Episode 7: The Gods of Pegana

Lord Dunsany might be one of the most influential fantasy writers of all time, but he’s a lot less well known than Tolkein et al. Why is this?

And is his lack of fame justified? Find out in this week’s Shelf Bound Books.

Read the book at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8395

Further reading

We discussed the possible influence on Tolkein on the podcast – find out more here

And his influence extended toward the “Weird” as well

The always excellent Victorian Web has a great resources page on Lord Dunsany

Or read a different biography here

Read the famous Ursula LeGuin essay, “From Elfland to Poughkeepsie”. Discussion of Dunsany starts on page 149

Or read about Lord Dunsany’s chess variant

 

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