Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lord Dunsany meets old time radio

Stumbling through the Old Time Radio Catalog website, I happened upon the free episodes for the day (they are available for about three days, so you can get this one starting from January 13). Imagine my surprise to find an episode featured on the early Black Mass radio program titled "Lord Dunsany How the Enemy Came to Tlunrana"! One of Dante's Heart's favorite authors, Lord Dunsany wrote, among many other titles, The King of Elfland's Daughter, from which comes the famous line, "the fields we know" (recently invoked by Neil Gaiman in Stardust). You can listen to a very short radio rendering of "How the Enemy Came to Tlunrana" and perhaps consider our old forms of storytelling in the oral tradition and reading to family and friends in the evening on a cold winter's night such as we lately are enjoying.

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