Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford (PDF)


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    William Beckford Ç 4 review Read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç William Beckford Read Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford Vathek William Beckford Edited with an introduction by Roger Lonsdale London Oxford university press 19701349 187 PagesVathek alternatively titled Vathek an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford It was composed in French beginning in 1782 and then transl

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    Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford (PDF) An odd book and not a completely successful one I cannot deny it a wealth of ironic observation and an elegant style but I believe the author indulges his hobbies and obsessions his Orientalism his ephebophilia his loathing of his mother and other termagants to an extent that distorts this tale of sensuality pride and and destruct

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    Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford (PDF) Caliph Vathek the ruler in fabulous Baghdad and its extended Empire the Middle East and AfricaGrandson of the illustrious Harun al Rashid but not his eual to say the least from the Arabian Nights fame this is fiction folks with only a very vag

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    Read Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford (PDF) A preposterous proto orientalist fantasia full of afrits genies harems and evil plots Based very loosely on the life of the ninth century caliph al Wathik it is structured around a Faustian deal with the devil – it's a fast read and tonally uite a strange one Obviously Beckford was enamoured of the 1001 Nights but his s

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    Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford (PDF) Read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç William Beckford There is a story behind my purchasing this book I occasionally bid on book lots at the local auction house Recently I bid on a box of books which looked rather interesting I managed to transpose the numbers and ended up with a different box

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    Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford (PDF) Underground palaces Concealed didacticism Homosexual indiscretions

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    Read Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford (PDF) Read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç William Beckford This is an 18th century Gothic novel written by an English author but written in the French language It's about an Arabian sultan who makes a deal with the devil which almost never ends well That's an odd mix of tags but this is an odd story It reminds me a bit of Castle Otranto but violent Just not my cup of tea

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    Read Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford Read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç William Beckford William Beckford Ç 4 review I seem to have embarked on a re exploration of the gothic genre After finishing a re read of The Castle Of Otranto by Horace Walpole a

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    Read Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford (PDF) Postmodernism has nothing on Vathek An absolutely bizarre Gothic tale rich in Orientalism and deviltry You may think that

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    Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford (PDF) First published in 1786 William Beckford's Vathek was apparently written in the span of 3 days which while it is not an extremely long book is still incredible given its sheer imagination It makes me wonder what

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Read Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford Read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç William Beckford William Beckford Ç 4 review Onihar whom he treacherously acuired on the way of Istakhar's primordial towers and terraces in the burning moonlight of the waste and of the terrible Cyclopean halls of Eblis where lured by glittering promises each victim is compelled to. A preposterous proto orientalist fantasia full of afrits genies harems and evil plots Based very loosely on the life of the ninth century caliph al Wathik it is structured around a Faustian deal with the devil it s a fast read and tonally uite a strange one Obviously Beckford was enamoured of the 1001 Nights but his story is also shot through with curious elements of his own and it all builds to an unusually dark ending Vathek is sometimes described as a Gothic novel and it does share some of those themes a sense of the supernatural a love of terror and other extreme emotions a wallowing in non mainstream religion But it s really very different from the usual sense of ruined Catholic castles and continental European gloom that one normally associates with Ann Radcliffe Horace Walpole Matthew Lewis et al Like the later orientalists Beckford was motivated by a curious and not unproductive mix of serious scholarship he studied Arabic and read intently in Islamic history the book is densely footnoted and prurient titillation In many ways Vathek s mood of sensual indulgence looks forward to consciously decadent writers of a hundred years later like Huysmans Vathek like Wilde s Salom was originally written in French and seems to have had a similarly powerful effect on subseuent French writersBeckford s own sense of decadence comes with a kind of sexual egotism which can feel comfortably thrilling at this distance but which at the time was probably concerning He had a taste for underage boys a predilection that as Hester Thrale noted in her diary is obvious throughout Vathek and he had the money to indulge his tastes he was staggeringly wealthy making about 100000 a year at a time when 400 500 was enough to live a life of leisure as a gentleman Add to this the fact that his money came from sugar plantations in Jamaica he gave speeches in parliament against abolishing slavery and one is left with a rather unpleasant sense of the man behind the bookBeckford had to flee England after he was caught with a thirteen year old boy in an interesting twist his seat in parliament went to Monk Lewis were all these MPs writing Gothic fiction and he emigrated to Switzerland where Gibbon in Lausanne organised for him to be publicly shunned But his novel did make waves and was adored by Byron whose The Giaour is heavily indebted to it The ending which takes places in the shadowy underground palace of Eblis is justifiably famous and impressively dark prefiguring a lot of modern horror all the way down to something like I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream although the lush setting and language stops it from being uite that bleak Overall it s not especially edifying but if you like the idea of literature written by pervy rich English bastards this is an obvious touchpoint

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Read Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford Read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç William Beckford William Beckford Ç 4 review Wander in anguish for ever his right hand upon his blazingly ignited and eternally burning heart are triumphs of weird coloring which raise the book to a permanent place in English letters H P Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literatu. Postmodernism has nothing on Vathek An absolutely bizarre Gothic tale rich in Orientalism and deviltry You may think that the modern era has corned the market in strange difficult texts but there is truly nothing new under the sun Vathek is stranger than strange

William Beckford Ç 4 review

Read Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford Read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç William Beckford William Beckford Ç 4 review The descriptions of Vathek's palaces and diversions of his scheming sorceress mother Carathis and her witch tower with the fifty one eyed negresses of his pilgrimage to the haunted ruins of Istakhar Persepolis and of the impish bride Nour. Vathek William Beckford Edited with an introduction by Roger Lonsdale London Oxford university press 19701349 187 PagesVathek alternatively titled Vathek an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek is a Gothic novel written by William Beckford It was composed in French beginning in 1782 and then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley in which form it was first published in 1786 without Beckford s name as An Arabian Tale From an Unpublished Manuscript claiming to be translated directly from Arabic 1978 1782

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  • Vathek AUTHOR William Beckford
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  • 08 October 2020
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