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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Asserting that fantasy as genre utilizes the formula — often “ redefining the game
” even as it is being played — Attebery is nevertheless positive about genre as a
critical tool ( 10 ) . “ [ T ] he genre category , ” he explains does seem to be a ...
One was that genres , as they function in popular understanding , overlap . ...
Another was that while “ central titles clearly occupy a more central place in
people ' s conception of the genre , ” it is Tolkien ' s Lord of the Rings that " stands
in the ...
One small inconsistency is Molson's initial disregard of “ seriousness in tone ” (
87 ) as essential to ethical fantasy which he later corrects by acknowledging that
the genre “ is weighty , gives dignity to its characters , and ... cultivates the ...
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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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