BRIAN ATTEBERY THE FANTASY TRADITION IN AMERICAN LITERATURE PDF

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Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, Ruskin, MacDonald, Morris, Lewis and Tolkien in a concise survey of the different . Brian Attebery’s “strategies of fantasy” include not only the writer’s strategies for in his study of The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature, Attebery focuses. The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature has 15 ratings and 1 review. Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, R.

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Fantasy for American children — ch. American fantasy retells the oldest stories in new and pertinent forms and examines our national experience in a timeless context. User lists Similar Items. Le Guin, John Crowley, J. As well, there has developed a strain in our fantasy that draws on the myths and lore of American Indians, a lore which could be said to be the earliest native folk tradition of the marvelous that we have.

Criticism, interpretation, etc Additional Physical Format: No eBook available Amazon. Critical terms for science fiction and fantasy: Tom marked it as to-read Jan 02, Renee marked it as to-read Feb 23, Samantha rated it liked it Mar 13, Imagining Being an American Donald E.

Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, Ruskin, MacDonald, Morris, Lewis and Tolkien in a concise survey of the different definitions and characteristics of the genre of fantasy, first exploring it as a whole, then defining its influence on American folklore.

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If it has been the dimming of brizn American dream that has caused a subsequent rise in the brilliance of our fantasy, we can at least be glad that we now have stories to light our real world, dark and troubled though it may be. Atli rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Jeanette marked it as to-read Aug 22, Interesting argument about the development of a distinctly American fantasy tradition. Finding libraries that hold ghe item Brian Attebery’s “strategies of fantasy” include not only the writer’s strategies for inventing believable impossibilities, but also the reader’s strategies for enjoying, challenging, and conspiring with the text.

Brian Attebery’s The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin

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Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Preview this item Preview this item. After sharing his definition of fantasy, Attebery traces the genre’s development in American literature from the anonymous ballads, tall tales, and legends of the 18th and early 19th centuries to the sophisticated fantasy novels of the Tolkien era…this book, complete with index and extensive bibliography, is highly recommended for undergraduate, graduate, and public libraries.

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User-contributed reviews Add a review amefican share your thoughts with other readers. Mail More Posts 1. Rather than drawing definitive boundaries for the genre, Attebery proposes a description of fantasy as a “fuzzy set”: Le Guin, with her Earthsea books. Receive email notifications on new books and attdbery sales. With rare exceptions, ballads and folk tales original to America follow the same pattern.

Tolkien and the Theorists Locating fantasy — ch. Attebery, Brian, Fantasy tradition in American literature. Surreal fiction, on the other hand, plays freely with natural law, obeying or stepping outside it at will. Remember me on this computer. For the first time, an American fantasist drew on images and themes that are uniquely American in flavor.