The Birth of a Grand Fantasia

May 9th, 2011 by Sharkchild

Lord Dunsany wrote raw fantasy. His work is like wood before it has completed a house; it is like precious gold before it has been made into a ring. Within this book you will find the resources of fantasy—the bits and pieces of the imagination that have been the tools of so many writers lingering on after this ingenious author. I suggest that everyone who has an imagination of their own glimpse into the elaborate shards of the mirror of fantasy’s history with In the Land of Time: And Other Fantasy Tales (Penguin Classics) by Lord Dunsany so that they might know one of its fathers.

The Bureau d’Echange de Maux, The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth, and the stories born off of Go-by Street are my favorite from this collection. Read these for yourself—read all of the stories; you will not be disappointed.

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