OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Stories About Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth

ISBN : 9780199316069

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¥17,710
著者: 
Brian Attebery
ページ
252 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
161 x 237 mm
刊行日
2013年02月
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Myth is oral, collective, sacred, and timeless. Fantasy is a modern literary mode and a popular entertainment. Yet the two have always been inextricably intertwined. Stories about Stories examines fantasy as an arena in which different ways of understanding myth compete and new relationships with myth are worked out. The book offers a comprehensive history of the modern fantastic as well as an argument about its nature and importance. Specific chapters cover the origins of fantasy in the Romantic search for localized myths, fantasy versions of the Modernist turn toward the primitive, the post-Tolkienian exploration of world mythologies, post-colonial reactions to the exploitation of indigenous sacred narratives by Western writers, fantasies based in Christian belief alongside fundamentalist attempts to stamp out the form, and the emergence of ever-more sophisticated structures such as metafiction through which to explore mythic constructions of reality.

目次: 

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Fantasy as a Route to Myth
Taxonomic Interlude: A Note on Genres
Chapter 2: Make It Old: The Other Mythic Method
Chapter 3: Silver Lies and Spinning Wheels: Christian Myth in MacDonald and Lewis
Chapter 4: Romance and Formula, Myth and Memorate
Chapter 5: Expanding the Territory: Colonial Fantasy
Chapter 6: Angels, Fantasy, and Belief
Literalist Interlude: Burning Harry Potter
Chapter 7: The Postcolonial Fantastic
Chapter 8: Coyote's Eyes: Situated Fantasy
Works Cited

著者について: 

Brian Attebery is Professor of English at Idaho State University and the editor of Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. He is also the coeditor, with Ursula K. Le Guin, of The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Norton, 1997) and the author of Decoding Gender in Science Fiction (Routledge, 2002) among other works.

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