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Using a broad definition of fantasy to include myth, folklore, legend and fairy tale, this survey of the genre will entice as well as inform any student interested in the mysterious, mystical or magical. Beloved authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Morris and Robert E. Howard are examined closely.
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Fantasy: The Liberation of Imagination

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Overview

Using a broad definition of fantasy to include myth, folklore, legend and fairy tale, this survey of the genre will entice as well as inform any student interested in the mysterious, mystical or magical. Beloved authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Morris and Robert E. Howard are examined closely.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415938907
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/21/2001
  • Series: Genres in Context Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Mathews is a poet and professor of English at the University of Tampa. Widely published, he is the author of Aldiss Unbound, The Clockwork Universe of Anthony Burgess, Worlds Beyond the World, Lightening from a Clear Sky and Subtropical Speculations.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Chronology
Ch. 1 From Antiquity to Infinity: The Development of Modern Fantasy 1
Ch. 2 Forging Fantasy Paradigms: Sword Tempered by Water (William Morris's The Well at the World's End) 37
Ch. 3 Shaping Modern Fantasy: Cosmic Light and Dark (J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings) 54
Ch. 4 Plotting the Modern Mythic Hero: Morris and Tolkien 85
Ch. 5 Shining Past and Future: The Persistence of Camelot (T. H. White's The Once and Future King) 96
Ch. 6 Darkening Antiquity: Sword and Sorcery (Robert E. Howards' Conan Series) 118
Ch. 7 Completing the Circle: Language, Power, and Vision (Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle) 135
Notes and References 153
Bibliographic Essay 166
Recommended Titles 180
Index 197
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