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READ Ý The Book of Wonder Sh tapestry of language conjuring images of people places and things which cannot possibly exist yet somehow ring true They are in short full of wonder Together with Dunsany's other major collections A Dreamer's Tales and Tales of Three Hemispheres they are a necessary part of any fantasy collection. Absolutely charming Highly recommended Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate: How a Small Investor Can Make It Big language conjuring images of people places and things which cannot possibly exist yet somehow ring true They are in short full of wonder Together with Dunsany's other major collections A Dreamer's Tales and Tales of Three Hemispheres they are a necessary part of any fantasy collection. Absolutely charming Highly recommended

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READ Ý The Book of Wonder Not only does any tale which crosshatches between this world and Faerie owe a Founder's Debt to Lord Dunsany but the secondary world created by JRR Tolkien from which almost all fantasylands have devolved also took shape and flower from Dunsany's example The Encyclopedia of Fantasy Most fantasy enth. Geek that I am I actually read this to prepare for the Tolkien Professor s Faerie Fantasy podcast seminar that covers the book I am rather conflicted about Dunsany in general and this book in particular After finishing the first half I found that The Book of Wonder or less confirmed for me my initial impressions of Dunsany gathered when I first read The Hashish Man and Other Stories many years ago Namely that while Dunsany is an excellent prose stylist and creator of many arresting images in his short tales there is still something missing The missing elements are pretty major plot and character Of the first few stories only The Bride of the Man Horse and Miss Cubbidge and the Dragon of Romance struck me with their images and ideas in a meaningful way the others came across as fragments that may have presented some interesting imagery but they were not enough to really maintain my interest As I continued on with the second half of the book however I started to feel that maybe these arresting images were enough and the stories seemed to gather steamIn many ways Dunsany in his short tales at least has always been for me less a writer and a painter of prose pictures Many of his tales from The Book of Wonder are probably best taken in conjunction with the lush and beautiful drawings of them made by Sydney Sime since it often felt to me like they didn t really have a beginning or an end though they generally gave me a vivid picture of some arresting image or idea Whether this was the gloomy house of the doomed Sphinx the majestic and exhilarating ride of the centaur Shepperalk or the final hopeless venture of the thief Thangobrid we are given by Dunsany what amounts to a painting in words but it isn t a story or it is only part of one When a writer like Tolkien makes an offhand reference to some other place or person in his tales it carries with it the weight of a true tale and the depth of history we know that it isn t merely a colourful name inserted for flavourwith Dunsany I do not always get this impressionThe comparison to pictures is instructive in that it points out both Dunsany s strengths and his weaknesses He is a vivid writer of poetic prose able to evoke emotions and an almost painful nostalgia for the magical and the dreamlike a yearning for what has been or soon will be lost On the other hand he can be at his worst two dimensional I think this is why I have always preferred Dunsany s longer works such as The Charwoman s Shadow or The King of Elfland s Daughter to his shorter ones In these longer works he is constrained by the demands of his form to have at least the semblance of plot and character and even the minimal skeleton he builds in this regard is enough to carry his lush prose and beautiful images beyond being mere pictures They now have context that makes the heartsick longing meaningfulAnd yetand yet As I finished this volume I kept coming back to the ability of Dunsany as a prose stylist At first I was content with the thought that I should simply treat my visits to his work as a trip to a fantastic museum where I would be treated to some startling paintings or better yet a sampling from the amuses bouches of a master confectioner that may give me food for thought and a sip from an inexplicable draught but for real nourishment I would have to look elsewhere As I finished the volume however I felt that I had to perhaps re evaluate this position Tales like The Hoard of the Gibbelins How Nuth would have Practiced his Art upon the Gnoles How One Came as was Foretold to the City of Never and especially the somewhat thematically twinned tales The Coronation of Mr Thomas Shap and The Wonderful Window either seemed to come together coherently as stories or had such well expressed ideas and images of wonder that I had to admit that Dunsany had achieved something meaningful here I still think that if I want lush prose and vivid weird imagery I am likely to go to Clark Ashton Smith who married these strengths 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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (The Book of Wonder) READ & DOWNLOAD Ù STATUSWHATSAPP.CO Ù Lord Dunsany READ & DOWNLOAD The Book of Wonder CONTENTSPREFACETHE BRIDE OF THE MAN HORSEDISTRESSING TALE OF THANGOBRIND THE JEWELLERTHE HOUSE OF THE SPHINXPRO

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  • Paperback
  • 120
  • The Book of Wonder
  • Lord Dunsany
  • English
  • 06 March 2020
  • 9781587156373