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Bibliographies

by Guy Gavriel Kay The links below lead to an extremely selective listing of works I used in researching the ‘historical’ fantasies. It would feel silly at this point for me to try going back to a decade’s worth of … Continue reading

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Bibliography for Ysabel

Early in the game here at Bright Weavings I rashly undertook to provide the site with more comprehensive bibliographies for each book than appeared in the Acknowledgements for the novels themselves. It has been pointed out to me that I’m … Continue reading

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Bibliography for The Last Light of the Sun

For The Last Light of the Sun a bibliography, even a brief one, has to cover more ground than usual, because there were three cultures I was trying to evoke and explore. For the Vikings (my Erlings) the best single-volume … Continue reading

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Bibliography for The Sarantine Mosaic

I became almost too engaged while researching Sailing to Sarantium and Lord of Emperors. There are more books I can cite than anyone would really want to hear about. In this case, I’ll try even more to cut to the … Continue reading

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Bibliography for The Lions of Al-Rassan

In 1861, a Dutch scholar named Rheinhart Dozy published a work that is entirely dated in its style and approach, has been superseded in much of its analysis, and yet remains gloriously, exuberantly rich in romantic detail and anecdote and … Continue reading

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Bibliography for A Song for Arbonne

Arbonne was, more than any of my books, shaped by my being in situ … I researched it in Provence over several months, and then wrote most of it there on a second visit. In some ways it is a … Continue reading

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Bibliography for Tigana

Tigana involved a more eclectic set of readings than any of the books that came after, and I suppose that’s reflected in the range of themes in the book. The ambience and some of the political underpinnings are (fairly evidently, … Continue reading

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Byzantium and Sailing to Byzantium poems by William Butler Yeats

Byzantium by William Butler Yeats The unpurged images of day recede; The Emperor’s drunken soldiery are abed; Night resonance recedes, night walkers’ song After great cathedral gong; A starlit or a moonlit dome disdains All that man is, All mere … Continue reading

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