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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Its social and morality - validating functions notwithstanding , myth for Campbell
also serves the psychological and mystical functions : in the former it conducts
individuals through “ psychophysiological stages of transformation of a human ...
high social responsibility of art20 and believes that fantasy should offer “ a true
vision , ” and engage “ with human suffering and with genuine possibility ” ( “ War
” 218 ) . Most importantly , it should present “ alternatives to the status quo which
Another implication of Earthsean quests is that they are equally important for the
individual and for the society . Developing personal self - knowledge is essential ,
Le Guin suggests , before one engages with the social realm and tries to make ...
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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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