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The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

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ISBN 13 : 9780810863453
Pages : 568 pages
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Download The A to Z of Fantasy Literature PDF Format Full Free by Brian Stableford and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-08-13 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.


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ISBN 13 : 1476671702
Pages : 223 pages
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Download Fantasy Literature and Christianity PDF Format Full Free by Weronika Łaszkiewicz and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-10-04 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The debate surrounding the Christian aspects of C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter has revealed not only the prominence of religious themes in fantasy fiction, but also readers' concerns over portrayals of religion in fantasy. Yet while analyses of these works fill many volumes, other fantasy series have received much less attention. This critical study explores the fantastic religions and religious themes in American and Canadian works by Stephen R. Donaldson (Chronicles of Thomas Covenant), Guy Gavriel Kay (Fionavar Tapestry), Celia S. Friedman (Coldfire Trilogy), and Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn). References to biblical tradition and Christian teachings reveal these writers' overall approach to Christianity and the relationship between Christianity and the fantasy genre.


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ISBN 13 : 1443858625
Pages : 310 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1461731879
Pages : 500 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1461731887
Pages : 240 pages
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Download The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater PDF Format Full Free by Scott J. Miller and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature-narrative, poetry, and drama-in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Japanese literature.


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Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature

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ISBN 13 : 9780879722418
Pages : 124 pages
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Download Other Worlds PDF Format Full Free by John H. Timmerman and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1983 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fantasy permits its readers a certain distance from pragmatic affairs and offers them a clearer insight into them. It offers a parallel reality, which gives us a renewed awareness of what we already know. Fantasy invites the reader to recover a belief which has been beclouded by knowledge, to renew a faith which has been shattered by fact. As the pace of modern life quickens, the fascination for fantasy literature quickens simultaneously.


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ISBN 13 : 0941028763
Pages : 800 pages
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Download Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature PDF Format Full Free by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.


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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474411045
Pages : 160 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1610694619
Pages : 622 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0941028755
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Download Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Vol 1 PDF Format Full Free by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.


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ISBN 13 : 1440858489
Pages : 420 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0810872153
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ISBN 13 : 0810872161
Pages : 561 pages
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Download The A to Z of Slovenia PDF Format Full Free by Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010 with total page 561 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than 1,300 years Slovenes had lived in Eastern Europe without having a separate Slovene state, but in December of 1990, they voted for independence, or, put more appropriately, for "disassociation" from Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, Slovenia had to fight for its independence, which it did not fully achieve until 1995 after its bloody disintegration with Yugoslavia was over. Since independence, however, Slovenia has prospered; its economy is far ahead of other former communist states and in 2004 Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the European Union, the only republic of former Yugoslavia to do so. The A to Z of Slovenia covers the history of Slovenia and its struggle to gain independence from communism. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.


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ISBN 13 : 1461671698
Pages : 418 pages
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