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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They have subscribed to , as Lewis put it in The Abolition of Man , “ the doctrine of
objective value ” which holds that “ certain attitudes are really true , and others
really false , to the kind of thing the universe is and the kind ...
... devoted to “ fantasy of the supernatural , a kind that has attracted most writers
and probably more readers than any of the others ” ( 155 ) - he does not seem to
be interested in exploring the centrality of the supernatural and myth in fantasy .
Of course , what has been at stake in the debate is not so much the purpose of
education - even reductionist critics agree on it being some kind of “ virtue " and
human fulfillment , even if utilitarian - as the means used to achieve it .
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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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