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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This is mystifying in view of the fact that most of those who reflected on fantasy in
one way or another were aware of fantasy as more than a genre , or as a more
enduring quality of human expression than that manifest in other literary periods
On the other hand this perspective — consistent as it is with her postmodernist
claims about the constant escape of fantasy from itself and its forms — accounts
for the fact that Armitt is thoroughly and wonderfully elusive and arrives at no ...
... function ” and emphasized their deep affective power in a society which has to
go without initiation rites ( Glossary 69 ) . If Mobley ' s term did not catch up it was
perhaps because the qualifier “ magical ” she chose can , in fact , be applied to ...
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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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