Clark, Stephen J.
Title The Satyr.
Book Condition Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Passport Levant: Bucharest, Romania. 2010.
Seller ID 28687
Weird novella: illustrated by the author. Limited to 100 numbered copies. Note: this copy is unnumbered.
''1941, in the final throes of the Blitz, Austin Osman Spare becomes the only salvation for a traumatised artist who calls herself Marlene Dietrich, a fugitive from the ominous Institute for Gifted and Orphaned Exiles. Wandering the shattered streets of Southwark Marlene encounters a mysterious gentleman, Paddy Hughes. Consulting her portfolio of drawings as a talisman and aided by spirit lamps, they set out together across the ruined Borough in search of her lost mentor, a man called The Satyr. As Hughes falls under Marlenes spell he is initiated into the secret mythology of her birth from The Danube of her imagination. Unwittingly he becomes her protector while Ms Charnock, a wayward sister of the institute, pursues them, only to be drawn into her patients infernal odyssey. Refracted through the perspectives of the swindler Paddy Hughes, Ms Charnocks reports and Marlenes journals and drawings, the drama builds momentum towards a cataclysm foretold. Interspersed with Marlenes art, drawn by the author, The Satyr is a tale inspired by the life and occult oeuvre of Austin Osman Spare. A jewel of weird and occult literature.The Danube Remembering - The Danube Forgetting. As Above so Below.''