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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I argue for mythopoeic fantasy as a holistic , soul - nurturing type of narrative
capable of addressing vital psychological , cultural and aesthetic needs which
are disregarded by most other forms of contemporary literature . I stress that the ...
They also speak of mythmaking as a social , political and cultural practice which
permeates human thinking and most ... if it is considered alongside the claim that
human individuals and cultures live in stories they create for themselves — then ...
Thus , even if the universalist stance be taken as the cultural Other within
Western academia , elements of Jung's , Eliade's , Frye's , and Campbell's
theories are relevant tools for discussing literature informed by universalist
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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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