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Charles de Lint - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_de_Lint Bibliography of translations into Russian - http://bibliograph.ru/Biblio/D/deLINT_C/ deLINT_C.html SF site - http://www.sfsite.com/charlesdelint/ Charles de Lint Country: Canada Born: 1951-12-22 Aliases: Samuel M.

Key Charles de Lint was born in 1951 in the small Dutch town of Bussum. Four months after the birth of Charles, the de Lint family moved to Canada, but they did not stay there for long either. De Lint traveled to Lebanon, Turkey, Switzerland, Holland, almost all of North America. Probably, it was during these travels that the future writer learned to tolerate a foreign culture, religion, and a different way of life. Charles`s main pastime during his teenage years is reading. Among de Lint`s favorite books are myths, fairy tales of the peoples of the world, later the names of Mallory, White, Tolkien, Swann, Norton, Simak, Zelazny, King appear ...

But the little-known Barbara Kingsolver remains his fa...

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Charles de Lint - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_de_Lint Bibliography of translations into Russian - http://bibliograph.ru/Biblio/D/deLINT_C/ deLINT_C.html SF site - http://www.sfsite.com/charlesdelint/ Charles de Lint Country: Canada Born: 1951-12-22 Aliases: Samuel M. Key Charles de Lint was born in 1951 in the small Dutch town of Bussum. Four months after the birth of Charles, the de Lint family moved to Canada, but they did not stay there for long either. De Lint traveled to Lebanon, Turkey, Switzerland, Holland, almost all of North America. Probably, it was during these travels that the future writer learned to tolerate a foreign culture, religion, and a different way of life. Charles`s main pastime during his teenage years is reading. Among de Lint`s favorite books are myths, fairy tales of the peoples of the world, later the names of Mallory, White, Tolkien, Swann, Norton, Simak, Zelazny, King appear ... But the little-known Barbara Kingsolver remains his favorite writer. A literary career was decided by chance. In 1975, de Lint`s writings accidentally caught the eye of one of his friends, and he advised Charles to send a couple of stories to a small magazine. The received fee amounted to a "fabulous" amount as much as ten dollars! But the fact itself seemed surprising to de Lint: "Is someone really willing to pay money for what is just a hobby for me ?!" Alas, an instant miracle did not happen. After the first successful publication - eight years of continuous refusals, although inspired by de Lint writes novel after novel. 1980 becomes a turning point for de Lint`s work. He transfers the plot of his works to the urban atmosphere. And the point is not only in the change of surroundings, de Lint`s prose has ceased to be fantasy, but rather it is “magic realism”. Over the next year, de Lint published three novels, circulations quickly exceeded ten thousand, and with them royalties grew. “I don’t want to write for money. I want to be paid for what I write, ”is de Lint`s principle. Violating the established canons of genres, Charles de Lint creates a new genre. His works are urban fairy tales, where in the emphatically urban world, in the ever-rushing, discordant and multinational metropolis of the late twentieth century, amazing and mysterious events unfold. “This is the whole point,” says the author, “to place the mythological archetype in modern, deliberately real circumstances. And vice versa - an ordinary person, preferably a realist and materialist, should be thrown into an emphatically mythological situation. " The writer himself defines his work as a "mythological fantasy", a synthesis of realism, myth and folk tale. Young de Lint dreamed of becoming a musician, and Celtic music became one of his main hobbies for life. Then, at the end of the 60s, ethnic art was not popular and did not give hope for big earnings, but Charles gets a job in a record company, eventually puts together a small group, begins performing in nightclubs. He wrote only for himself - and prose, and poetry, and music.