Considers J.R.R. Tolkien as one of the founders of the 20th-century alliterative revival, an informal also including C. S. Lewis and W. H. Auden, and Poul Anderson. The work of Paul Edwin Zimmer, a writer best known for his sword-and-sorcery Dark Border novels, constitutes one of the surprising reaches of the modern alliterative revival into contemporary speculative fiction. Analyzes Zimmer’s long narrative historical poem “Logan,” prose fiction, and other works in technical terms and as art.
Wise, Dennis Wilson
"Paul Edwin Zimmer’s Alliterative Style: A Metrical Legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien and Poul Anderson,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 37
, Article 12.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol37/iss1/12
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021