Thursday, June 2, 2011

Charles Morgan, forgotten novelist

"There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand."          
  ---Charles Morgan

***Forgotten novelist alert***

Charles Langbridge Morgan (22 January 1894 – 6 February 1958), was an English-born playwright and novelist of English and Welsh parentage. The main themes of his work were romantic love, mysticism, and a longing for the timeless and sublime through telling the stories of idealistic and artistic protagonists.

Read more about him and his work here and especially here.

1 comment:

  1. And, if I may add a URL, here: -- the first website specifically dedicated to CM. (I, for my sins, run it, as best I can. . .)


"As soon as we express something, we devalue it strangely. We believe ourselves to have dived down into the depths of the abyss, and when we once again reach the surface, the drops of water on our pale fingertips no longer resemble the ocean from which they came...Nevertheless, the treasure shimmers in the darkness unchanged." ---Franz Kafka