22474Re: [mythsoc] Quick take on Lord Dunsany?
- Jun 28, 2011On 6/28/2011 9:48 AM, John Davis wrote:
> Would you consider Charles Williams a fantasy author?
I am not sure I would take seriously any definition of "fantasy" that
did NOT include Charles Williams. It is possible, I know (one common
definition includes the presence of dragons and/or unicorns, medieval
technology, fake Old British diction, and a wilderness-over-urbanism
jingoism) but as I said, "take seriously".
I have never connected with the fantasy of the era in question, except
possibly H. Rider Haggard and Edgar Rice Burroughs (each of whom is more
reasonably than Williams excluded from "fantasy"). The defect is without
question mine, and may yet prove amenable to repair.
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