Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited

Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited

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A unique collection of essays on selected aspects of science-fiction, fantasy and broadly understood fantastic literature, unified by a highly theoretical focus, this volume offers an overview of the most important theories pertaining to the field of the fantastic, such as Tzvetan Todorov's definition of the term itself, J.R.R. Tolkien's essay 'On Fairy Stories, ' and the concept of 'Gothic space'. The composition and order of the chapters provide the reader with a systematic overview of major...features of content, such as a cosmic scale; a serious purpose; a setting in a distant past; the presence of heroic and ... states in a€œEpic as Genre, a€ what has led handbook writers to consider such disparate compositions as Beowulf and Paradiseanbsp;...

Title:Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited
Author: Andrzej Wicher, Piotr Spyra, Joanna Matyjaszczyk
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-11-19

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