Leave it to Dedalus to compile such a nice tribute to a totally (and totally undeservedly) neglected author. As the previous reviewer noted, Meyrink, while the center of a small cult in Europe and Latin America, seems almost unknown elsewhere. He's mostly remembered, if at all, for his novel "The Golem," an undisputable classic of weird fiction admired by the likes of Borges and Lovecraft. Sometimes compared to Franz Kafka (that other guy who wrote strange tales set in Old Prague), Meyrink really has a voice all his own - at once more decadent, mystical and absurd. This neat little compilation will appeal to hardcore fan or Meyrink newcomer alike - containing as it does choice excerpts from his previously published works as well as rare material never before available in english. Recommended to all fans of occult fiction as well as fans of the aforementioned authors, Machen, Poe and Hesse. Also, if you like this book, be sure to check out some of the other titles offered by Dedalus - a very unusual publishing imprint and I mean that the best way possible.