--- Lisa Deutsch Harrigan <lisa@...
> Mythopoeic is Greek for myth making. Which is all
> Greek to me <g> Now that I've
> gotten that out of my system...
Hey,what do you have against Greek,huh?It's not that
hard...Of cource,I would be prejudiced,me being Greek
> What it means as far as we are concerned is that
> Glen was trying to find
> something that meant more than crass, commerical
> sword & sworcery type Fantasy
> (a lot of which was around in the late 1960's when
> the group was formed).
> Something that evoked Tolkien, but could include
> others, like Lewis & Williams &
> Dunsany & Kurtz (Catherine) & Beagle. See there was
> already a Tolkien Society,
> so if that was all you wanted to discuss, join them.
Actually,there are many of them...Too many to decide
which to join...I've joined 3-4 so far!
> But many of us wanted to
> read more and different types of fantasy, both old
> and new. But we wanted it to
> be the good stuff, not necessarily exactly like
> Tolkien, but something that had
> the special quality, that "Myth Making" feel to it.
Ah,yes!The Myth...Isn't that what we're all looking
> Yes, we've read a lot of junk looking for the gems,
> and one member's reject is
> another member's gem, but it keeps the meetings
Well,the thing is to keep an open mind,I
guess!Hey,does Charles DeLint count?He doesn't exactly
deal with myth in most of his work,rather "urban
fantasy",but he's really great!
"...When dreams don't become their people
People become their dreams..."
LOVE AND MONEY,"Hallelujia Man"