Berta Nash (essay date 1967)
SOURCE: "Arthur Machen among the Arthurians," in Minor British Novelists, edited by Charles Alva Hoyt, Southern Illinois University Press, 1967, pp. 109-20.
[In the essay below, Nash analyzes Arthurian elements in Machen 's The Great Return and contends that the short novel also contains themes characteristic of Machen 's supernatural tales.]
Arthur Machen, in his own words "the descendant of a long line of Welsh priests," has been classed by a modern scholar with the twentieth-century Arthurians, Charles...
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