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Maskull is accompanied by Gleameil, who has left her family because of the attraction of the music.

A Voyage to Arcturus

There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. A third of the way into his journey, Maskull encounters a violently sexual woman, murders her husband, demands her obedience, and then has her sing qrcturus song while they travel. The Rhetoric of Romantic Vision. Nightspore and Maskull follow Krag out into the street after Krag promises to show Maskull the world from whence the strange manifestation came.

It is clearly of a Gnostic bent with touches of the Biblical splattered about. To ask other readers questions about A Voyage to Arcturusplease sign up. It had become a common sheet of glass, through which the ordinary sky field appeared. This is going to be one of those books that is really hard to talk about.

Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay 3 42 Nov 09, His death from infection caused by a tooth abscess was unrelated to the bomb. In conclusion, whereas I was intrigued on my first reading, I love it after my second. The Flight to Linday. But that could only be because I lack the memory or intelligence to recall my past associations with those literature.


Leehallfae promptly falls ill and dies. Though in this hope I sometimes falter. David Lindsay was born in ; his father was a Scottish Calvinist and his mother English.

A Voyage to Arcturus, by David Lindsay

Oct 21, Jesse Kraai rated it did not like it Shelves: Not only did Manny mention it in his review of my book, Lisa: In any case, it is a mind fuck. He opened his eyes violently a dozen times, but on the thirteenth attempt he failed.

His inner debates are enhanced by the rapid pace, visual power and logic of the narrative. Or something like that.

Unbelieving at first, he is eventually convinced to see go along with him. It’s a good daviv of the hidden power this book contains.

It is a great lumbering, spiritually forgetful romp! Lewis whose Space Trilogy I found difficult enough going although he did thankfully include interesting stories to go along with the imaginative worlds and pindsay beings.

A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay

Sort of wearying, but the final payoff is worth the effort. Maskull initially treats the proposal as a joke, but accepts it when Krag shows him, lindssay a small but strangely heavy and potent lens, that Arcturus consists davvid two suns. The characters are principles, points of view.

He learnt German to read the philosophies of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Catice says he will leave Sant to meditate on Spadevil’s arguments, claims that Shaping is not Surtur, and sends Maskull away to the Wombflash Forest, in search of Muspel, their home.


A woman comes to him and exchanges blood with him making it easier for him to live on Tormance, and harder for herand says: Krag dropped onto the floor and rolled around on his back, kicking his legs in the air. He was brought up in London and Jedburgh in the Scottish borders. Think of the travails of Candide or better yet, of Gulliver’s Travels. After reading it the first time I didn’t think about it again for years, but someone recently mentioned it offhand and I began thinking about it.

Maskull goes to Swaylone’s Island, where Earthrid plays a musical instrument called Irontick actually a lake by night, and from where no one who heard it ever returned. It might just alter the way you think about things.

Did Lindsay go mad after writing Voyage to Arcturus? Lindsay’s passion for music is revealed in his hand-written letter decorating the fly-leaves of Savoy’s exquisite edition, lovingly designed with gold-leaf and Jean Delville paintings on the jacket by John Coulthart. Maskull beheld with awe the torpedo of crystal that was to convey them through the whole breadth of visible space.

I found A Voyage to Arcturus to be a long, slow, strange journey, but on the whole it’s one I’m glad to have taken: