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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When she acknowledges that the aspiration to grasp the moral nature of the
universe and the ability to “ penetrate beyond the outward surface of ' reality ” ( 9 )
are two most important characteristics of serious fantasy , Swinfen argues for ...
constitutes the ground principle behind their other features and contains an entire
range of aesthetic , moral , social and political assumptions and value judgments
which it is unwise to disregard in literary analysis . A number of comments can ...
One is that literary fiction , far from being a meaningless game of signifiers , is
essentially a moral enterprise . This argument can be found in John Gardner's
1975 On Moral Fiction , in Colin McGinn's 1992 Moral Literacy and his 1997
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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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