Examines how Garner’s The Owl Service reflects events of the Mabinogion in modern terms. Pays particular attention to issues of parental possessiveness, control and expectation, and the need to break “deterministic patterns.”
"Breaking the Pattern: Alan Garner's The Owl Service and the Mabinogion,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 20
, Article 2.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol20/iss1/2
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021