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The 20th Century Renaissance Man Who Pioneered Much of the Fantasy Genre


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The 20th Century Renaissance Man Who Pioneered Much of the Fantasy Genre

"100 years ago, an iconoclastic British author pushed the boundaries of fantasy fiction and inspired a Who's Who of writers from different corners of the genre: from Tolkien to Lovecraft; from Robert E. Howard to Jack Vance; from Michael Moorcock to Neil Gaiman, just to name a few. This video explores the works of Lord Dunsany and discusses what made him so influential and why he deserves to be read today. 0.01 Overview 3:14 Who was Lord Dunsany? 3:56 An unlikely writer 6:37 Literary reputation 7:42 Dunsany's style 10:05 Dunsany's themes 11:48 Early short fiction 17:24 Early novels 25:32 Jorkens tales 27:57 Later works 29:33 Dunsany's impact 31:37 Why forgotten today? 33:11 Where to find his works' from video introduction


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