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Why Do They Quote Shakespeare on Mercury?

E.R. Eddison‘s challenging and infectious epic, The Worm Ouroboros, has a curious set up. The story itself is about a series of adventures between various warring countries. To begin with, the names of these countries are odd. The primary battle … Continue reading

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The Imaginative Landscape of The Worm Ouroboros

The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison is one the most important early fantasy works of the twentieth century. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote: I read the works of Eddison, long after they appeared; and I once met him. I heard him in … Continue reading

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