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Fantasy

Author: Wendy Mass; Stuart P Levine
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©2002.
Series: Greenhaven Press companion to literary movements and genres.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains a variety of critical articles that analyze important literary works in the fantasy genre, chronicles its development, and explores the impact fantasy works have had on different cultures.
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Fantasy.
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)760170170
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Mass; Stuart P Levine
ISBN: 0737710853 9780737710854 0737710861 9780737710861
OCLC Number: 46810539
Description: 171 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction : Literature of impossibility --
What is fantasy? --
1. Understanding the fantasy genre --
Fantasy's roots : ballads, folktales, and legends / Brian Attebery ; Fantasy literature both reflects and denies reality / Jules Zanger ; Building blocks of fantasy / Susan Dexter ; Re-evaluating some definitions of fantasy / Edmund Little ; Fantasy books for adolescents inspire and empower / Tamora Pierce ; Fantasy allows children to question the status quo / Jeanne Murray Walker --
2. Exploring themes and conventions --
Integral sense of wonder / William Senior ; Symbolism and allegory / Ann Swinfen ; Quest / John H. Timmerman ; Comic fantasy / C.N. Manlove ; Characterizations in Tolkien's Lord of the rings / Dwayne Thorpe ; Robert Jordan and the longing for a premodern past / Edward Rothstein --
3. State of the genre today --
Women are changing the face of fantasy / Charlotte Spivack ; Publishing fantasy literature / David G. Hartwell ; Fantasy and censorship / Michael O. Tunnel.
Series Title: Greenhaven Press companion to literary movements and genres.
Responsibility: Wendy Mass, Stuart P. Levine, book editors.

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Contains a variety of critical articles that analyze important literary works in the fantasy genre, chronicles its development, and explores the impact fantasy works have had on different cultures.

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