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Mendlesohn, Farah

Works: 22 works in 145 publications in 2 languages and 6,671 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN3377.5.S3, 809.38762
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Publications about Farah Mendlesohn
Publications by Farah Mendlesohn
Most widely held works by Farah Mendlesohn
The Cambridge companion to science fiction by Edward James( Book )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is a literature which draws on popular culture, and which engages in speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction
The Cambridge companion to fantasy literature by James Edward( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
"Fantasy is not so much a mansion as a row of terraced houses, such as the one that entranced us in C.S. Lewis's The Magician's Nephew with its connecting attics, each with a door that leads into another world. There are shared walls, and a certain level of consensus around the basic bricks, but the internal decor can differ wildly, and the lives lived in these terraced houses are discrete yet overheard. Fantasy literature has proven tremendously difficult to pin down. The major theorists in the field - Tzvetan Todorov, Rosemary Jackson, Kathryn Hume, W.R. Irwin and Colin Manlove - all agree that fantasy is about the construction of the impossible whereas science fiction may be about the unlikely, but is grounded in the scientifically possible. But from there these critics quickly depart, each to generate definitions of fantasy which include the texts that they value and exclude most of what general readers think of as fantasy. Most of them consider primarily texts of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. If we turn to twentieth-century fantasy, and in particular the commercially successful fantasy of the second half of the twentieth century, then, after Tolkien's classic essay, 'On Fairy Stories', the most valuable theoretical text for taking a definition of fantasy beyond preference and intuition is Brian Attebery's Strategies of Fantasy (1992)"--
Rhetorics of fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 libraries worldwide
The inter-galactic playground : a critical study of children's and teens' science fiction by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
"This book considers the development of science fiction for children and teens between 1950 and 2010, exploring why it differs from science fiction aimed at adults. In a broader sense, this examination of 400 texts sheds light on changing attitudes toward children and teenagers, toward science education, and toward the authors' expectations and sociological views of their audience"--Provided by publisher
On Joanna Russ by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Joanna Russ, a feminist writer best known for The Female Man (1975), has produced a lot of fiction and essays whose influence has been wide-ranging and complex. Her many publications include How to Suppress Women's Writing (1983), and she has won both of science fiction's most prestigious awards. The essays in this volume examine every aspect of Russ's body of work and provide a critical assessment. The first part of the book, "Criticism and Community," gives readers a context for and overview of Russ's works, and includes discussions of Russ's role in the creation of a feminist science fiction tradition. The second part, "Fiction," offers detailed analyses of some of Russ's writing
Diana Wynne Jones : children's literature and the fantastic tradition by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
This is essential reading for Jones's many admirers and a long overdue critical companion for students and scholars of children's literature."--Jacket
A short history of fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Some of the earliest books ever written, including The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey, deal with monsters, marvels, extraordinary voyages, and magic, and this genre, known as fantasy, remained an essential part of European literature through the rise of the modern realist novel. Tracing the history of fantasy from the earliest years through to the origins of modern fantasy in the 20th century, this account discusses contributions decade by decade-from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and Lewis's Narnia books in the 1950s to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It also discusses and expla
Terry Pratchett : guilty of literature by Andrew M Butler( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Annotation New Pocket Essential Guide to the works of Terry Pratchett, acclaimed sci-fi and fantasy writer and one of the bestselling novelists currently at work anywhere in the world
Quaker relief work in the Spanish Civil War by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Children's fantasy literature : an introduction by Michael Levy( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
"Fantasy has been an important and much-loved part of children's literature for hundreds of years, yet relatively little has been written about it. Children's Fantasy Literature traces the development of the tradition of the children's fantastic - fictions specifically written for children and fictions appropriated by them ‒ from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, examining the work of Lewis Carroll, L. Frank Baum, C. S. Lewis, Roald Dahl, J. K. Rowling and others from across the English-speaking world. The volume considers changing views on both the nature of the child and on the appropriateness of fantasy for the child reader, the role of children's fantasy literature in helping to develop the imagination, and its complex interactions with issues of class, politics and gender. The text analyses hundreds of works of fiction, placing each in its appropriate context within the tradition of fantasy literature"
The true knowledge of Ken MacLeod ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The parliament of dreams : conferring on Babylon 5 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A celebration of British science fiction ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Glorifying terrorism : an anthology of original science fiction ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Polder : a festschrift for John Clute and Judith Clute ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Practising peace : American and British relief in the Spanish Civil War by Farah Mendlesohn( Archival Material )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Terry Pratchett guilty of literature ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Terry Pratchett [is] a writer of fantasy and science fiction.... It has been said of him that "occasionally he gets accused of literature". These essays suggest that he is guilty as charged. -Back cover
Is there any such thing as children's science fiction? : a position piece by Farah Mendlesohn( Article )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
De auteur stelt, op basis van het theoretische werk van Darko Suvin en John Clute, dat de meeste boeken die verkocht worden als science fiction voor kinderen en oudere jeugd, niet tot het genre science fiction behoren, omdat ze niet voldoen aan de kriteria die daarvoor gesteld zijn
Eine kurze Geschichte der Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
The Campaign for shiny futures by Farah Mendlesohn( Article )
2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 library worldwide
Artikel over het verschil in aandacht voor sciencefiction voor jongeren en tienerfantasy, met als voorbeelden het werk van Robert A. Steinlein en van Andre Norton, die in de jaren '60 en '70 een standaard zetten voor sciencefiction voor de jeugd
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Alternative Names
Farah Mendlesohn British academic and writer on science fiction and fantasy literature
Farah Mendlesohn Brits hooglerares
Farah Mendlesohn brittisk akademiker och science fiction-kritiker
Farah Mendlesohn Hochschuldozent aus Vereinigtes Königreich
Mendlesohn, Farah J. 1968-
Mendlesohn, Farah Jane 1968-
English (138)
German (1)
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