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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Equally provocative for some have been those aspects of L'Engle's vision in
which she reinterprets Christianity in the light of the discoveries of modern holistic
sciences . The way L'Engle incorporates the scientific perspective in her Christian
If both Hettinga and Chase speak of L'Engle's love for the Bible and the
fascination with modern science as the two most powerful influences on her
writing , 20 L'Engle herself has acknowledged this at a number of occasions .
She has also ...
34 The first of these is represented by L'Engle's conviction – branded in some
Christian circles as universalism35 — that God's love will never fail , that every
life is valuable , and that no life will be a waste . The second component
manifests in ...
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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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