The Promise of Air




      The Promise of Air
A light, easy reading piece of fantasy A true pulp classic escapist fare. Best Read [ The Promise of Air ] Author [ Algernon Blackwood ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Blackwood was born in Shooter s Hill today part of south east London, but then part of northwest Kent and educated at Wellington College His father was a Post Office administrator who, according to Peter Penzoldt, though not devoid of genuine good heartedness, had appallingly narrow religious ideas Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, as a newspaper reporter in New York City, and, throughout his adult life, an occasional essayist for various periodicals In his late thirties, he moved back to England and started to write stories of the supernatural He was very successful, writing at least ten original collections of short stories and eventually appearing on both radio and television to tell them He also wrote fourteen novels, several children s books, and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published He was an avid lover of nature and the outdoors, and many of his stories reflect this.English writer of ghost stories and supernatural fiction, of whom Lovecraft wrote He is the one absolute and unquestioned master of weird atmosphere His powerful story The Willows, which effectively describes another dimension impinging upon our own, was reckoned by Lovecraft to be not only foremost of all Blackwood s tales but the best weird tale of all time Unfortunately, Blackwood, who was familiar with Lovecraft s work, failed to return the compliment As he told Peter Penzoldt, he found spiritual terror missing in his young admirer s writing, something he considered all important in his own Among his thirty odd books, Blackwood wrote a series of stories and short novels published as John Silence, Physician Extraordinary 1908 , which featured a psychic detective who combined the skills of a Sherlock Holmes and a psychic medium Blackwood also wrote light fantasy and juvenile books The son of a preacher, Blackwood had a life long interest in the supernatural, the occult, and spiritualism, and firmly believed that humans possess latent psychic powers The autobiography Episodes Before Thirty 1923 tells of his lean years as a journalist in New York In the late 1940s, Blackwood had a television program on the BBC on which he readghost stories

Best Read [ 
      The Promise of Air
 ] Author [ Algernon Blackwood ] – heartforum.co.uk
  • Kindle Edition
  • 288 pages
  • The Promise of Air
  • Algernon Blackwood
  • English
  • 04 July 2019

10 thoughts on “ The Promise of Air

  1. Kari Trenten says:

    Ive started referring to ambient fantasy as a label or hashtag Ive used for many of my own stories The truth is this sort of story has been around for a lot longer than I have Stories of wonder, magic, and magical perception have drifted through our bookstores and libraries for years, slipping between genres of fantasy, literature, and literary fiction Few books embody this sort of storytellingthan The Promise of Air A man marries a woman who carries something of the spirit of air I ve started referring to ambient fantasy as a label or hashtag I ve used for many of my own stories The truth is this sort of story has been around for a lot longer than I have Stories of wonder, magic, and magical perception have drifted through our bookstores and libraries for years, slipping between genres of fantasy, literature, and literary fiction Few books embody this sort of storytellingthan The Promise of Air A man marries a woman who carries something of the spirit of air within her, something wonderful and birdlike Only she loses that wonder, becoming someone quite ordinary a...

  2. Perry Whitford says:

    Flow, fly, flow,Wherever I am, I go I live in the airWithout thought or care,Flow, fly, flow A man obsessed with birds defies his father and marries after a flighty couldn t resist it romance, but over time his wife, who he felt shared his inner desire, becomes decidedly grounded in her thoughts and behavior.Cue all many of metaphors and conceits about flight and song, references to bird life and air life etc I lost count with the usages of feather , nest and wing etc Joseph Flow, fly, flow,Wherever I am, I go I live in the airWithout thought or care,Flow, fly, flow A man obsessed with birds defies his father and marries after a flighty couldn t resist it romance, but over time his wife, who he felt shared his inner desire, becomes decidedly grounded in her thoughts and behavior.Cue all many of metaphors and conceits about flight and song, references to bird life and air life etc I lost count with the usages of feather , nest and wing etc Joseph Wimble has greater hopes for his daughter JoanThere s wings in the girl She ll teach them how to flyHe imagines a new awakening consciousness across the world, one which Joan instinctively understands and can sees from you guessed ita bird s eye viewBlackwood was a much admired writer of fantasy and weird fiction, though mostly in the short story format Th...

  3. Jien says:

    It is exactly like every other novel he s written and a number of his short stories Here again he expresses his own spiritual beliefs and tries to make a story in quotes because there s no discernible plot, again out of it with characters reflecting his views and turning out to be correct It s like a philosophical wish fulfillment story except that he consistently fails to see the self contradictions and circular reasoning in everything he is espousing This could be a textbook on bad It is exactly l...

  4. Chris says:

    Littlethan a philosophical treatise, the story can be described as family moves to the countryside and feels good about it The vast bulk of the writing is an attempt to sketch out the philosophical mindset of living like a bird Live in the present,...

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