The A To Z Of Fantasy Literature

Author: Brian Stableford
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810863453
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The A To Z Of Fantasy Literature from the Author: Brian Stableford. Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. 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.

Sequels

Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
Size: 22.56 MB
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Sequels from the Author: Janet Husband. A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Books

Author: Tim Cottrill
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780824086718
Size: 58.99 MB
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Books from the Author: Tim Cottrill.

What Do I Read Next 2002

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787652951
Size: 46.84 MB
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What Do I Read Next 2002 from the Author: Gale Group. Contains descriptions of 1,201 books in nine fiction genres published in late 2001 and 2002, each including the author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, subject, plot summary, and lists of reviews and other books by the same writer; arranged alphabetically by author in each genre section.

Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Subject Catalog from the Author: Library of Congress.