R70-77: Time and the Gods

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R70-77:
Time and the Gods
 is the second book by Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin, and others.

The book was first published in hardcover by William Heinemann in September, 1906, and has been reprinted a number of times since. It was issued by the Modern Library in an unauthorized combined edition with The Book of Wonder under the latter’s title in 1918.

Dunsany had a brief preface in the original edition and added a new introduction to the 1922 edition.

The book is a series of short stories linked by Dunsany’s invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegāna. It was preceded by his earlier collection The Gods of Pegāna and followed by some stories in The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories.

The book was illustrated by Dunsany’s preferred artist Sidney Sime, who provided a range of black and white plates, the originals of which are still at Dunsany Castle. These were present in the 1906 and 1922 editions, not in the unauthorised collections and not in most modern reproductions.

The title is thought to have been influenced by Algernon Swinburne, who wrote the line “Time and the Gods are at strife” in his 1866 poem “Hymn to Proserpine”.

CONTENTS:

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“Preface”

“Time and the Gods”

“The Coming of the Sea”

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R71:

“A Legend of the Dawn”

“The Vengeance of Men”

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R72:

“When the Gods Slept”

“The King That Was Not”

“The Cave of Kai”

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R73:

“The Sorrow of Search”

“The Men of Yarnith”

“For the Honour of the Gods”

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R74:

“Night and Morning”

“Usury”

“Mlideen”

“The Secret of the Gods”

“The South Wind”

“In the Land of Time”

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R75:

“The Relenting of Sardinac”

“The Jest of the Gods”

“The Dreams of the Prophet”

“The Journey of the King Part 1-2”
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R76:

“The Journey of the King Part 3-7”

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R77:
“The Journey of the King Part 8-11”

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Reading 60-66: Supernatural Horror in Literature

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Reading 60-66:Supernatural Horror in Literature

Supernatural Horror in Literatureis a long essay by the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft surveying the topic of horror fiction. It was written between November 1925 and May 1927 and revised during 1933–1934. It was first published in 1927 in the one-issue magazine The Recluse. More recently, it was included in the collection Dagon and Other Macabre Tales(1965).

Lovecraft examines the beginnings of weird fiction in the gothic novel (relying greatly on Edith Birkhead‘s 1921 survey The Tale of Terror) and traces its development through such writers as Ambrose BierceNathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe (who merits his own chapter). Lovecraft names as the four “modern masters” of horror: Algernon BlackwoodLord DunsanyM. R. James, and Arthur Machen.

An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia terms the work “HPL’s most significant literary essay and one of the finest historical analyses of horror literature.” Upon reading the essay, M. R. James proclaimed Lovecraft’s style “most offensive”. However, Edmund Wilson, who was not an admirer of Lovecraft’s fiction, praised the essay as a “really able piece of work…he had read comprehensively in this field—he was strong on the Gothic novelists—and writes about it with much intelligence”. David G. Hartwell has called “Supernatural Horror in Literature”, “the most important essay on horror literature”.

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Episode 605: R Campbell, The Shan, & a book by M. Faun

Episode 605: R Campbell, The Shan, & a book by M. Faun

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Series 6 Episode 05

Ramsey Campbell
Insects of Shaggai
Severn Valley
Neon Golgotha by M. Faun

Hosted by DB Spitzer

DB talks about Ramsey Campbell, the Shan, and Neon Golgotha by M. Faun
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Episode 600: What is Weird Fiction?

Episode 600: What is Weird Fiction

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Episode 600

Series 6 Episode 00

What is Weird Fiction?

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DB talks about Weird Fiction and Feverish Fiction #5

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For a better understanding of weird fiction I recommend reading ST Joshi’s ‘The Weird Tale’, by University of Texas Press.

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