Re: [Re: McKinley: spindles end]

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Date: Mon Mar 13 2000 - 14:01:39 PST

Who is the author of Tam Lin? Is that the person who tends to write about Feudal Japan?
Marie wrote:
> Salvete, omnes!
> Personally, I adored Tam Lin.   I thought the literary references were
> fascinating, and I used it as a sort of 'reading list'- I figured that since
> I had enjoyed so much of what I *had* read of what she referenced, that I was
> bound to like most of the rest.   And, so far, this has certainly been the
> case.   I started The Worm Ouroboros recently (mostly because of Tam Lin),
> and it's just a gorgeous book.   The prose is very beautiful; I can see why
> Dean quoted it.   Anyone out there want to comment on it?   (With the
> profusion of English-types on this list, I'd be interested in hearing a
> somewhat more informed viewpoint than my own-- I'm a bio/chem undergrad.)
> About the rest of the Fairy Tale series, I've read all that I've managed to
> get my hands on.   I *believe* the only one I haven't gotten to is the
> Charles de Lint, but I'm not certain on that.   I loved them all, but they
> were certainly very different.   I was going to pick favorites, but I suppose
> I really can't decide.   Hm....or can I?   I suppose so- definitely Briar
> Rose.   Leaving aside the great respect I have for Yolen's writing, I thought
> that the book epitomized the point of the series-- an old fairy tale, clothed
> in a context that preserved the story, but made it real.   (Speaking of
> Yolen, has anyone read The Cards of Grief?   It's another favorite of mine.)
> As for the other books, I have read The Nightingale (which seems to be one of
> the more elusive of the series, though I don't know why.)   Dalkey wrote a
> good story, though in places she strayed pretty far from the original, imo.  
> Worth a read just for the atmosphere; she seems to have a penchant for feudal
> Japan, and her descriptions of Court life are very rich.
> Well, I've probably babbled at you folks for long enough- happy reading!
> Valete,
> Carolyn
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