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.
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Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022