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The Life and Works of David Lindsay

The Life and Works of David Lindsay

Colin Wilson
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  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521034012

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  • David Lindsay was a writer of fantasy fiction who died in 1945. He belongs to the tradition of modern fantasy, as distinct from science-fiction, which has its roots in the writings of, amongst others, George Macdonald, and has been maintained in the work of Charles Williams, Mervyn Peake and J. R. R. Tolkien. Lindsay took up a writing career rather late in life, however his name was known within literary circles and two eminent writers expressed their admiration for his work: L. H. Myers and C. S. Lewis. Indeed, Lewis wrote that Lindsay's most famous book, A Voyage to Arcturus, had exerted a strong influence on his own work. Interest in Lindsay has been growing steadily, and in this book, Bernard Sellin has written a comprehensive survey of Lindsay's life and work, analysing the thematic patterns of Lindsay's settings, plots and characters. It will be read with profit by all those who are interested both in Lindsay and in the genre of fantasy literature.

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    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521034012
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.378kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Foreword Colin Wilson
    Author's preface
    Translator's preface
    Introduction
    1. The life and personality of the author
    2. Backgrounds, settings and places
    3. The human world
    4. The world of Crystalman
    5. The sublime world
    6. The Violet Apple and The Witch
    Conclusion
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Bernard Sellin, Université de Bretagne Occidentale

    Translator

    Kenneth Gunnell

    Contributors

    Colin Wilson

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