Gormanghast and the Great Tradition

The excellent Tom Simon pens a learned and entertaining essay here:  https://bondwine.com/2017/12/14/gormenghast-and-the-great-tradition/

Which is an answer to my essay here: http://www.castaliahouse.com/wright-on-elf-thirst-for-waters-beyond-the-world/ in which I has the question, Why in the world does anyone consider the Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake to be fantasy?


Please do yourself the favor of reading his essay for yourself. If you have not read his essays, or his fine books you will thank me for the introduction.

Here is his Amazon page:


Allow me particularly to recommend these books, which are favorites of mine: