Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain

2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain.  Like such other classic works as The Lord of the Rings, and the Chronicles of Narnia, the Prydain novels are often one of the first fantasy series that young readers approach.  Easily accessible to a younger audience and rooted in concepts […]

Shirley Jackson, Weird Fiction, and The Haunted House

Shirley Jackson, born in 1914, was part of a group of writers who worked in the genre of Weird Fiction writers that arose out of the early to mid-20th century.  Weird fiction stories feature elements of science, the supernatural, and the fantastic all mixed together, and  the genre itself arose in the time period before […]

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