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Fantasy, myth and the measure of truth : tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald and Hoffmann

Author: William Gray
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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This study explores how the 'high fantasy' tradition, from German Romantic writers to Philip Pullman, has transposed spiritual and moral values, once the prerogative of organised religion, into new myths.
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Named Person: Philip Pullman; C S Lewis; J R R Tolkien; George MacDonald; E T A Hoffmann; Pullman; Lewis; Tolkien; MacDonald; Hoffmann; Ernst T A Hoffmann; Clive S Lewis; George MacDonald; Philip Pullman; J R R Tolkien; Philip Pullman; Clive S Lewis; John R R Tolkien; George (Schriftsteller) MacDonald; Ernst T A Hoffmann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Gray
ISBN: 9780230005051 0230005055 9780230272859 0230272851
OCLC Number: 228503211
Description: x, 215 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: German roots and mangel-wurzels --
George MacDonald's marvellous medicine --
J.R.R. Tolkien and the love of faery --
C.S. Lewis : reality and the radiance of myth --
Measuring truth : Lyra's story.
Responsibility: William Gray.
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