Here’s some Lord Dunsany to perform…

I’m currently in Oklahoma visiting a collaborator, so my time is rather short.  While I’m away, I’ve been reading through Lovecraft’s Supernatural Horror in Literature, and came across descriptions of some of the short plays of Lord Dunsany (1878-1957).  They’re really quite good; I can heartily recommend (as did Lovecraft) the plays A Night at an Inn and The Gods of the Mountain.

Both plays tell a story of unscrupulous characters whose actions bring down retribution from the gods, and not those wishy-washy “turn the other cheek” type gods — we’re talking the old-style, pissed-off and foul-tempered gods.

Now I’ve got an urge to go home and watch my DVD of Daimajin movies again.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a sample.

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One Response to Here’s some Lord Dunsany to perform…

  1. Pingback: Lord Dunsany’s Pegana | Skulls in the Stars

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