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2 Reasons You Should Read “The Once and Future King”

There's one particular reason the Arthurian legends are interesting: every writer portrays the story differently. Everybody has their own take on who Arthur was, what his life is about, and what his allies and enemies were trying to do. T.H. White did something especially unique when he wrote The Once and Future King. He created a …

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The Once and Forgotten Fantasy: On T. H. White’s The Once and Future King.

Transcript from my recent presentation at The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends. Presentation given on March 31, 2017, at Taylor University. 1. Introduction Today I'm going to discuss two well-known fantasy authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and T.H. White. a, First, we need some information on who T.H. White was. White was an English …

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5 Story Elements From Arabian Nights

“Not another elf!” Hugo Dyson said that while listening to J.R.R. Tolkien read "Lord of the Rings" in  Inklings meetings. While I disagree with Dyson’s assessment, I must admit it’s been tempting to repeat that phrase when reading modern fantasy. Since Tolkien published his epic in 1954, many fantasy writers have imitated his style --British/Germanic folklore …

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