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by Lord Dunsany AS HE CRAWLED from the tombs of the fallen a worm met with an angel. And together they looked upon the kings and kingdoms, and youths and maidens and the cities of men. They saw the old men heavy in their chairs and heard the children singing in the fields. They saw far wars and warriors and walled…
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by Lord Dunsany IT WAS THE VOICE of the flowers on the West wind, the lovable, the old, the lazy West wind, blowing ceaselessly, blowing sleepily, going Greecewards. “The woods have gone away, they have fallen and left us; men love us no longer, we are lonely by moonlight. Great engines rush over the beautiful…
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by Lord Dunsany FAME, AS SHE walked at evening in a city saw the painted face of Notoriety flaunting beneath a gas-lamp, and many kneeled unto her in the dirt of the road. “Who are you?” Fame said to her. “I am Fame,” said Notoriety. Then Fame stole softly away so that no one knew…
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by Lord Dunsany “SEEING,” they said, “that old-time Pan is dead, let us now make a tomb for him and a monument, that the dreadful worship of long ago may be remembered and avoided by all.” So said the people of the enlightened lands. And they built a white and mighty tomb of marble. Slowly it rose under the…
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The year is 1990. A twelve-year-old girl, ARIANNE, and her FATHER are seated in a restaurant in Rockwell, Illinois (formerly Bloomington). [Waitress enters with a tray of food] WAITRESS: Here you go: a veggie burger deluxe for the young lady, a power salad for her dad, and two Original-Recipe Fanta…
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Essays

Is the purge and intolerance of even mildly nationalist thought — or any kind of thought that does not slavishly toe the Jewish/multiracialist line — as bad in other genres as it is in the fantasy genre? by David Sims HERE IS MY original post on Best Fantasy Books Forum (BFBF): I found this…
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by Lord Dunsany “SEEING,” they said, “that old-time Pan is dead, let us now make a tomb for him and a monument, that the dreadful worship of long ago may be remembered and avoided by all.” So said the people of the enlightened lands. And they built a white and mighty tomb of marble. Slowly it rose under the…
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Fiction

Was the great Anglo-Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany giving a poetic warning to the West in this 1916 story? by Lord Dunsany
from The Last Book of Wonder, John W. Luce & Co., 1916 EDITOR’S NOTE: Dunsany (rhymes with ‘rainy’) was an enigmatic man — and a writer of some of…
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Essays

by Frederick Dixon I SUPPOSE I’m like most men in that shopping is not a favourite chore; as far as possible I try to decide exactly what I want, go in and get it and come out as quickly as possible. But, being a bookworm, I make an exception for bookshops and will browse at length before coming out, very often,…
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FictionKevin Alfred Strom

Was the great Anglo-Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany giving a poetic warning to the West in this 1916 story? by Lord Dunsany
from The Last Book of Wonder, John W. Luce & Co., 1916 EDITOR’S NOTE: Dunsany (rhymes with ‘rainy’) was an enigmatic man — and a writer of some of…
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