Pathways to Elfland

The first ninety pages or so, the fruitless search of Alveric, and the final coming of Elfland into Erl are brilliant sequences. It is on the strength of these, no doubt, that the novel has endured, when others which are actually better ...

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781587151330

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Critical Essays on Lord Dunsany

Schweitzer, Pathways to Elfland, 79. 1. Joseph Addison, “The Faery Way of Writing,” Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004), 22. 2. J : R. R. Tolkien, “On Fairy-Stories,” The Tolkien Reader (New York: ...

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810892354

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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This collection of new essays and reprints of significant articles provides a comprehensive picture of Lord Dunsany’s contribution to fantasy fiction and world literature. These essays make a case for the continued study of this neglected but hugely influential writer.

Lord Dunsany

Darrell Schweitzer , Pathways to Elfland ( Philadelphia : Owlswick Press , 1989 ) , 66 . 2. Times ( London ) No. 42,637 ( 5 February 1921 ) : 8 . 3. Rebecca West , Time and Tide 2 , No. 23 ( 10 June 1921 ) : 554 . 4. Schweitzer , p .

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313294038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This is the first full-length study of Lord Dunsany's work. Dunsany (1878-1957) was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of the early 20th century and one of the critical figures in modern fantasy; a significant influence on Tolkien, Le Guin and others.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

“ The Horns of Elfland , Faintly Winding . " Crystal Ship , No. 14 ( 1988 ) , 10-20 . Darrell Schweitzer . Pathways to Elfland . Philadelphia : Owlswick , 1989 . -Darrell Schweitzer LAST AND FIRST MEN BY OLAF STAPLEDON ( 1930 )

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313329532

Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 1395

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A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

Pathways to Elfland: The Writings of Lord Dunsany. Philadelphia: Owlswick Press, 1989. GLAISTIG—see BANSHEE GNOLL—see DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, MONSTERS IN; ELEMENTAL GNOME—see ELEMENTAL; GREMLIN; HARRY POTTER, MONSTERS IN GOBLIN The goblin's ...

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317044253

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.

The Weird Tale

Baltimore: T-K Graphics, 1976. Rev. version reprinted in Discovering H. P. Lovecraft, pp. 91-112. Mercer Island, Wash.: Starmont House, 1987. (35) . Pathways to Elfland: The Writings of Lord Dunsany. Philadelphia: Owlswick Press, 1989.

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809531226

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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The leading critic of supernatural literature here examines the roots of the "weird tale" (as Lovecraft called it) through detailed examinations of five "founding fathers" of the genre: Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, and H.P. Lovecraft. The result is a thorough study of the art, craft, philosophy, and aesthetics of an enduring genre of fantastic literature.

The Occult Imagination in Britain 1875 1947

... Pathways to Elf Land: The Writings of Lord Dunsany (Philadelphia: Owlswick, 1989). The two collaborated on the extremely useful Lord Dunsany: A Bibliography (Metuchen, NJ and London: Scarecrow Press, 1993).

Author: Christine Ferguson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351168304

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Between 1875 and 1947, a period bookended, respectively, by the founding of the Theosophical Society and the death of notorious occultist celebrity Aleister Crowley, Britain experienced an unparalleled efflorescence of engagement with unusual occult schema and supernatural phenomena such as astral travel, ritual magic, and reincarnationism. Reflecting the signal array of responses by authors, artists, actors, impresarios and popular entertainers to questions of esoteric spirituality and belief, this interdisciplinary collection demonstrates the enormous interest in the occult during a time typically associated with the rise of secularization and scientific innovation. The contributors describe how the occult realm functions as a turbulent conceptual and affective space, shifting between poles of faith and doubt, the sacrosanct and the profane, the endemic and the exotic, the forensic and the fetishistic. Here, occultism emerges as a practice and epistemology that decisively shapes the literary enterprises of writers such as Dion Fortune and Arthur Machen, artists such as Pamela Colman Smith, and revivalists such as Rolf Gardiner

Speaking of the Fantastic II

They Never Found the Head NON-FICTION The Dream Quest of H. P. Lovecraft Lord Dunsay: A Bibliography (with S. T. Joshi) On Writing Science Fiction: The Editors Strike Back (with George Scithers and John M. Ford) Pathways to Elfland: The ...

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809510726

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Another selection of fascinating, informal conversations with the creators of Science Fiction and Fantasy, presented exactly as originally published.Here are authentic voices from 1983 through 2002: Peter S. Beagle, Octavia Butler, Philip Jose Farmer, Charles L. Harness, Michael Kandel, R.A. Lafferty, Jack McDevitt Tim Powers, Charles Sheffield, Susan Shwartz, Michael Swanwick, Evangeline Walton, Gene Wolfe, Jane Yolen, and George Zebrowski."

Weird Tales 291 Summer 1988

Further down the line are several more such books, plus Pathways to Elfland: The Writings of Lord Dunsany, from Owls- wick Press. Schweitzer is also working on a bibliography of Lord Dunsany, in collaboration with S.T. Joshi and Douglas ...

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809532070

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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The Summer 1988issue of Weird Tales showcases the work of Featured Author Tanith Lee and Featured Artist Stephen Fabian (who did all the artwork). Includes contributions from Morgan Llywelyn, Brian Lumley, and many more.

Fantasies of Time and Death

Pathways to Elfland: The Writings of Lord Dunsany. Owlswick Press, 1989. ———. Windows of the Imagination: Essays on Fantastic Literature. Wildside Press, 1998. Scott, Tania. Locating Ireland in the Fantastic Fiction of Lord Dunsany.

Author: Anna Vaninskaya

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9781137518385

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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This book reveals the unique contribution made by the three founding fathers of British fantasy—Lord Dunsany, E. R. Eddison and J. R. R. Tolkien—to our culture’s perennial reassessment of the meanings of time, death and eternity. It traces the poetic, philosophical and theological roots of the striking preoccupation with mortality and temporality that defines the imagined worlds of early fantasy fiction, and gives both the form of such fiction and its ideas the attention they deserve. Dunsany, Eddison and Tolkien raise some of the oldest questions in existence: about the limits of nature, human and divine; cosmic creation and destruction; the immortality conferred by art and memory; and the paradoxes and uncertainties generated by the universal experience of transience, the fear of annihilation and the desire for transcendence. But they respond to those questions by means of thought experiments that have no precedent in modern literary history. This book has won the '2021 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award' for Myth and Fantasy Studies.