Professor Helen Carr, Goldsmiths, University of London
This is a major contribution not only to our understanding of modernism's fascination with the supernatural, but of modernism's fundamental investment in modern magic. It breaks new ground by considering magic's importance for filmmakers and artists, novelists and poets. It is the most important book on the topic in over a decade.
Dr Stephen Ross, University of Victoria
Wilson's text provides an excellent rereading of modernism in the context of magic. It offers the reader wonderful background on a number of modernist authors and filmmakers.
Erin Hollis, California State University - James Joyce Quarterly, 50.4
[A] valuable contribution towards a deeper understanding of the interrelatedness of occult discourses and those of modernist art.
- Tessel M. Bauduin, Cultural History