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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... or more stringent conditions ” ( 10 , 23 ) . When applied to “ producing ”
literature — that is to an artistic activity which has always been an expression of
some worldview or other : “ premodern , ” “ Elizabethan , ” “ Medieval , ” “
Romantic ” and ...
Within literature , he continued , fantasy as an expression of deep truths of human
existence shines through clearest in mythic narratives , such as his eponymous “
fairy - stories . ” The “ knowing ” these narratives provide , Tolkien asserts in his ...
informs the narratives and is there not for the sake of sensationalism but , Egoff
says , as “ the expression of the writer ' s ' third ... The value of fantasy as
expressed in the points above receives even more attention in quintessentially
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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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