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R. A. Lafferty

There was a writer. We are not sure, people, what kind of writer he was. He was a Science Fiction writer. He was a fabulist. He wrote deep-chested tall tales. 1,300 more words

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Knight Notes: Conclusion (and Bibliography)

This is the last post of this very long blog series. If you made it all the way through, thanks for your time. I hope it was well spent. 1,805 more words

Gene Wolfe

Knight Notes: WK Characters' Biblical/Historical counterparts

GW uses all the major characters in the WK to allude to a counterpart in the Bible, Christian apocrypha, or the history of the early Church in the 1st century A.D.   2,351 more words

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Knight Notes: Disiri

This post explores the identity of Disiri and her role in the WK’s themes.

Disiri, like most characters in the WK, is based on multiple sources. 1,061 more words

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Knight Notes: The Wizard, Chapters 38-40

This post concludes the story of the WK.

Chapter 38-40:  Dragon Soldiers, It Thirsts, The River Battle

Chapter summaries

Queen Gaynor pays Able a visit in Chapter 38, and makes him a proposition. 1,779 more words

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Knight Notes: The Wizard, Chapters 35-37

This post covers Able’s temporary reprieve from the dungeon through his subsequent release and meeting with Lothur.

Chapters 35-37: Down, The Fight Before the Gate, Five Fates and Three Wishes… 1,251 more words

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Knight Notes: The Wizard, Chapters 31-34

This post covers the period from Able’s trial by arms through his initial imprisonment under Thortower.

Chapters 31-34: A Snack with Lord Escan, Trial By Arms, Under Thortower, My New Sword… 539 more words

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