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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Indeed , beginning perhaps with George MacDonald , all holistic critics and
fantasists have asserted that literature which embodies the worldview of fantasy
is an important means of sustaining the higher human faculties and awakening
The specificity of time and space is highly important and entails the need to
construct a whole history of the secondary reality which is the background for the
plot . Mythic and archetypal places abound . Usually distinguished by the
presence of ...
Perhaps the first to call attention to “ important structural and formal
characteristics of mythological thought , ” Cassirer preceded the structuralist
approach ( 31 ) ; perhaps the first to acknowledge “ the emotional and intuitive
principle of myth ...
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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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