Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Four Kinds Of Writing
The mythological passages imaginatively reproduce earlier stages of Northern European mythology;
the historical passages summarize the course of the Northern revolt against the Roman Empire;
the concluding section is a prayer addressed to Mary, Stella Maris;
the fictional passages are of three kinds:
historical fiction, e.g., an account of a barbarian siege of a Roman camp;
science fiction, e.g., a conversation between two time travelers in modern Amsterdam;
a synthesis, i.e., the time travelers interact with Romans and barbarians.
Comments: comprehensive and impressive.