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 - 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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The alternative , Kucinich avers , is nurturing world consciousness for
cooperation , peace , sustainability compassion , and personal responsibility ,
besides a creation of a cabinet - level Department of Peace . All those specialists
, in one way ...
... in the Quartet is also congruent with Lovelock ' s Gaia hypothesis , according to
which Earth is a living organism with its flora , fauna and human species adding
up to form , though not to exhaust , an individualized planetary consciousness .
This conception of universal cosmic evolution toward greater complexity and
depth has two major implications . One is that consciousness is a spectrum with
any number of bands shading into one another , each band or level
characterized by ...
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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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