MOTHER WAS A LOVELY BEAST by Philip Jose -- Ed. Farmer

MOTHER WAS A LOVELY BEAST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The emphasis in this anthology about men raised by beasts is on fiction with a leavening of editorial commentary. Tarzan of course dominates the feral scene, represented here by Burroughs' tale of how the lord of the jungle discovered God, as well as by excerpts from Farmer's own clever contribution to Tarzan scholarship, ""The Memoirs of Lord Greystoke."" There is also an article from a defunct men's magazine purporting to have uncovered an historical prototype for Burroughs' character, as well as current variations on the Tarzan theme by Gene Wolfe and Mack Reynolds. Plus an attractive children's story about Shasta's boyhood in a wolf's den and a gloriously absurd saga of a fighter pilot with condors for stepparents. This appealing collection mines a vein of modern myth.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1974
Publisher: Chilton