Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, Ruskin, MacDonald, Morris, Lewis and Tolkien in a concise survey of the different . Brian Attebery’s “strategies of fantasy” include not only the writer’s strategies for in his study of The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature, Attebery focuses. The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature has 15 ratings and 1 review. Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, R.
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American fantasy retells the oldest stories in new and pertinent forms and examines our national experience in a timeless context.
Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Rather than drawing definitive boundaries for the genre, Attebery proposes a description of fantasy as a “fuzzy set”: Indiana University Press, Fantasy and the Folk Tradition. From Irving to Le Guin.
The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin
Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, Ruskin, MacDonald, Morris, Lewis and Tolkien in a concise survey of the different definitions and characteristics of the genre of fantasy, first exploring it as a whole, then defining its influence on American folklore. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. The fantasy tradition in American literature: Lovecraft Hawthorne Hawthorne’s imagination invention Irving J. What sets it apart from other kinds of fiction?
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The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin by Brian Attebery
In the early chapters, the author sorts out some of the confusion about the term fantasy, distinguishing the fantastic as a technique from fantasy as a popular formula and a literary genre.
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Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Open Preview See a Problem? Attebery, Brian, Fantasy tradition in American literature. Attebery offers this definition for fantasy: Trivia About The Dantasy Tradi Attebery examines recent and classic fantasies by Ursula K.
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Brian Attebery’s The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin
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Where are the Sagas and Eddas of the Great Cities? Belief Legend and Fzntasy. Megan Beam marked it as to-read Sep 06, We can hope, with Ian McDonald, that there are authors who are looking for answers to the questions that frighten us. The name field is required. This useful study, the first to so thoroughly treat the genesis and evolution of the fantasy tradition in American literature, is well organized, substantive, and smoothly written.
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In those years many things have evolved, and there now exist numerous authors and scholars who would dispute the narrowness or specificity of his definition of fantasy. The title is a bit odd, making it sound like a writer’s how-to book, which it is not. Proudly powered by WordPress. For many readers and writers, the central example has long been Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, although Attebery points out that newer forms such as women’s coming-of-age stories, postmodernist metafiction, science fantasy, and “real world” fantasy may indicate a shift or expansion of the popular conception of the genre.
Brian Attebery Find more information about: Looking back to the early reception of Tolkien’s trend-setting epic fantasy, he points out how critical theory at the time was simply unable to account for either the strengths or the weaknesses of The Lord of the Rings.