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In the mirror of the past : of fantasy and history

Author: Bogdan Trocha; Aleksander Rzyman; Tomasz Ratajczak
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
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These days, we are ever more often confronted by overwhelming events. Searching for a way to understand them, we turn to mythic archetypes still present in our culture. The authors of these essays pose questions about the reliability of the archetypes found in tradition, history, and scattered mythologemes. The essays in this collection deal with the presence of mythic time in modern speculative fiction, such as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bogdan Trocha; Aleksander Rzyman; Tomasz Ratajczak
ISBN: 1322180121 9781322180120 9781443867672 1443867675
OCLC Number: 893189495
Description: 1 online resource (104 pages)
Contents: Table of contents; editors; introduction; "make it old"; david gemmell's intertextual treatment of the ancient greek history in his lion of macedon and dark prince novel duo; ursula le guin's earthsea cycle; "healing fiction?"; andrea hairston's redwood & wildfire; mythic cycle vs. linear history in fantasy; the loneliness of the ancient greek hero.
Responsibility: edited by Bogdan Trocha, Aleksander Rzyman and Tomasz Ratajczak.

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These days, we are ever more often confronted by overwhelming events. Searching for a way to understand them, we turn to mythic archetypes still present in our culture. The authors of these essays pose questions about the reliability of the archetypes found in tradition, history, and scattered mythologemes. The essays in this collection deal with the presence of mythic time in modern speculative fiction, such as fantasy and alternate histories, and discuss major mythologemes and their functi ...

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