“Lord Dunsany and His Work“


“Lord Dunsany and His Work“
   Essay (3,910 words); delivered as lecture to an amateur journalists’ group in Boston, December 1922. First published in Marginalia;rpt. MW
   This somewhat superficial survey of Dunsany’s work concludes with HPL’s declaration that modern science has destroyed traditional moral and aesthetic responses and that the “Dresden-china Arcadia” of Dunsany, and the creation of a deliberately artificial world of the imagination, may be a solution to the problem of art in the modern world. As such, the essay represents a significant stage in HPL’s evolution from classicism through Decadence to his final stage of cosmic regionalism.

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