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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or emulating the style or works of author Lord Dunsany (1879-1957).


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  • But if you would like to read Dunsany, I recommend the stories that are in some ways the least "Dunsanian," as that word has been popularly defined: "The Kith of the Elf-Folk," "Blagdaross," "The Development of the Rillswood Estate."

    Archive 2009-02-01 Theodora Goss 2009

  • But in "Strange High House" we have two dimensions working -- Thomas Olney's quest for something Other, which in Lovecraft's "Dunsanian" tales is usually a noble thing even a smugly noble thing, pace "Celephaïs", and the impingement of the Other on the town of Kingsport, which begins in standard Lovecraftian spook-mode as dangerous, then seemingly joins up with the "noble quest" in a reversal.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal princeofcairo 2007

  • The language is florid -- what we'd call 'Dunsanian' if Lovecraft hadn't written it a year before he ever read Dunsany.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal princeofcairo 2007

  • This is a fond and final hail and farewell to "Dunsanian" thought though Joshi argues that Lovecraft is not so much rejecting Dunsany as he is rejecting Lovecraft's own flawed view of Dunsany and it not coincidentally also marks Lovecraft's joyous return to golden New England after fleeing the gug-infested canyons of New York City.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal princeofcairo 2007

  • Instead, yesterday, I finally reached a point where it seemed the height of folly that I'd chosen to write an elaborate Dunsanian fantasy (complete with Dunsanian language) for Sirenia Digest #43, when I'm so pressed for time just now.

    Howard Hughes and the Unctuous Imbroglio greygirlbeast 2009

  • I confess that I find most of HPL's 'Dunsanian' works second-rate, except for "The Cats of Ulthar" and "The Doom That Came to Sarnath," which latter is almost perfect pastiche.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal princeofcairo 2007

  • And I regret any chance to drop into my conversation the months of the Maya year, just for their Dunsanian sound.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 4 1977

  • Even more Dunsanian, suggesting a play for grades 6 to 8, was The Seating of Zotz, the correct name for what otherwise would have been 20 Zip.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 4 1977


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