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A Descent Into Egypt [EPUB] ✵ A Descent Into Egypt Author Algernon Blackwood – Buyprobolan50.co.uk A long, carefully constructed story in which a man s soul is gradually subsumed into eternity A long, carefully constructed story in which a man s soul is gradually subsumed into eternity.


About the Author: Algernon Blackwood

Blackwood was born in Shooter s Hill today part of south east London, but then part of northwest Kent and educated at Wellington College His father A Descent PDF or was a Post Office administrator who, according to Peter Penzoldt, though not devoid of genuine good heartedness, had appallingly narrow religious ideas Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, as a newspaper reporter in New York City, and, throughout his adult life, an occasional essayist for various periodicals In his late thirties, he moved back to England and started to write stories of the supernatural He was very successful, writing at least ten original collections of short stories and eventually appearing on both radio and television to tell them He also wrote fourteen novels, several children s books, and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published He was an avid lover of nature and the outdoors, and many of his stories reflect thisEnglish writer of ghost stories and supernatural fiction, of whom Lovecraft wrote He is the one absolute and unquestioned master of weird atmosphere His powerful story The Willows, which effectively describes another dimension impinging upon our own, was reckoned by Lovecraft to be not only foremost of all Blackwood s tales but the best weird tale of all time Unfortunately, Blackwood, who was familiar with Lovecraft s work, failed to return the compliment As he told Peter Penzoldt, he found spiritual terror missing in his young admirer s writing, something he considered all important in his own Among his thirty odd books, Blackwood wrote a series of stories and short novels published as John Silence, Physician Extraordinary , which featured a psychic detective who combined the skills of a Sherlock Holmes and a psychic medium Blackwood also wrote light fantasy and juvenile books The son of a preacher, Blackwood had a life long interest in the supernatural, the occult, and spiritualism, and firmly believed that humans possess latent psychic powers The autobiography Episodes Before Thirty tells of his lean years as a journalist in New York In the late s, Blackwood had a television program on the BBC on which he readghost stories.



10 thoughts on “A Descent Into Egypt

  1. mark monday mark monday says:

    a man lost, submerging, transforming, becoming the sublime a place and time beyond space and time human connections fall away and are reborn again, remade anew three people in a room descending into egypt, descending into self the room becomes bigger, the people become gods ideas dissolve the void becomes all are you master of symbol or master of matter what form does your magic take transcend transcend you bold supernumerary, you voyager beyond the beyond


  2. Steve Steve says:

    Maybelike 3 stars, but when it comes to Horror, I LOVE this kind of writing Written before WW 1, Descent Into Egypt captures the Public fascination for the old country Everyone wanted to walk like an Egyptian If you enjoyed Karloff s movie The Mummy, or the tone of it at least, you may enjoy Descent Into Egypt On the language end of things, with its wondrous and often sinister rhythms, there s a lot revel in Blackwood is not so much a storyteller, buta creator of atmosphere The Maybelike 3 stars, but when it comes to Horror, I LOVE this kind of writing Written before WW 1, Descent Into Egypt captures the Public fascination for the old country Everyone wanted to walk like an Egyptian If you enjoyed Karloff s movie The Mummy, or the tone of it at least, you may enjoy Descent Into Egypt On the language end of things, with its wondrous and often sinister rhythms, there s a lot revel in Blackwood is not so much a storyteller, buta creator of atmosphere The problem here is that the atmosphere he creates, successfully, keeps on repeating itself in long passages This novella could have easily been reduced by a third, or halved On the good side however, very few write weird or any fiction like this any With that in mind, it was easy for me to forgive Blackwood his excesses Some may find this story not all that horrific, and even tending toward some sort of misty fantasy with archaeologists set in the desert But there arethan a few hints of ancient Lovecraftian immensities beyond time and space And at its heart, the story maintains a vampiric, soul sucking thread that threatens all you get pulled to ancient spell and obsession with Egypt.If interested, here s a link to the story I don t think it s currently available on Kindle, and it doesn t appear in the Blackwood collections that I own.http algernonblackwood.org Z files


  3. Heideblume Heideblume says:

    Tra le opere del maestro sicuramente ho preferito John Silence e altri incubi e The Wendigo, ma devo ammettere che anche questo Descend into Egypt sa il fatto suo Mentre lo leggevo ho riscontrato forti echi di Der Sandmann 1815 di E.T.A HOFFMANN e Il caso di Charles Dexter Ward 1941 di Lovecraft Ci che, a parer mio, lo rende superiore ad entrambi il contesto storico tangibile per i suoi lettori gli inglesi del 1914 Anno in cui il nuovo sultano decret la fine della sovranit turc Tra le opere del maestro sicuramente ho preferito John Silence e altri incubi e The Wendigo, ma devo ammettere che anche questo Descend into Egypt sa il fatto suo Mentre lo leggevo ho riscontrato forti echi di Der Sandmann 1815 di E.T.A HOFFMANN e Il caso di Charles Dexter Ward 1941 di Lovecraft Ci che, a parer mio, lo rende superiore ad entrambi il contesto storico tangibile per i suoi lettori gli inglesi del 1914 Anno in cui il nuovo sultano decret la fine della sovranit turca e la trasformazione del Paese in un protettorato britannico La Gran Bretagna desiderava allungare le mani sull Egitto gi da diversi decenni per le sue risorse Ed infatti Blackwood delinea un Antico Egitto che pur creduto morto, perso per sempre, saccheggiato senza rispetto, in realt vive ed capacissimo non solo di difendersi, ma anche di vendicarsi con l aiuto dell Inno a Ra Per carpire la vera essenza di questo romanzo complesso, se vogliamo anche metaforico, bisognerebbe esser molto pi ferrati di me sia in storia che in psicologia, ma l opera talmente ammaliante che buona parte del suo fascino sono in grado di coglierla anche io Quel che non sono in grado di fare entrare nei dettagli, andare al di l della trama e analizzarla criticamente Posso solo dire che tratta di un viaggio spirituale testimoniato esternamente da una non ben definita voce narrante Gli orrori che esprime sono psicologici, impalpabili, inenarrabili a Lovecraft piace questo elemento abbastanza efficaci da avermi fatto passare qualunque voglia di farci una vacanza


  4. Katarina (poleksya) Katarina (poleksya) says:

    This is a horror novella written in 1914 It s one of Blackwood s less popular works about a man telling his story about lost of his friend George Isley to the sublime It s not your typical story about ancient curses and grave robbers, what I honestly expected, but a melancholic and atmospheric story about transformation and trancendence of the soul Isley is being taken by grandious past of Egypt The difficult part to accept for our main character is that his friend is still here, but not com This is a horror novella written in 1914 It s one of Blackwood s less popular works about a man telling his story about lost of his friend George Isley to the sublime It s not your typical story about ancient curses and grave robbers, what I honestly expected, but a melancholic and atmospheric story about transformation and trancendence of the soul Isley is being taken by grandious past of Egypt The difficult part to accept for our main character is that his friend is still here, but not completely, only physically This is not your classical scary and creepy horror story, it sabout building an atmosphere that is so unsetteling Feeling that it evokes is what stayed with me even after finishing the story The writting is so beautiful, poetic, you can emerse yourself in it The only problem I had with this story is that it s a little bit repetative I can understand, with that repetativness and somewhat lack of plot, why some people could find it maybe boring But if you like slow burning, melancholic and atmosphere building horror stories, give A Decent into Egypt a chance I think it s not included in Blackwood story collections, but you can find it online in pdf format it s public domain


  5. Edward Flaherty Edward Flaherty says:

    Everyone wonders about the history of Egypt as it reaches back beyond written history what is the magic of the landscape, the magic of the music Blackwood offers his take For myself, these are the roots of Om Khaltum.


  6. Marta Duò Marta Duò says:

    Cos scrive Lovecraft nel suo saggio L Orrore Soprannaturale Nella Letteratura Pur senza molta padronanza della magia poetica delle parole, egli Blackwood un maestro assoluto e indiscutibile dell atmosfera, e sa estrapolare quasi una intera storia da un semplice brano di descrizione psicologica Pi di qualsiasi altro, egli comprende come certe menti sensibili indugino sempre ai margini del sogno, e quanto sia relativamente superficiale la distinzione fra le immagini formatesi da veri ogge Cos scrive Lovecraft nel suo saggio L Orrore Soprannaturale Nella Letteratura Pur senza molta padronanza della magia poetica delle parole, egli Blackwood un maestro assoluto e indiscutibile dell atmosfera, e sa estrapolare quasi una intera storia da un semplice brano di descrizione psicologica Pi di qualsiasi altro, egli comprende come certe menti sensibili indugino sempre ai margini del sogno, e quanto sia relativamente superficiale la distinzione fra le immagini formatesi da veri oggetti e quelle sollecitate dalla fantasia.Trovo queste parole quanto mai adatte a questo lavoro di Blackwood l ho acquistato consapevole del fatto che non fosse annoverato tra i suoi migliori lavori, tuttavia ho un a sconfinato verso l antico Egitto, soprattutto se filtrato attraverso la letteratura dell orrore Perch dunque ho messo 3 stelle Vedete, queste pagine racchiudono atmosfere molto suggestive lo spirito immortale dell Egitto che ammalia e cattura gli animi inquieti e li fa propri, il deserto di una monotonia ossessiva e grigia in cui le citt moderne spiccano come misere mosche su una carcassa imponente tutto molto bello ma, Blackwood, basta ripetermelo per triliardi di volte Ho capito, piace anche me questa immagine, per basta, vuoi Le descrizioni degli stati d animo del protagonista sono di una confusione incredibile, appena terminata la lettura mi sentivo svuotata di ogni capacit intellettiva Ok, vedi lo spirito dell Egitto che ti sovrasta e i tuoi amici che a tratti sembrano incarnare antiche divinit , ma un trip di acidi pi comprensibile Tutti questi problemi, come dice Lovecraft, derivano appunto dalla scarsa padronanza di Blackwood della magia delle parole a immagini evocative non corrisponde un linguaggio adeguato, che riproponga ossessivamente gli stessi concetti ma variandoli di intensit.Riprover in futuro a leggere qualche lavoro pi osannato


  7. Valky Salinas Valky Salinas says:

    I really liked the writing in this one The descriptions are beautiful and evocative Some passages are very surreal and have an extremely mysterious atmosphere that I enjoyed My only complaint about this novella would be that it s somewhat slow and repetitive at times Other than that, it s pretty good.


  8. LucianTaylor LucianTaylor says:

    My second favorite of Blackwood after The Man Who the Trees Loved


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