February 1st, 2009

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Voyage to Arcturus

I have been asked why I admire David Lindsay's VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS, a novel written nearly a century ago, and read, as far as I can tell, only by CS Lewis, Harold Bloom, and me. No fitter word can I find that those I have written already in an unpublished (and quite possibly unpublishable) essay I wrote called 'The Lament of Prometheus.' This is the opening of the essay, and it can tell you what I liked about the book. I would have to write far more to tell you my misgivings or reservations.

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