Wormwood # 17 is due to be published shortly and contains Joel Lane's new insights on the work of H.P. Lovecraft, as well as essays on Gabriele d’Annunzio's poetry, Reginald Hodder, Ernest Bramah’s Max Carrados, Donald Armour’s Swept & Garnished, Robert Aickman's plays and an Overview of American Decadence, and our usual columns 'Under Review' by Reggie Oliver, ' Late Reviews' by Doug Anderson and 'Camera Obscura'.
Wormwood 17 also includes a fascinating article by Doug Anderson about Robert Aickman's plays. These are a completely unknown part of Aickman's literary work for almost all readers, and Doug helpfully summarises the plays and comments on their themes. As Doug concludes, drama probably wasn't the right form for Aickman's imagination, but even so it is intriguing to learn more about his work here.
By a frustrating oversight, Doug's essay was not included on the cover or contents page of this issue. However, readers should certainly not miss this opportunity to find out about such rare Aickmaniana.
The Portswick Imp – Michael W. Thomas
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