Circular 12/25/19 (Yuletide Edition)

Regular readers of the site will be aware that circulars have been few and far between of late. That is not because I've discontinued the series, but simply because I've been focused on various other projects (namely music composition and writing). With that said—Merry Christmas! to all our readers and supporters. — K. E., Logos… Continue reading Circular 12/25/19 (Yuletide Edition)

Notes on Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature (1893)—II

† continued from part I §.08—Our author continues, remarking upon material modalities. "Unless an author takes the material on which he writes out of his own head, that is to say, from his own observation, he is not worth reading. Book manufacturers, compilers, the common run of history writers, and many others of the same… Continue reading Notes on Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature (1893)—II

Red Shadows (1928)

"This Solomon Kane is a demon from Hell, I tell you."   —Red Shadows, 1928 §.00 In the introduction to The Elements of Style (Strunk & White, 1999, p. xv.), the authors implore the reader thrice over to "Omit needles words!" Robert E. Howard's Red Shadows (first published in Weird Tales, August 1928)—the first of the Solomon Kane stories—follows… Continue reading Red Shadows (1928)

The Seal Maiden & The Spirit Cage; or, The Crow Of Coribahn

The Seal Maiden & The Spirit Cage; or, The Crow Of Coribahn (2019, PDF booklet) by Kaiter Enless | short story | fantasy Synopsis: A mysterious wayfarer chances across a isolated tribe and is tasked with freeing a young woman from a shaman's curse.  

The Highly Selective Dictionary For The Extraordinarily Literate (1997)

"The Highly Selective Dictionary can be thought of as an antidote to the ongoing, poisonous effects wrought by the forces of linguistic darkness—aided by permissive lexicographers who blithely acquiesce to the depredations of unrestrained language butchers."   —Eugene Ehrlich, Preface to The Highly Selective Dictionary For The Extraordinarily Literate. Eugene Ehrlich's The Highly Selective Dictionary… Continue reading The Highly Selective Dictionary For The Extraordinarily Literate (1997)

The First Book Printed In English-America

§.00 The first book known to have been printed in English-America is the Whole Book of Psalms (Bay Psalm Book, or, New England Version Of The Psalms) and was printed by Stephen Daye in Massachusetts, 1640 (20 years after the pilgrims landed at Plymouth). §.01 The New England settlers were partial to Henry Ainsworth's version… Continue reading The First Book Printed In English-America