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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On the one hand he shows the importance of tradition , stressing that the
awareness of the past is vital for human individuals and societies . On the other ,
he asserts that change and growth are essential qualities of life , never inimical to
traditional bent , it may invite a comparison of traditional ways of living ,
technologies , and values with the modern ones ... Even more vital for
appreciating Alexander ' s suggestions about the importance of tradition is the
narrative mode of the ...
No need to add that such traditional attitude is in stark contrast with the skeptical
imperative inherent in Cartesian thought and modern concepts of intelligence .
Apart from the setting and the narrative mode , tradition in the Prydain narratives
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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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