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Fantasy /

Wendy Mass, Stuart P. Levine, book editors.

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Names: Mass, Wendy, | Levine, Stuart P.,
Published: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, c2002.
Series: The Greenhaven Press companion to literary movements and genres
Topics: Fantasy literature, English - History and criticism. | Fantasy literature, American - History and criticism. | Fantasy literature - History and criticism - Theory, etc. | Fantasy literature - Appreciation.
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Foreword -- Introduction : Literature of impossibility -- What is fantasy? -- 1. Understanding the fantasy genre -- Fantasy's roots : ballads, folktales, and legends / Brian Attebery ; Fantasy literature both reflects and denies reality / Jules Zanger ; Building blocks of fantasy / Susan Dexter ; Re-evaluating some definitions of fantasy / Edmund Little ; Fantasy books for adolescents inspire and empower / Tamora Pierce ; Fantasy allows children to question the status quo / Jeanne Murray Walker -- 2. Exploring themes and conventions -- Integral sense of wonder / William Senior ; Symbolism and allegory / Ann Swinfen ; Quest / John H. Timmerman ; Comic fantasy / C.N. Manlove ; Characterizations in Tolkien's Lord of the rings / Dwayne Thorpe ; Robert Jordan and the longing for a premodern past / Edward Rothstein -- 3. State of the genre today -- Women are changing the face of fantasy / Charlotte Spivack ; Publishing fantasy literature / David G. Hartwell ; Fantasy and censorship / Michael O. Tunnel.

Table of Contents for: Fantasy