My local skailine this morning that followed yesterday’s reading and reviewing HERE of THE MONK’S BIBLE by Harold Billings.
Skai: river (as in HPL), stream, torrent and, by assonance, sky.
“…and soon afterward he came to the great stone bridge across the Skai, into whose central pier the masons had sealed a living human sacrifice when they built it thirteen-hundred years before…” from ‘The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath’ (a novella that I review here).
THE STREAM & THE TORRENT
The Curious Case of Jan Torrentius and the Followers of the Rosy Cross: Vol.1
By Brian Howell
Photo by Zagava
Les Éditions de L’Oubli MMXIV
Previous ‘Les Éditions de L’Oubli’ in the modern age are shown here.
Previous reviews of all my purchased Zagava – Ex Occidente books are linked from here.
I shall report on my experience of this book in the comment stream below as and when I happen to read it.
It is a highly luxurious book, with 160 pages. “Limited to 86 numbered copies for sale, plus extra copies, which are reserved for private distribution.” Mine is numbered 25.
“Nobody else in the family found much time for an old man who seemed to be losing his mind. Ah, but what a mind to lose.”
— Damian Murphy (from The Salamander Angel)
I have long expounded on ‘the synchronised shards of random truth and fiction’ (please google the expression) ever since it was used as the sub-title of the Prime Books ‘WEIRDMONGER: The Nemonicon’ in 2003.
In the last few days I have been real-time reviewing ‘LETTERS FROM OBLIVION’ by Andrew Condous: a history of Bucharest’s historic Les Editions de L’Oubli published in 2014 by Bucharest’s modern Les Editions de L’Oubli. Here in this real-time review I stumbled on a replacement for the now obsolete ‘shards’ expression above and this is ‘both sides of the truth’ which, admittedly, is not an original set of words on my part. But posing it as a dilemma between those two sides of the truth with regard to the art of fiction I think there may be some new food-for-thought – for those who think about such things at all!
The modern day canon of the LES ÉDITIONS DE L’OUBLI to date:
Plus these three books that are also modern day LEDLOs from Bucharest:
The Aesthete Hagiographer by Derek John
All the above links are to my real-time reviews.