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Imaginary worlds : the art of fantasy

Author: Lin Carter
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©1973.
Series: Ballantine Books, 3309.
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History and literary criticism of works of fantasy, chiefly of fantasies written for adults. Includes techniques for fantasy writers.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carter, Lin.
Imaginary worlds.
New York, Ballantine Books [1973]
(OCoLC)647323689
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lin Carter
OCLC Number: 834447
Description: 278 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: From Uruk to Utterbol : William Morris and the first fantasy novels --
The world's edge, and beyond : the fiction of Dunsany, Eddison, and Cabell --
Lost cities, forgotten ages : the rise of fantasy in the American pulp magazines --
The mathematics of magic : imaginary world fantasy in Unknown --
From The night land to Narnia : The road to the Lord of the rings --
The Inklings produce a classic : the achievement of Tolkien and his influence --
Post-Howardian Heroica : the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America, Ltd. --
The young magicians : some modern masters of fantasy --
Of world-making : some problems of invented milieu --
A local habitation and a name : some observations on neocognomina --
The tricks of the trade : some advanced techniques of world-making.
Series Title: Ballantine Books, 3309.
Responsibility: Lin Carter.

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History and literary criticism of works of fantasy, chiefly of fantasies written for adults. Includes techniques for fantasy writers.

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