A. A. Attanasio and Tamlacht magazine

"The word Tamlaght or Tamhlacht in its original Gaelic form usually denoted a religious burial site that had evolved from an earlier pagan site." - Larry Doherty

Tamlacht was a small-press magazine published in the 1970's by Victor Boruta, devoted to H. P. Lovecraft and occult matters. A. A. Attanasio was a frequent contributor of writing, and his brother contributed art. It's pretty hard to find - occasionally you can find later issues on Ebay or Cthulhu Mythos-related sites. Edward P. Berglund kindly provided much of the following information from his own collection.


Tamlacht 2, vol. 2. No date given, includes Bryant, Roger. "Necronomicon". pp. 10-13, 15.
A piece trying to work out the chronology of the Necronomicon in Lovecraft's fiction, with special care paid to the "Olaus Wormius" controversy.

# 9 is undated; editorial by "A.A." is dated April 1971. Cover by Michael Gilbert. Legal-size. "published intermittently by Alfred Attanasio; Victor
Boruta". Contains book review of MAGICK IN THEORY AND PRACTICE by Aleister Crowley, as by "A.A. Attanasio". [When Berglund received this issue, #'s 1 - 8 were out of print.]

# 10 is undated; editorial (by Victor Boruta?) is dated July 2, 1971. Cover by Michael Gilbert. Legal-size. "published irregularly 4-6 times a year by Victor Boruta". Contains story "Upon the Edge of Winter" as by "A. Attanasio". ["Beowulf and the Supernatural" was by Joe Pumilia.]
# 12 is undated. Front cover by Beth Lefkowitz, photographed by Ronald Attanasio; back cover by Michael Gilbert. Letter-size. "published four times a year by Victor Boruta and Alfred A. Attanasio". Contains story "Fungi" as by "Al Attanasio". ["four times a year" means quarterly. # 13 was due out March 1, 1972. Therefore, # 12 was probably published in December 1971.]

# 13 is dated Mar 25, 1972 in the indicia. Cover by Patricia Quiqley. Legal-size. "published four times a year by Victor Boruta and Alfred
Attanasio". Contains essay "The Relationship Between Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and the Tarot" as by "Alfred Attanasio".

# 14 is undated. Cover by Ken Barr. A4 size [I think! Same size as Carl Ford's British zine Dagon] "published four times a year by Victor Boruta and Alfred Attanasio". Contains story "Slipstream" as by "Al Attanasio". [The indicia in # 13 stated that # 14 would be out June 10, 1972. Note: Issue # 14 has # 13 on the cover.]

# 16 is dated March 25, 1973. Cover by Patrick Owens. Letter-size. "published three (?) times a year by Victor Boruta". Contains nothing by
A.A. Attanasio. [A.A. Attanasio was no longer connected with the publication.]

# 17 is dated June 1, 1973. Cover by Mae Strelkov. Letter-size. "published three times a year by Victor Boruta". Contains nothing by A.A. Attanasio.

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