Praise for the Ægypt sequence:
"With Little, Big, Crowley tested himself as America’s maximum dwelling author of myth. Ægypt confirms that he's certainly one of our best residing writers, period."
"A dizzying event, accomplished with unerring safeguard of technique."
—The ny instances ebook Review
"A grasp of language, plot, and characterization."
"The additional in you pass, the larger it gets."
"The writing this is complicated and considerate, allusive and ironic. . . . Ægypt bears many resemblances, incidental and substantive, to Thomas Pynchon’s fantastic 1966 novel The Crying of Lot 49."
"An unique moralist of an analogous giddy heights occupied through Thomas Mann and Robertson Davies."
—San Francisco Chronicle
This is the fourth novel—and much-anticipated conclusion—of John Crowley’s impressive and lauded Ægypt series: a dense, lyrical meditation on background, alchemy, and reminiscence. Spanning 3 centuries, and weaving jointly the tales of Renaissance magician John Dee, thinker Giordano Bruno, and present-day itinerant historian and author Pierce Moffitt, the Ægypt series is as richly major as Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet or Anthony Powell’s Dance to the track of Time. Crowley, a grasp prose stylist, explores adjustments actual, magical, alchemical, and private during this epic, fairly American novel the place the prior, current, and destiny mirror every one other.
"It is a piece of serious erudition and deep humanity that's as superbly composed as any novel in my experience."
—Washington put up ebook World
"An unpredictable, free-flowing, sui generis novel."
—Los Angeles Times
"With Endless Things and the finishing touch of the Ægypt cycle, Crowley has developed one of many most interesting, so much welcoming stories modern fiction has to supply us."
"Crowley’s unusual type of delusion: a wide awake alternative for the magic within which you don’t rather think any more."
—London overview of Books
"A appealing palimpsest as complicated, mysterious and unreliable as human memory."
"This yr, whereas hundreds of thousands of Harry Potter lovers celebrated and mourned the top in their favourite sequence, a way smaller yet no much less dedicated team of readers marked one other literary milestone: the e-book of the final booklet in John Crowley’s Ægypt Cycle."
"Crowley’s eloquent and appealing end to his Ægypt tetralogy reveals pupil Pierce Moffet nonetheless trying to find the legendary Ægypt, an alternative fact of magic and marvels which were encoded in our personal world’s myths, legends and superstitions. Pierce first intuited the realm’s lifestyles from the paintings of cult novelist Fellowes Kraft. utilizing Kraft’s unfinished ultimate novel as his Baedeker, Pierce travels to Europe, the place he spies tantalizing strains of Ægypt’s mysteries within the Gnostic teachings of the Rosicrucians, the mysticism of John Dee, the revolutionary concepts of heretical priest Giordano Bruno and the “chemical marriage ceremony” of 2 17th-century monarchs in Prague. Like Pierce’s travels, the ultimate vacation spot for this contemporary delusion epic is sort of incidental to its telling. With fantastic dexterity, Crowley (Lord Byron’s Novel) parallels a number of tale traces unfold throughout centuries and unobtrusively deploys routine symbols and motifs to express a feeling of natural wholeness. while Pierce’s quest ends on a satisfying own notice, this terrific story comes complete circle to enhance its undying issues of transformation, new edition and immortality."
Locus Award finalist
John Crowley was once born within the safely liminal city of Presque Isle, Maine. His most modern novel is Four Freedoms. He teaches artistic writing at Yale collage. In 1992 he got the Award in Literature from the yank Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He reveals it extra pleasant that most of his paintings remains to be in print.