Category Archives: The Fionavar Tapestry

The Once and Future Childslayer by Kathy Cawsey

The Once and Future Childslayer: Guy Gavriel Kay’s Inversion of Malory’s Morte Darthur KATHY CAWSEY, Department of English, Dalhousie University Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar Tapestry interprets Arthur’s return not as a reward or honor, but as a punishment for killing … Continue reading

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Posters

These posters are of the full wrap images that were used on the first editions of The Fionavar Tapestry. Click on a poster to see a bigger copy. In reality, they measure 18×24 inches, and are available to buy for … Continue reading

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The Themes of Fate and Free-will in the Fionavar Tapestry

by Shelley McLennan, 2002 The struggle between fate and free-will is a fundamental theme in Guy Gavriel Kay’s The Fionavar Tapestry. The ability of people to change their destiny by the exercising of their free will is most clearly shown … Continue reading

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Shifting Focalization and the Strategy of Delay: The Narrative Weaving of "The Fionavar Tapestry"

by Neil Randall This paper, by Neil Randall, first appeared in the journal Canadian Literature, issue no. 129 (Summer 1991). Copyright Neil Randall, reproduced with permission. Huge thanks to Caitlin Sweet for locating a copy of the journal and typing … Continue reading

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The High Fantasies of Lawhead and Kay, by John Doherty.

By John J. Doherty This essay is part of a larger work by Professor Doherty, titled “Arthurian Fantasy, 1980-1989: An analytical and bibliographical survey”. It examines the development of the Arthurian Legend in fantasy literature during the 1980s. This essay, … Continue reading

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