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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 changin

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This alphabetically arranged reference for scholars and general readers covers the fantasy genre from its roots in the earliest literature to the present day. Included are more than 700 entries on contemporary and historical authors, as well as over 200 more on fantasy subgenres, technical terms from fantasy criticism, and some key themes and story elements (dragons, wish-fulfillment, Knights Templar, etc.). Novelist Stableford (creative writing, University College, Winchester, England) provides an overview of the genre's history and reception in the introduction. An extensive bibliography completes the volume.
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This alphabetically arranged reference for scholars and general readers covers the fantasy genre from its roots in the earliest literature to the present day. Included are more than 700 entries on contemporary and historical authors, as well as over 200 more on fantasy subgenres, technical terms from fantasy criticism, and some key themes and story elements (dragons, wish-fulfillment, Knights Templar, etc.). Novelist Stableford (creative writing, University College, Winchester, England) provides an overview of the genre's history and reception in the introduction. An extensive bibliography completes the volume. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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:
9780810849440
Author:
Stableford, Brian M.
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
499
Dimensions:
8.88x5.78x1.36 in. 1.58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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