The Complete Pegāna

The Complete Pegāna ➷ The Complete Pegāna Free ➭ Author Lord Dunsany – Bluevapours.co.uk Lord Dunsany is best known as a favorite of other writerssuch as H P Lovecraft, who counted him second only to Edgar Allan Poe as an influence on his work Lovecraft readers will be interested to know Lord Dunsany is best known as a favorite of other writerssuch as H P Lovecraft, who counted him second only to Edgar Allan Poe as an influence on his work Lovecraft readers will be interested to know that two ideas Lovecraft got from Dunsany werean artificial pantheon of gods and other entities Dunsany's Pegāna Mythos predates Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos anda cosmic vision of man as living on a tiny island of order amid a vast and chaotic universe Perhaps, as S T Joshi writes in the introduction to The Complete PDF/EPUB ² this collection, It is now time to appreciate Dunsany in his own right as a master fantasist whose prodigal imagination was equaled by few, whose prose style was a model of affecting simplicity, and whose bold philosophical vision remains challenging to the present day This edition includes the complete stories from The Gods of Pegānaand Time and the Gods , plus three other stories belonging to the Pegāna cycle Fiona WebsterContents:The Gods of Pegāna Of Skarl the Drummer Of the Making of the Worlds Of the Game of the Gods The Chaunt of the Gods The Sayings of Kib Concerning Sish The Sayings of Slid The Deeds of Mung The Chaunt of the Priests The Sayings of LimpangTung Of YoharnethLahai Of Roon, the God of Going The Revolt of the Home Gods Of Dorozhand The Eye in the Waste Of the Thing That Is neither God nor Beast Yonath the Prophet Yug the Prophet AlhirethHotep the Prophet Kabok the Prophet Of the Calamity That Befel YunIlara by the Sea Of How the Gods Whelmed Sidith Of How Imbaun Became High Prophet in Aradec Of How Imbaun Met Zodrak Pegāna The Sayings of Imbaun Of How Imbaun Spake of Death to the King Of Ood The River The Bird of Doom and the End Time and the Gods The Coming of the Sea A Legend of the Dawn The Vengeance of Men When the Gods Slept The King That Was Not The Cave of Kai The Sorrow of Search The Men of Yarnith For the Honour of the Gods Night and Morning Usury Mlideen The Secret of the Gods The South Wind In the Land of Time The Relenting of Sarnidac The Jest of the Gods The Dreams of a Prophet The Journey of the King Beyond the Fields We KnowessayIdle Days on the Yann A Shop in Goby Street The Avenger of Perdóndaris.

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life.

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    iOS for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever two ideas Lovecraft got from Dunsany werean artificial pantheon of gods and other entities Dunsany's Pegāna Mythos predates Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos anda cosmic vision of man as living on a tiny island of order amid a vast and chaotic universe Perhaps, as S T Joshi writes in the introduction to The Complete PDF/EPUB ² this collection, It is now time to appreciate Dunsany in his own right as a master fantasist whose prodigal imagination was equaled by few, whose prose style was a model of affecting simplicity, and whose bold philosophical vision remains challenging to the present day This edition includes the complete stories from The Gods of Pegānaand Time and the Gods , plus three other stories belonging to the Pegāna cycle Fiona WebsterContents:The Gods of Pegāna Of Skarl the Drummer Of the Making of the Worlds Of the Game of the Gods The Chaunt of the Gods The Sayings of Kib Concerning Sish The Sayings of Slid The Deeds of Mung The Chaunt of the Priests The Sayings of LimpangTung Of YoharnethLahai Of Roon, the God of Going The Revolt of the Home Gods Of Dorozhand The Eye in the Waste Of the Thing That Is neither God nor Beast Yonath the Prophet Yug the Prophet AlhirethHotep the Prophet Kabok the Prophet Of the Calamity That Befel YunIlara by the Sea Of How the Gods Whelmed Sidith Of How Imbaun Became High Prophet in Aradec Of How Imbaun Met Zodrak Pegāna The Sayings of Imbaun Of How Imbaun Spake of Death to the King Of Ood The River The Bird of Doom and the End Time and the Gods The Coming of the Sea A Legend of the Dawn The Vengeance of Men When the Gods Slept The King That Was Not The Cave of Kai The Sorrow of Search The Men of Yarnith For the Honour of the Gods Night and Morning Usury Mlideen The Secret of the Gods The South Wind In the Land of Time The Relenting of Sarnidac The Jest of the Gods The Dreams of a Prophet The Journey of the King Beyond the Fields We KnowessayIdle Days on the Yann A Shop in Goby Street The Avenger of Perdóndaris."/>
  • Paperback
  • 149 pages
  • The Complete Pegāna
  • Lord Dunsany
  • English
  • 06 November 2018
  • 9781568821160

10 thoughts on “The Complete Pegāna

  1. Stephen says:

    2.5 stars. One of the true pioneers of weird fantasy, I was really excited to read this collection of stories. Alas, I was a little disappointed and was hoping for better. I did read these stories very quickly so it could be that a more careful reading would yield a more favorable result.

  2. Mike says:

    This is a compilation of Dunsany's first two books of short stories, all of which are written in a style hovering between Lang's fairy tales and the King James Bible, which make perfect sense as these stories have same mix of didactism and strangeness you find in fairy tales and Old Testament stories. The editor, S.T. Joshi, points out that these were written shortly after Dunsany read some Nietzsche, and I imagine he must have read Thus Spoke Zarathustra, as his style is remarkably similar to the style of Thomas Common's translation. (I'd swear Dunsany was actually copying the Common translation of that book but it did not appear until a few years after The Gods of Pegana.)

    Having all the Pegana stories in one volume actually decreases the effectiveness of the stories in my opinion -- it encourages the reader to plow through the book rather than ruminate on them. While some of the stories are relatively straightforward, and others seem to defy analysis, for the most part the irony is thick and and the prose, while probably satirical of Yeats (who had a bit of a rivalry with Dunsany), is often worth savoring.

    Some critics have found these stories to be a bit shallow and criticize their lack of reverence, indeed some question whether Dunsany has any knowledge of religion and myth*, but I think that criticism betrays a failure to understand that these stories, while sometimes lacking a clear message or deep meaning, taken collectively work on multiple levels. The individual stories are interesting, occasionally moving, works of surreal fancy. As a cycle of myths, they depict a pantheon of utterly amoral and fickle gods, dramatizing the conflict of faith and reason in Dunsany's time (and ours). You would be hard pressed to find a more pointed parable of the nature of faith than The men of Yarnith, and the stories of a succession of prophets (Yonath the prophet, etc.) are excellent satires of religious authority and pride.

    *[For example, the Pegana panthoen does not mention agricultural or fertility gods, which at least one critic says shows Dunsany's lack of understanding of how real myths work. But Dunsany includes Wohoon (the lord of noises in the night) and a thousand other minor godlings. So is that a mistaken omission or wicked satire?]

    I'd give five stars to both The Gods of Pegana and Time and the Gods, but the compilation I'm reviewing here unfortunately has a number of defects that Joshi's generally good introduction does not quite make up for. First, the Sydney Sime illustrations of the original are lacking. Secondly, Dunsnay's own introductions are omitted. Lastly, Joshi's introduction, and the publisher's feckless efforts to present the stories as somehow belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos, distract the reader. Dunsany may not have been one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, but he deserves better than to be treated like a footnote to H.P. Lovecraft (who, indeed, admitted his own debt to Dunsany and made embarrassing attempts to copy his style). So, I'd only go with this edition if you have no better options available.

  3. Diana E says:

    About 100 years old, this book may have originated the archaic language in which some modern fantasy is written. It also has huge ideas, vivid new worlds, and descriptions of sensual beauty.

  4. Keith Davis says:

    Lord Dunsany created his own mythology and it is stunning. Our world is the dream of MANA-YOOD-SUSHAI who is kept asleep by the drumming of Skarl, but when he finally wakes our world will end a new world will begin. In the meantime the gods play a game in which Kib creates new things and Mung brings them to an end. The Eye in the Waste and The Revolt of the Home Gods are my favorites in the collection.

  5. James Pratt says:

    Weird, wild stuff from one of H.P. Lovecraft's early influences. Not for everyone but I found it mythic and fascinating. Fantasy fans who consider invented mythologies a major part of world building owe him a big debt of gratitude.

  6. Henrik Nielsen says:

    Contains some quite catching and original stories of creation and gods of the Pegana realm

  7. PenneyDreadful says:

    A passable edition of a peerless cycle of stories.

  8. Mntineer says:

    While I thought the prose was hard to read, Dunsany's influence in Lovecraft's Dreamlands stories is unmistakable. I'd recommend to anyone to take their time to parse Dunsany's writing.

  9. Alex says:

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