Argues that though the series is incomplete at present, J.R.R. Tolkien’s concept of eucatastrophe and its dark twin, dyscatastrophe, can illuminate what Martin may be trying to accomplish in this bleak and bloody series and provide the reader with a way to understand its value and potential.
"Grief Poignant as Joy: Dyscatastrophe and Eucatastrophe in A Song of Ice and Fire,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 31
, Article 9.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol31/iss1/9
Copyright held by Artist
Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021