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Twentieth-Century Fantasists : Essays on Culture, Society and Belief in Twentieth-Century Mythopoeic Literature - Kath Filmer

Twentieth-Century Fantasists

Essays on Culture, Society and Belief in Twentieth-Century Mythopoeic Literature

By: Kath Filmer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th July 1992
ISBN: 9780333569542
Number Of Pages: 212

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This collection of essays examines the way in which fantasy literature functions as cultural and social criticism. Essays on Tolkien, Le Guin, Angela Carter, H.G. Wells and C.S. Lewis are included, as well as works by William Burroughs, Ford Madox Ford and Salman Rushdie are discussed. There is an essay on sword and sorcery novels, on the use of Welsh myth in children's fantasy and on the fantastical elements in television news broadcasts. This book surveys the social and cultural changes of the 20th century as reflected in the works of fantasy writers. "Twentieth-Century Fantasists" is the companion volume to "The Victorian Fantasists", also edited by Kath Filmer as well as "The Fiction of C.S. Lewis: Mask and Mirror" and she publishes regularly in "Poetry Monash".

Foreword Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction; K.Filmer Science, Myth and Utopia; R.Haynes Wells, The First Men in the Moon, and Lewis's Ransom Trilogy; D.Lake Visions from the Verge: Terror and Play in G.K. Chesterton's Imagination; E.Schenkel Meaning Everything: The Image of Pan; R.Dingley The Eternal Feminine Reclaimed: Ford Madox Ford's Medieval Fantasies; V.C.Kenny Viewing 'The Immense Panorama or Futility and Anarchy that is Contemporary History' in the The First Six Novels of Charles Williams; M.McKinley Tolkien, Epic Traditions and Golden Age Myths; C.A.Huttar Atseiniau O Ddyddiau Gynt: Welsh Myth and Culture in Contemporary Fantasy; K.Filmer Wordsworth in Space: The Fantasies of William S. Burroughs; D.Wu 'Escape!': That Dirty Word in Modern Fantasy: Le Guin's Earthsea; N.Talbot 'In the Demythologising Business: Angela Carter's The Infernal Desire Machine of Dr Hoffmann (1972); C.Manlove The Handmaid's Tale: Narrative Voice and the Primacy of the Tale; B.Garlick Hammering the Demons: Sword, Sorcery and Contemporary Society; J.Strugnell Centring the Margins: Postmodernism and Fantasy; S.Prickett Dreaming Each Other: The Discourse of Fantasy in Contemporary New Media; K.Filmer Index

ISBN: 9780333569542
ISBN-10: 0333569547
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 7th July 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 13