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Re-twisting the Clay Frank Walford and the 'Blue Mountaineers' The Reception of Twisted Clay Twisted Clay Acknowledgements
Twisted Clay is a gruesome study of progressive insanity, but the study is obviously subordinate to a desire to excite and horrify. -- H.M Green
Born in 1882 in Balmain Sydney, Australia, Frank Walford was a buffalo hunter and crocodile shooter in his youth, later becoming a journalist and editor. He was a prolific writer whose short stories were dramatized on Australian radio. He died in 1969.
It contains some horrible scenes equal to the worst in Dracula The Western Mail A prose nightmare, tinged with Poe and Baudelaire substance. Mirror (NY) This work will probably be regarded as one of the most notable books of the year. It merits numerous superlatives, such as most peculiar, most gruesome, most forceful. Daily News (Dayon OH) Sensational study of a doomed, abnormal girl in her fight to maintain a warped personality against a world in her torturing journey along the misty and terrifying by-ways of progressive insanity. News (Baltimore, MD)