Tag Archives: Arthuriana

2017 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists and A Review of “The Chapel of the Thorn” by Charles Williams

The Mythopoeic Award shortlist is out (see here). I’m not often at the same table as the cool kids on the newest and hottest fantasy lit–I’m just now reading Patrick Rothfuss, and wondering what I have done with my life … Continue reading

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Approaching “The Silmarillion” for the First Time

As brilliant as lovers of Middle Earth recognize that it is, there are few books as daunting as The Silmarillion. It is a dense and complex text of genealogies, places, and characters, each woven together with multiple names in multiple languages … Continue reading

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TTL 17: “The Son of Lancelot.” — by Brenton D. G. Dickieson

Originally posted on The Oddest Inkling:
Here is Post #17 in the Series on Taliessin through Logres! It’s a long one, but a good one. Please visit the INTRODUCTION to this series first, and here is the INDEX to the…

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Star Wars and the Sword in the Stone

Once you say it aloud, you start to see all the medeival stones slide into place: In what ways does Star Wars echo the Arthuriad? Even early on, before I had a fancy word for this sort of thing (intertextuality), I … Continue reading

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Sleepless Knights by Mark H. Williams

What kept King Arthur up at night? I bet people have been wondering about this all these centuries. After all, defining a nation, revolutionizing social culture, conquering the world, defending against cuckoldry, protecting your kingdom against your evil witch sister, … Continue reading

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On Reading The Faerie Queene for the First Time

The Faerie Queene fits in the category of important books so big that they often stay in our “to read” pile for years on end. I still haven’t read Ulysses by Joyce, which is only as long as a Stephen … Continue reading

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A Review of “The Chapel of the Thorn,” a lost Charles Williams play by Sørina Higgins

Libraries are sacred spaces. I have had the opportunity to make pilgrimage to some of these storied cathedrals. I sat in contemplation at the Edwin W. Brown Collection at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, not even sure what I would … Continue reading

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