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Hieroglyphics Highlights

By William Jeffrey Rankin, Fri Sep 22 2023

I recently read Arthur Machen's Hieroglyphics (1902). In the book, he explains (among other things) his theory of ecstasy, what separates art (in this case, fine literature) from artifice (merely well executed literature), whether the production of works that embody ecstasy is the result of a conscious process, and the utility of logic in such works. The book has many memorable passages, a selection of which are collected in this document.

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