Other literary forms
Walter de la Mare (deh-luh-MEHR) was a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction as well as poetry. His novels include modern adult fiction, such as Memoirs of a Midget (1921), and fiction for children, such as The Three Mulla-Mulgars (1910). His short stories fit into a variety of traditional genres; many are tales of the supernatural. The interests that manifest themselves in the poetry and fiction are more explicitly revealed in de la Mare’s essays and his work as an editor. Not much given to analysis, as a critic he was primarily an appreciator and interpreter, much as he was as a poet. Of the anthologies he edited, Behold, This Dreamer! (1939) is perhaps the most revealing of the influences that de la Mare particularly valued in his work as a poet.