Looks at the subtle balance of mortality and immortality in this story and how Beagle resolves their opposition though what his characters learn (or don’t learn) from experiencing both states of being. Considers not just the novel but the sequel short story “Two Hearts” and Beagle’s script for the movie of The Last Unicorn.
""Two Sides of the Same Magic": The Dialect of Mortality and Immortality in Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 27
, Article 14.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol27/iss3/14
Copyright held by Artist
Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021