Discusses Ruskin’s only fairy tale as a successful work, reflecting his interest in Northern landscapes. Notes female symbolism despite a lack of female characters. Recounts how Ruskin’s psychological problems made him ambivalent toward, and eventually mistrustful of, fantasy.
Burns, Marjorie J.
"The Anonymous Fairy Tale: Ruskin's King of the Golden River,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 14
, Article 8.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol14/iss3/8
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021