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The Green Book 10

The Green Book 10

Samhain 2017

Brian J. Showers (ed.)

Availability: In Print, Low Stock

“A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.” – Lord Dunsany, The Laughter of the Gods (1917)

Without question, Lord Dunsany (1878-1957) was one of the leading fantasists of the twentieth-century, fitting in somewhere between William Morris and J. R. R. Tolkien. As a writer he emerged fully formed, with an incomparable prose style and literary sensibilities that can only be described as sui generis. Dunsany’s writing is widely acknowledged as an influence on H. P. Lovecraft and Neil Gaiman, while his stories, novels, and plays are admired by luminaries such as Aleister Crowley, Arthur C. Clarke, Jorge Luis Borges, and Ursula Le Guin. And though Dunsany’s writing is held in high regard among readers of fantastic literature, his work is curiously not as widely read as it should be. Stranger still, despite Ireland’s obsession with claiming, reclaiming, and rediscovering its literary heritage, Lord Dunsany remains virtually absent from the Irish literary canon, dismissed by certain disengaged academics as “second-rate”, almost unavailable in bookshops, and often reduced to a walk-on part in the biographies of better known writers and artists.

Paperback edition limited to 250 copies.

Cover art by Jason Zerrillo
Editor’s Note by Brian J. Showers

ISSN: 2009-6089 (pbk)