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Fantasy fiction and Welsh myth : tales of belonging

Author: Kath Filmer-Davies
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
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This book examines how contemporary fantasy literature offers critical insights into western society and culture by drawing on the ancient myths of Wales. These books emphasise the need to have a set of social and personal values in order to be free from a sense of dislocation and alienation in a highly technologised society and in order to satisfy the sense of 'hiraeth' or longing for a place where one truly  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Filmer-Davies, Kath, 1943-
Fantasy fiction and Welsh myth.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996
(OCoLC)36439763
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kath Filmer-Davies
ISBN: 9781349249916 0312159277 9780312159276 033365028X 9780333650288 0333650298 9780333650295 1349249912
OCLC Number: 1006511632
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages)
Contents: Introduction Welsh Myth in Fiction: A Place of the Mind and the Spirit --
Ch. 1. Welsh Myth and the Sense of Belonging --
Ch. 2. Eternal Triangles and the Cycles of Myth --
Ch. 3. Reconstructing the Present from the Stories of the Past --
Ch. 4. Children from Dysfunctional Families: Instruments of Mythic Healing --
Ch. 5. The Place of the Pig-Keeper: To Know Oneself --
Ch. 6. Arthurian Novels and the Spirit of the Welsh Place --
Ch. 7. Belonging and the Right of Possession: Children's Novels --
Ch. 8. Welsh Myth in Historical Novels --
Ch. 9. The Film Hero and Welsh Mythology --
Ch. 10. Myth, Theology and Belonging.
Responsibility: kath filmer-davies.

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