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Kay Mack Reads

Aug 10, 2018

This collection of short stories was originally published in 1915, but the modern reader will find much in common the themes presented throughout the work. Dunsany expresses deep concern about the changing world about him, worrying at how increasing industrialization affects the natural world.

He also has a keen awareness of the impermanence of human achievements, with many stories touching on how time has erased most of human accomplishments and how so little really lasts.

His work is infused with humor, melancholy, and poetic turns of phrase. The work is as relevant today as it was when it was written, and well worth remembering.