- Maria Bouzani [mari_bou@...] wrote:
> Well,the thing is to keep an open mind,ISomewhere to Be Flying was on the short list for the Adult MFA this year and
> 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!
Trader <shudder> was on the long list in 98.
I think de Lint is definitely mythical. He just uses the apparatus of the
modern city to create his myth. Of course, his writing is really quite
variable, so the jury's still out (as far as I'm concerned) as to whether he
'counts' in relation to him being what Lisa was calling 'a gem'.
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reading them but just having them and moving them around and feeling the
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- --- Lisa Deutsch Harrigan <lisa@...> wrote:
>Hey,what do you have against Greek,huh?It's not that
> Mythopoeic is Greek for myth making. Which is all
> Greek to me <g> Now that I've
> gotten that out of my system...
hard...Of cource,I would be prejudiced,me being Greek
> What it means as far as we are concerned is thatActually,there are many of them...Too many to decide
> 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.
which to join...I've joined 3-4 so far!
> But many of us wanted toAh,yes!The Myth...Isn't that what we're all looking
> 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.
> Yes, we've read a lot of junk looking for the gems,Well,the thing is to keep an open mind,I
> and one member's reject is
> another member's gem, but it keeps the meetings
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!
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People become their dreams..."
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