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The mythic fantasy of Robert Holdstock : critical essays on the fiction

Author: Donald E Morse; Kálmán Matolcsy
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2011.
Series: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 26.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These critical essays explore the varied output of Holdstock by displaying his works against the backdrop of folk and fairy tales, dissecting their spaciotemporal order, and examining them as psychic fantasies of our unconscious life or as exempla of the sublime. The individual novels of the Mythago Wood sequence are explored, as is the Merlin Codex series"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mythic fantasy of Robert Holdstock.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2011
(DLC) 2010044519
Named Person: Robert Holdstock; Robert Holdstock
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Morse; Kálmán Matolcsy
ISBN: 9780786485215 0786485213
OCLC Number: 715184311
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 190 pages).
Contents: pt. 1. Approaches --
pt. 2. The novels.
Series Title: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 26.
Responsibility: edited by Donald E. Morse and Kálmán Matolcsy ; foreword by Brian Aldiss.

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"These critical essays explore the varied output of Holdstock by displaying his works against the backdrop of folk and fairy tales, dissecting their spaciotemporal order, and examining them as psychic fantasies of our unconscious life or as exempla of the sublime. The individual novels of the Mythago Wood sequence are explored, as is the Merlin Codex series"--Provided by publisher.

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"As a first step towards providing a serious critical study of the work of Robert Holdstock, we have to welcome this book"--SF Site.

 
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