Happy New Year!


I’d just like to take a moment to wish everyone a happy and joyful New Year!

This blog has only been active for a little over 6 months but I feel we’ve done a lot of good work here in bring Hodgson to a wider audience.  Next year holds the promise of even more publications!  Not only will 2013 bring SARGASSO, the first magazine devoted to the life and work of WHH, but I know of several important Hodgson projects that are also in the pipeline for the coming year.  I can’t really talk about them at the moment but they are all very exciting and one particular anthology promises to put Hodgson on the scholarly map once and for all!  It’s going to be an amazing year!

1913 was, of course, an important year for Hodgson.  Not only did it see the first book publication of his Carnacki stories but it was the year of his marriage to Bessie Farnworth.  The happy couple moved to France soon after and would be there until the threat of war sent them back to England in 1914.  Sadly, we do not know what Hodgson thought of the war but his patriotism is evident by his insistence upon rejoining the British army after several injuries that could have allowed him to go back home.

With 1913, Hodgson enters the final stage of his life.  His greatest works are behind him by this point with all four novels, Carnacki, and major short stories having been written.  Although he would continue writing, nothing would equal the vibrant imagination of his earlier work.

And so we enter a New Year full of possibilities and opportunities.  I’d like to thank all of you for reading this blog, contributing your thoughts and material, and look forward to another year of all things Hodgsonian!

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6 responses to “Happy New Year!

  1. Daniel del Valle

    It’s great to see this site flourish. WHH deserves it and more. For the new year and “Sargasso”, I’d like to see a discusion about the language used by WHH in THE NIGHT LAND, which seems to disuade people from reading the novel. The language style WHH used is archaic and has its detractors, but also its defenders. Some readers even claim that skipping the first chapter helps in reading the novel. Yet most everyone agrees that WHH’s vision in this work is extraordinary. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m looking forward to do so soon.

  2. Mickey

    It feels like being at Verdun (or Ypres, if you like) with all the fireworks and petards exploding …
    I also wish Happy New Year to all normal and honest people; and for the bad ones, let them be consumed by a swine-like thing 🙂
    Hope you will keep this nice little site about my favourite author going on, Sam.

  3. Thanks for all your hard work and efforts at putting Hodgson on the fore front of many minds and revealing him in many lights and shadows. I am thrilled with this blog and looking forward to the publication of SARGASSO and all the will come of it was well. Happy New Year good fellow!!

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