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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That it is easier to discuss anything but the definition of this specific type of writing
, about which authors themselves have been so tongue - tied and critics so
imprecise and metaphorical is obvious . A historical reason , as Gary Wolfe points
Twelve years later , writing his groundbreaking essay “ On Fairy Stories , ” J . R .
R . Tolkien was still in the same predicament as MacDonald when it came to the
generic term best suited to describe fantasy in general and mythopoeic fantasy in
If they have not actually revolutionized fantasy , they have turned it into one of the
most innovative types of writing of our time ” ( 98 ) . Since being innovative may
suggest a number of meanings , Egoff makes clear that the one she has in mind ...
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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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