Eckermann’s Instruction—Goethe On Aesthetic Valuation

"Taste is only to be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good, but of the truly excellent. I, therefore, show you only the best works; and when you are grounded in these, you will have a standard for the rest, which you will know how to value, without overrating them. And I show you… Continue reading Eckermann’s Instruction—Goethe On Aesthetic Valuation

The Lost Continent (1968)

§.00 The Lost Continent (a 1968 Seven Arts-Hammer Film production, based loosely upon Dennis Wheatley's Uncharted Seas) opens with a wheezy, breezy organ-laden lounge track by The Peddlers—vaguely reminiscent of the club music in Melville's Le Samouraï—murmuring over the introductory credits. The song (which I found quite catchy) is, in its languid, slightly seedy tone, at… Continue reading The Lost Continent (1968)

Fiction Recap 2019 [#2]

Selection of fiction works we've published this year. July The Caretaker (Dan Klefstad / short story—chapter excerpt / horror, thriller) Hauptsturmführer Fillenius (Dan Klefstad / short story / horror, thriller) Riven Cage (K. E. / flash / horror) June Pen & Pedagogy (K. E. / flash / realism, satire) Roadkill (D. A. Estringel / short story /… Continue reading Fiction Recap 2019 [#2]

Dai-bosatsu Tōge, Book II (1929)

§.00 Book II of Dai-bosatsu Tōge (Great Bodhisattva Pass) by Kaizan Nakazato (translated by C. S. Bavier), begins directly after Shimada's decimation of the New Levies at the end of Book I, with Ryunosuke and Hama and their son, Ikutaro, who is yet still a babe (indicating that not much time has passed between the… Continue reading Dai-bosatsu Tōge, Book II (1929)

Solomon Kane (2009)

R | 1h 44min | Action-Adventure/Dark Fantasy | France/Spain/UK 2009 | USA 2012 At first he thought that it was the shadow of a man who stood in the entrance; then he saw that it was a man himself, though so dark and still he stood that a fantastic semblance of shadow was lent him by the guttering candle. —Robert E.… Continue reading Solomon Kane (2009)