Dunsany & Awards
- Paul Labaki wrote:
>I've read a few of the Gods of Pegana stories, but they haven'tNow that you have the big British volume, Paul, try reading some of the
>grabbed me like The King of Elfland's Daughter. I will, however, get back
later stories. _The Gods of Pegana_ was Dunsany's first book, and it's
deliberately stark. I'd recommend in particular _The Sword of Welleran_
and _A Dreamer's Tales_. "The Kith of the Elf-Folk" from the former book
is one of my favorites of all Dunsany stories, and very similar in its
lyrical spirit to _The King of Elfland's Daughter_.
>"Paul F. Labaki" wrote:Margaret is correct that it's the scholarly books that have a three-year
>> I'm, right now, in the middle of Lord Dunsany's _The King of Elfland's
>> Daughter_. If it is eligible, I'd like to nominate for the adult fiction
>> catagory. Del Rey republished it in 1999. I'm not sure I'm remembering
>> correctly, but I think books published in the last three years are eligible,
>> are they not?
>I'll doubtless be corrected if I'm wrong, but I believe only
>books =originally= published in the past year are eligible for
>the fiction categories. (So even if the Dunsany had been
>reprinted in 2000, it wouldn't be eligible.) It's the awards for
>scholarly books that have the longer time limit, IIRC.
eligibility. However - and potential nominators should please remember
this - current reprints (for this year's awards, ones from 2000) =ARE=
eligible for the adult fiction award, so long as no previous edition was a
finalist. The purpose of this rule is to allow a second chance to books
which may have been overlooked on first publication.
Usually such books are nominated on the basis of first paperback, or first
U.S. edition of a foreign book. But there's nothing to prevent nominations
of older books. Dahlov Ipcar's _A Dark Horn Blowing_ was 20 years old when
it was nominated for a reprint when I was administrator. Some felt this
was pushing it; others considered it a neglected classic that was better
than the new books.
P.S. I am now posting from dbratman@.... My previous address,
dbratman@..., will soon disappear. Correspondents will please
- Thank you, David. I'll take your suggestions and move on from there.
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> Now that you have the big British volume, Paul, try reading some of the
> later stories. _The Gods of Pegana_ was Dunsany's first book, and it's
> deliberately stark. I'd recommend in particular _The Sword of Welleran_
> and _A Dreamer's Tales_. "The Kith of the Elf-Folk" from the former book
> is one of my favorites of all Dunsany stories, and very similar in its
> lyrical spirit to _The King of Elfland's Daughter_.