E–pub/Pdf [Kingdoms of Elfin] by Sylvia Townsend Warner

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Read & Download Kingdoms of Elfin 104 Sylvia Townsend Warner º 4 Read characters Kingdoms of Elfin To torment mortalsThe Kingdoms of Elfin are diverse and widely scattered than is often thought; from the Welsh Elfins who though constitutionally incapable of faith remove mountains and the elegant and witty French Court of Brocéliande where castration almost be. A glorious collection of stories reminiscent of Susanna Clarke s The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories and of Mervyn Peake my only experience with his writing being Gormenghast and to some extent The King of Elfland s Daughter and Lud in the MistWarner wrote matter of factly about fantastic things her long lived fairy courtiers are fickle unpleasant often stupid creatures and yet she imbues them with a plain tricky charmThe collection is loosely linked story by story Kingdoms from one story are alluded to in the following ones certain characters crop up by mention on a couple of occasions but each of these could be read alone They are strange picaresue by turns jolly and grim adventurous and dangerous flighty and rather dark There is nothing I d recommend uicker to someone who loved The Ladies of Grace Adieu as I did it s the closest thing I ve found to Clarke s confident otherworldly style I am consistently fascinated by Warner s writing and this one has paid off all my fascination with interest

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Read & Download Kingdoms of Elfin 104 Sylvia Townsend Warner º 4 Read characters Kingdoms of Elfin Comes a vogue to the Kingdom of Zuy in the Low Countries trafficking suppositories and religious picturesSylvia Townsend Warner's richly exuberant imagination combined with the calm precision of her language conjures up a sublunary realm that is entirely convinci. A collection of wickedly witty stories about an imagined world of Elfin kingdoms though they are all ruled by rather fickle ueens and their kings tend to be in rather precarious positionsAlthough mainly about the Elfin aristocracy there is also a rag tag collection of common elfins changelings werewolves and humans to add a little breadth and depth The locales are mainly northern Europe with the occasional excursion to eastern Europe and the Near East The time is vaguely 13th to 17th century it doesn t really matter to the elfins as they live for hundreds possibly thousands of yearsThese aren t jolly gnomes and fairies nor noble elves battling evil goblins the elfins are selfish untrustworthy cruel and unpredictable all beneath a veneer of courtly manners and traditionThe stories read like folktales and like such they often end suddenly leaving you wanting The endings are rarely good ones for the protagonists few coming away unscathed though you can never be uite sure I like this as nothing is guaranteed and you usually can t predict at least I couldn t which way the stories will runFantasy and folklore murder and the macabre wonder and wit brilliant

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Read & Download Kingdoms of Elfin 104 Sylvia Townsend Warner º 4 Read characters Kingdoms of Elfin Elfindom is an aristocratic society jealous of its privileges The ruling classes engage in such pursuits as patronizing the arts or hunting with the Royal Pack of Werewolves while the lower orders take pleasure in conducting brutal raiding parties into the world. I enjoyed Kingdoms of Elfin a uirky unusual collection of short stories recounting life among the various kingdoms ueendoms actually of FaerieOf the sixteen stories my favorites wereThe Revolt at Broceliande which recounts the precarious position of mortal changelings in a fey courtThe Search for an Ancestress where a European fairy Joost learns how dangerous it can be to return to one s homelandThe Occupation another tale of the dangers of mortal infatuation with Faerie which can only lead to tragedy in this case a trip to BedlamFoxcastle another example of man s fundamental incapacity to understand elf and vice versaThe elves of these stories are not the un Fallen Men of Tolkien s Middle Earth nor the humans with funny ears who populate far too many fantasy novels Rather they re the amoral soul less bogies that inhabit the woods and wastes of Medieval Europe In my experience the author who most closely captures the otherworldliness alienness that Warner obtains is Tad Williams in his Memory Sorrow Thorn Shadowmarch and The War of the Flowers novels


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    Sylvia Townsend Warner º 4 Read review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Sylvia Townsend Warner E–pub/Pdf [Kingdoms of Elfin] by Sylvia Townsend Warner This is a reread of a favorite book Good lord Warner's stylistic control is perfect I am at her feet Unfortunately the book is so much its own strange creature that there's very little it can offer to modern genre fiction its blood is a compound of dew soot and aconite and it does not easily breed

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    E–pub/Pdf [Kingdoms of Elfin] by Sylvia Townsend Warner review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Sylvia Townsend Warner Sylvia Townsend Warner has to be one of my favourite writers I haven’t come across fiction that I viscerally loved as much as ‘Kingdoms of Elfin’ for uite a while I read most of it last night after getting home from work to find the internet not working TalkTalk had decided to cut me off from Brexit coverage and I was grateful for it In fact it’s the happiest I’ve ever been about an outage I listened

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    E–pub/Pdf [Kingdoms of Elfin] by Sylvia Townsend Warner I enjoyed Kingdoms of Elfin a uirky unusual collection of short stories recounting life among the various kingdoms ueendoms actually of FaerieOf the sixteen stories my favorites wereThe Revolt at Broceliande which recounts the precarious positi

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    review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Sylvia Townsend Warner Sylvia Townsend Warner º 4 Read characters Kingdoms of Elfin A glorious collection of stories reminiscent of Susanna Clarke's The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories and of Mervyn Peake my only experience with his writing being Gormenghast and to some extent The King of Elfland's Daughter and Lud in the MistWarner wrote matter of factly about fantastic things; her long lived fairy courtiers are fickle unpleasant often stupid creatures and yet she imbues them with a plain tric

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    Sylvia Townsend Warner º 4 Read E–pub/Pdf [Kingdoms of Elfin] by Sylvia Townsend Warner KINGDOMS OF ELFIN by Sylvia Townsend WarnerLet us establish this at the very beginning these are not Tolkien’s elves neither the noble and aloof elves of The Lord of the Rings not the passionate and reckless elves of the Silmarillion Where they are passionate it is of another type altogether They are sophisticated fashionable creatures egotistical and selfish and even though capable of intense attachments they are generally fick

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    characters Kingdoms of Elfin Sylvia Townsend Warner º 4 Read review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Sylvia Townsend Warner This one took a long long time for me to finish and I have a feeling I'll be pondering it for uite some time to come It wasn't the uality of the writing at fault for my slowness in reading oh noeach of these stories is ful

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    E–pub/Pdf [Kingdoms of Elfin] by Sylvia Townsend Warner Sylvia Townsend Warner º 4 Read characters Kingdoms of Elfin Deeply strange and often amazing but rarely enchanting if there can be such a thing as a clear headed unsentimental study of a phenomenon that doesn't exist then this 20th century English author and formidable fantasist Lolly Willowes Mr Fortune's Maggot has accomplished exactly that Kingdoms of Elfin consists of sixteen

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    Sylvia Townsend Warner º 4 Read review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Sylvia Townsend Warner characters Kingdoms of Elfin A collection of wickedly witty stories about an imagined world of Elfin kingdoms though they are all ruled by rather fickle ueens and their kings tend to be in rather precarious positionsAlthough mainly about the Elfin aristocracy th

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    E–pub/Pdf [Kingdoms of Elfin] by Sylvia Townsend Warner In 2006 while I was reading The Ladies of Grace Adieu I happened to meet Susanna Clarke's husband through a mutual friend And I said to him how

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  • Hardcover
  • 222
  • Kingdoms of Elfin
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • English
  • 06 October 2020
  • 9780670413508