The Spoils of Victory

January 5, 2011


(pro-tip: if you’re feeling bored and bereft of entertainment substitute the words ‘book of lies’ in the Fall song ‘Book of Lies‘ with the phrase ‘Booker Prize’.  It perks up an otherwise rather unspectacular Fall song and makes you laugh if you think of Howard Jacobson’s face at the same time.)

Arthur Machen and The Fall

April 29, 2008

An essay originally written for Fall fans who wanted to know a little bit more about Welsh supernatural writer Arthur Machen. As a consequence its intended reader is someone who knows a lot about The Fall but next to nothing about Machen and the life is interlarded with lyrics from Fall songs. That said the life, like the works, is not at all without interest. The place to go for further information is the Friends of Arthur Machen website, from which I have taken several of the photos.

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