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ISBN-10: 0786709286

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Not just one of the 20th century's so much artistic writers of supernatural fiction and writer of such masterpieces because the Willows and The Wendigo, Algernon Blackwood was once additionally an indefatigable vacationer, an incredibly renowned storyteller on radio and tv (he seemed at the first British tv application ever), and a undercover agent through the First global battle. extra to that, it used to be Algernon Blackwood, no longer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who originated the Starlight convey. A Buddhist and theosophist in addition to a member of the Order of the Golden sunrise, Blackwood consorted with mystics and magicians, who knew him as Pan, whereas those that overjoyed in his wealthy storyteller's voice and full of life humor affectionately referred to as him Uncle Paul. a few observed him as an historic baby, others as an finished athlete. He came upon time in the meantime to hobnob with the literary establishment—with the likes of Hilaire Belloc, P. G. Wodehouse, Compton Mackenzie, and H. G. Wells—and his paintings encouraged writers as diversified as Henry Miller and Carlos Casteneda. but the tale of this attention-grabbing, captivating, elusive, and enigmatic man's existence hasn't ever ahead of been informed. greater than two decades of analysis and numerous interviews with acquaintances and co-workers of the intense Algernon Blackwood, in addition to an in depth exam of his unpublished papers, stand at the back of this primary full-length biography of a author who, in accordance with The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, "delivered a better variety of magisterial shudders than extra sophisticated writers within the style ever attempted."

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