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Discovering Classic Fantasy Fiction: Essays on the Antecedents of Fantastic Literature

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Borgo Pr (September 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557420866
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557420862
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
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About the Author

Darrell Schweitzer lives in Philadelphia, PA. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars contents... Feb. 20 2013
By Carnack - Published on
Format: Paperback
Introduction / by Darrell Schweitzer --
Lord Dunsany : the career of a fantaisiste / by S.T. Joshi --
James Branch Cabell : no fit employment for a grown man / by Don D'Ammassa --
Mervyn Wall and the comedy of despair / by Darrell Schweitzer --
John Collier, fantastic miniaturist / by Alan Warren --
A. Merritt : a reappraisal / by Ben P. Indick --
Villains of necessity : the works of E.R. Eddison / by Don D'Ammassa --
Subtle perceptions : the fantasy novels of Algernon Blackwood / by Jeffrey Goddin --
David Lindsay and the quest for Muspel-fire / by Galad Elflandsson --
Classic American fairy tales : the fantasies of L. Frank Baum / by Neal Wilgus --
Henry Kuttner : man of many voices / by Don D'Ammassa --
Of the master, Merlin, and H. Warner Munn / by Don Herron.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Compilation of Fantasy Criticisms Nov. 3 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Edited by Schweitzer, this book contains 11 essays on as many "early" fantasy writers, including Lord Dunasny, James Branch Cabell, Mervyn Wall, John Collier, A. Merritt, E. R. Eddison, Algernon Blackwood, David Lindsay, L. Frank Baum, Henry Kuttner and H. Warner Munn. Anyone interested in these Pre-Tolkien fantasists and their works, or simply have had enough of the overly-dominant Tolkiensque flavor that shadows the genre today will do well to buy and read this book. As usual, this trade paperback published by Wildside Press has an very ugly cover, but it's the contents that matter.