Book Review: Tales Before Narnia

Title: Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction Editor: Douglas A. Anderson Format: Book; Collection of short stories and poems Pages: 339 Published: 2008, by Del Rey Reason for Beginning: Lewis is one of my “literary mentors,” as it were, in both fantasy and philosophy, and I love exploring the things … Continue reading Book Review: Tales Before Narnia


Book Review: “Undine” (1811) by Friedrich Fouque

Title: Undine Author: Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué Format: Novella Pages: 65 (in the compilation book Tales Before Narnia by Douglas A. Anderson) Published: Original German: 1811. English translation by F.E. Burnett: 1885. Reason for Beginning: George MacDonald called it the most beautiful of all fairy tales he knew (and he knew a thing or … Continue reading Book Review: “Undine” (1811) by Friedrich Fouque