Beyond the Fields We Know

Lord Dunsany

Pan Books 1972
A book review by Danny Yee © 1992
Beyond the Fields We Know is collection of short stories (along with a few poems and one short play) selected from the works of Lord Dunsany. Dunsany was one of the outstanding fantasists of the first half of this century, though he is now little known. His stories are both elegant and whimsical, but it is the language that is really distinctive, or, to quote Ursula Le Guin, "completely inimitable". If you like Eddison or Peake or Tolkien's Silmarillion then you will enjoy Dunsany. If you don't like fantasy or are only into bad five part imitations of Lord of the Rings then this isn't for you.

March 1992

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%T Beyond the Fields We Know
%A Dunsany, Lord
%I Pan Books
%D 1972
%O paperback
%G ISBN 0345097440
%P x,299pp