Lord Dunsany: A Comprehensive Bibliography

Lord Dunsany: A Comprehensive Bibliography

by S. T. Joshi, Darrell Schweitzer
     
 

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Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (1878–1957) was a pioneering writer in the genre of fantasy literature and the author of such celebrated works as The Book of Wonder (1912) and The King of Elfland’s Daughter (1924). Over the course of a career that spanned more than five decades, Dunsany wrote thousands of stories, plays, novels, essays, poems, and

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Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (1878–1957) was a pioneering writer in the genre of fantasy literature and the author of such celebrated works as The Book of Wonder (1912) and The King of Elfland’s Daughter (1924). Over the course of a career that spanned more than five decades, Dunsany wrote thousands of stories, plays, novels, essays, poems, and reviews, and his work was translated into more than a dozen languages. Today, Dunsany’s work is experiencing a renaissance, as many of his earlier works have been reprinted and much attention has been paid to his place in the history of fantasy and supernatural literature.

This bibliography is a revision of the landmark volume published in 1993, which first charted the full scope of Dunsany’s writing. This new edition not only brings the bibliography up to date, listing the dozens of new editions of Dunsany’s work that have appeared in the last two decades and the wealth of criticism that has been written about him, but also records many obscure publications in Dunsany’s lifetime that have not been previously known or identified. In all, the bibliography has been expanded by at least thirty percent. Among this new material are dozens of uncollected short stories, newspaper articles, and poems, and many books, essays, and reviews of Dunsany’s work published over the past century.

Altogether, this bibliography is the definitive listing of works by and about Dunsany and will be the foundation of Dunsany studies for many years to come.

Editorial Reviews

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Known primarily for his literary contributions in the area of fantasy literature in the early 1900s, there has been a renewed interest in Lord Dunsany’s work in recent years, which is reflected in recent volumes published on this influential author, including Critical Essays on Lord Dunsany (Scarecrow Press, 2013) and Lord Dunsany, H.P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury: Spectral Journeys (Scarecrow Press, 2013). This volume is a revision a 1993 bibliography that provided a much-needed compilation of all of Lord Dunsany’s works. This volume has been updated to reflect dozens of new editions of Dunsany’s work and new titles that have been identified in the past 20 years. The new material includes short stories, newspaper articles, poems, books, essays, and critical reviews of Dunsany’s published works. The volume is arranged into three sections: Works by Dunsany in English; Works by Dunsany in Translation; and Dunsany Criticism. The work has been indexed by name, title, and periodical titles to make navigating the work easier for the user. This will be a useful volume for the literature collections of college and university libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810893139
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/16/2013
Series:
Studies in Supernatural Literature Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

S. T. Joshi edits the scholarly journals Lovecraft Studies and Studies in Weird Fiction and is the author of H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (1996), Gore Vidal: A Comprehensive Bibliography (Scarecrow Press, 2007), and H. L. Mencken: An Annotated Bibliography (Scarecrow Press, 2009). Joshi is the editor of the Studies in Supernatural Literature series for Rowman & Littlefield.

Darrell Schweitzer is the author of the first critical study of Lord Dunsany, Pathways to Elfland: The Writings of Lord Dunsany (1989) and editor of a volume of previously uncollected Dunsany stories, essays, and plays. He edits the classic fantasy magazine Weird Tales.

Joshi and Schweitzer are among the leading scholars of Lord Dunsany’s work.

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