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Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion (New Accents)

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PMThis study argues against vague interpretations of fantasy as mere escapism and seeks to define it as a distinct kind of narrative. A general theoretical section introduces recent work on fantasy, notably Tzventan Todorov's The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre (1973). Dr Jackson, however, extends Todorov's ideas to include aspects of psychoanalytical theory. Seeing fantasy as primarily an expression of unconscious drives, she stresses the importance of the writings of Freud and subsequent theorists when analysing recurrent themes, such as doubling or multiplying selves, mirror images, metamorphosis and bodily disintegration. l Gothic fiction, classic Victorian fantasies, the 'fantastic realism' of Dickens and Dostoevsky, tales by Mary Shelley, James Hogg, E.T.A. Hoffmann, George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, R.L. Stevenson, Franz Kafka, Mervyn Peake and Thomas Pynchon are among the texts covered. Through a reading of thse frequently disquieting works, Dr Jackson moves towards a definition of fantasy expressing cultural unease. These issues are discussed in relation to a wide range of fantasies with varying images of desire and disenchantmen

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"Dr Jackson has written a wide-ranging and frequently stimulating introduction to the subject of fantasy in modern literature."--"Times Literary Supplement" <BR>This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information.<BR>Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415025621
Author:
Jackson, Rosemary
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Jackson, R.
Author:
Jackson Dr, Rose
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
New Accents
Publication Date:
19810331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.20x5.80x.52 in. .55 lbs.

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