One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle and Orson Scott Card
McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, 2008 M02 4 - 263 páginas
This work presents the genre of mythopoeic fantasy from a holistic perspective, arguing that this central genre of fantasy literature is largely misunderstood as a result of decades of incomplete and reductionist literary studies. The author asserts that mythopoeic fantasy is not only the most complete literary expression of a worldview based on the existence of supernatural or spiritual powers but that the genre is in a unique position to transform social consciousness with a renewed emphasis on anticipating the future. The author lays out theoretical foundations for his argument in the first four chapters and then demonstrates how the works of fantasy authors Ursula K. LeGuin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, and Orson Scott Card exemplify his argument in the remaining four chapters.
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... besides envisioning ways for all humanity to live in peace ( “ National ” 53 ) . A
glance at her writing suggests that Le Guin has , indeed , extensively speculated
- or , what she herself has called , “ thoughtexperimented ” — on the theme of ...
Finally , in Wind , the very division between life and death , as well as the dry land
itself , are revealed as the worst meddling in the natural process men had ever
done - ironically a direct result of the human desire to live forever.43 Over ...
We live in a world which has changed radically in the last half century and story
helps us to understand and live creatively with change , ” she says in her 1998
Margaret Edwards Award Acceptance Speech ( par . 32 ) . Indeed , since “ [ t ] he
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If this is supposed to be a book about Ursula K. LeGuin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, and Orson Scott Card, why does it spend so much time talking about J. R. R. Tolkien? That's not really an ... Leer comentario completo
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