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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... The Turn of the Screw ” ( Strategies 20 ) . Another flaw of Todorov's structuralist
outlook is that his four - category generic taxonomy of the fantastic is interesting
only as a meticulous structure , but not as a practical literary - critical tool .
For Lakoff and Johnson such belief structure is an instance of “ experiential
gestalt ” - a way “ of organizing experiences into structured wholes ” ( 81 ) . If , as
they say , “ [ o ] ur ordinary conceptual system , in terms of which we both think
and act ...
structure what we perceive , " then Jung's , Eliade's , Frye's , and Campbell's
universalist claims would be quite legitimate examples of “ imaginative rationality
” ( 3 ) and metaphorical thinking which allows us to “ comprehend partially what ...
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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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