“Lilith is equal if not superior to the best of Poe.” – W. H. Auden.
“No other great literary work, perhaps, has ever dared its reader so boldly slam it shut and fling it out the window.” – David Melville.
“MacDonald, it seems, is not so much telling us a story as mining his reader’s subconscious—laying bare the fears and desires that lurk beneath the surface of other books, but are rarely allowed to break through.” – David Melville.
There is an extensive bibliography included with the annotated edition I have created, here are a few helpful articles from that bibliography.
- David Melville. “Beautiful Terrors: George MacDonald and Lilith.” The Bottle Imp, Issue 8, Nov. 2010.