddering at what is always present around us, but rarely seen. His fiction work is suggestive and descriptive, rather than exciting and gory, and his essays always gravitate toward the transcendent in everyday things.”


The Weekly Machen

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War and Spring Poets: Poetry and song are more truly natural to man than prose and common speech. This sounds odd to our sophisticated ears, but it is undoubtedly true. Man, then, is, by his inmost, primitive nature, a lyrical being, he naturally uttered himself in song long before he took to the habit of speaking in prose and in flat, unmusical accents.

 

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