Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 409
- David wrote:
> Poe is a far betterabout the
> writer than Lovecraft, in my humble opinion. I think I like his novel
> ship that heads for the antarctic best, can't think of the title at themoment.
>_The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym_ by Poe. It's interesting to read it in
conjunction with Lovecraft's Anarctic novel _At the Mountains of Madness_
and Garrard's _The Worst Journey in the World" -- a memoir of the Scott
expedition. As you might imagine from this -- I'm "into" Anarctic books. I
also liked Beryl Bainbridge's novel _The Birthday Boys_ -- not a fantasy,
she drew on Garrard. LeGuin mentions Garrard in an essay somewhere & wrote
a story about a group of women getting to the pole before the men but not
saying -- I can't remember it's name.
I like Dunsany's stories better than the longer works -- for example, _Time
and the Gods_ -- is that it's name?