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Fantastic worlds : myths, tales, and stories

Author: Eric S Rabkin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.
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Covers fantastic narrative from ancient myths to modern science fiction in more than fifty tales which represent man's imagination in etiology, entertainment, and wonder.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fantastic worlds.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1979
(DLC) 78011482
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric S Rabkin
ISBN: 9780198020240 0198020244 1280522844 9781280522840
OCLC Number: 191928264
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 478 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
The sources of the fantastic --
Genesis (KJV) --
The Blackfoot Genesis / George Bird Grinnell, ed. --
The eye of the giant / Ada Cardinall, ed. --
How I brought death into the world / Amos Tutuola --
The myth of Actaeon ; The myth of Narcissus ; The myth of Philomela / Ovid --
The ghost wife / George Bird Grinnell, ed. --
The magic swan geese / Alexandr Afanas'ev, ed. --
Why tortoise's shell is not smooth / Chinua Achebe --
How Mr. Rabbit was too sharp for Mr. Fox / Joel Chandler Harris --
Paul Bunyan on the Columbia / Esther Shephard --
Little Red-cap ; The sleeping beauty ; Hansel and Grethel / Jakob Grimm ; Wilhelm Grimm --
The tinderbox / Hans Christian Andersen --
The tale of Cosmo / George MacDonald --
Leaf by Niggle / J.R.R. Tolkien --
The diversity of fantastic literature --Our ideas of time / Joseph Addison --
Ritter Gluck / E.T.A. Hoffmann --
The oval portrait / Edgar Allan Poe --
The garden of live flowers / Lewis Carroll --
The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber --
The royal banquet / Norton Juster --
The sandman / E.T.A. Hoffmann --
The black cat / Edgar Allan Poe --
The picture in the house / H.P. Lovecraft --
The hand / Joseph Sheridan LeFanu --
The moonlit road / Ambrose Bierce --
Lost hearts / M.R. James --
Golden wings / William Morris --
The sword of Welleran / Lord Dunsany --
The five black swans / Sylvia Townsend Warner --
The facts in the case of M. Valdemar / Edgar Allan Poe --
The birthmark / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The star / H.G. Wells --
EPICAC / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. --
The third level / Jack Finney --
The star / Arthur C. Clarke --
The judgment ; A common confusion / Franz Kafka --
Cockroaches / Bruno Schulz --
Pierre Menard, author of the Quixote / Jorge Luis Borges --
Axolotl / Julio Cortázar --
Pastoral / Tommaso Landolfi --
All at one point / Italo Calvino --
There is no such place as America / Peter Bichsel --
The piano player / Donald Barthelme --
Homage to the San Francisco YMCA / Richard Brautigan --
The marker / Robert Coover --
The zebra storyteller / Spencer Holst.
Responsibility: edited and with commentaries by Eric S. Rabkin.
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Covers fantastic narrative from ancient myths to modern science fiction in more than fifty tales which represent man's imagination in etiology, entertainment, and wonder.

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