Because yesterday’s link post got a bit out of hand, I saved some for today.
Anna Kavan Symposium, London, September 11th, 2014. Details here.
Current Research in Speculative Fiction has put out a Call for Papers for its fourth conference, to held in Liverpool, June 20th, 2014
In My Other Life
I like it when my areas of interest intersect. Here, and here, Ernesto Hogan talks about Joaquin Murrieta, the inspiration for Zorro, and a person of interest to me because the first known novel by a Native American is The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murrieta, by Yellow Bird, also known as John Rollin Ridge.
Some of you will also know that I rate Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick very highly. Indeed, I have voluntarily read it several times. Via Strange Maps, here is a map of the voyage of the Pequod.
Creepy Gothic Ruins
So, it turns out that Ann Radcliffe may (or may not) have written her mother-in-law into her fiction.
And a bonus piece extolling the virtues of Gustav Meyrink’s The Golem
Clips and Stills
Fascinating article on the film of Peter Beagle’s The Last Unicorn. Which I have seen but found a little too sweet for my taste. I vastly prefer the book.
Jessie Tarbox, photographer of New York in the early twentieth century.
A Pencil That Lets You Use It Until The End of Its Lead, leaving you with a stub of wood that you can do nothing with.