Analyzes changes made in the second edition of The Broken Sword, published in 1971, from the original 1954 edition. Comparisons of a number of passages show Anderson maturing in his technical ability as a writer and his psychological understanding of his characters, though Christopher regrets the occasional loss of a certain “lyric intensity” and hints of the “dark backward and abysm of time” found in the original.
Christopher, Joe R.
"The Broken Sword Reforged,"
Mythcon Proceedings: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythpro/vol1/iss4/7
Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021