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The fantasy tradition in American literature

Brian Attebery

The fantasy tradition in American literature

from Irving to Le Guin

by Brian Attebery

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fantastic fiction, American -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p.

    StatementBrian Attebery.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS374.F27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21215047M
    ISBN 100253356652

    African-American literature is the body of literature produced in the United States by writers of African descent. It begins with the works of such late 18th-century writers as Phillis the high point of slave narratives, African-American literature was dominated by .   Ann marked it as to-read Fantasy and the Folk Tradition. Attebery, Brian, Fantasy tradition in American literature. Atteber terms for science fiction and fantasy: For the first time, an American fantasist drew on images and themes that are uniquely American in flavor.

      There is no tradition of horror or weird writing in Spanish. There is a bit in Argentinian literature because we had more diverse influences than Spanish literature. We also had a writer, Borges, who was completely in to English literature (and after him many that were into American literature). Still, that’s not a tradition.   Poe and the Subversion of American Literature is full of fresh insights. The merits of Tally's ideas are clear the claim that satirical fantasy is a useful term for describing a considerable portion of Poe's literary output is food for thought and will surely inspire additional studies of :

    The American Fantasy Tradition is one of the finest survey anthologies of Western fantasy ever assembled, and it would serve as a splendid textbook for any introductory course to modern fantasy. It stands with David Hartwell’s The Dark Descent, Gardner Dozois’s Modern Classics of Fantasy, and Jeff and Ann VanderMeer’s The Weird as one. Traditional literature is the oldest type of literature our youth will encounter. These stories originated as part of an oral tradition and were recorded at a later date. While traditional literature is now "solidly" written down so that readers can have a tangible and consistent piece of literature in their hands, this was not generally the.


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The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and h /5. The American tradition of fantasy can be considered a long-range attempt at that one task: creating an American fairyland.

The process has been a slow, fitful one involving repeated borrowings from other literatures, reconstructions of any supernatural lore that has survived in fragmentary or rationalized form, and eventually the elevation of.

(source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary 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.

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 erathis book, complete with index and extensive bibliography, is highly recommended for undergraduate Cited by: Book Description Indiana University Press 11/22/, Hardback or Cased Book.

Condition: New. Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller/5(17). The American Fantasy Tradition [Thomsen, Brian M.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

A comprehensive anthology of American fantasy literature that applies groundbreaking critical theorems to the genre of Fantasy to delineate the true American tradition The fantasy tradition in American literature book fantasy from the Anglo-European canon/5(5).

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adventure American fantasy archetypal ballad Baum's Bradbury Burroughs C. Lewis Cabell's called characters child color creatures dark death Dorothy dragon. The fantasy tradition in American literature: from Irving to Le Guin – Ghent University Library.

Laura marked it as to-read hradition 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.

The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin by Brian Attebery. Fantasy and the Folk Tradition. References to this book Imagination and the Arts in C. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.

Thanks for telling atetbery about the problem. Jeanette marked it as to-read Angie Spoto added it Oct 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.

Get this from a library. The fantasy tradition in American literature: from Irving to Le Guin. [Brian Attebery] -- Includes chapters on L. Frank Baum and Ursula Le Guin, with material on Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Rice. Even the most fantastic myths, legends and fairy tales differ from modern fantasy genre in three respects: Modern genre fantasy postulates a different reality, either a fantasy world separated from ours, or a hidden fantasy side of our own world.

In addition, the rules, geography, history, etc. of this world tend to be defined, even if they are not described outright.

At first presenting his book as an academic anthology through which he hopes to delineate a specific tradition of American fantasy from European fantasy, Thomson, like so many anthologists when they use the term "American," seems to really mean a fantasy tradition of straight white men writing in the United States or Canada.4/5.

The fantasy tradition in American literature: from Irving to Le Guin. [Brian Attebery] the first to so thoroughly treat the genesis and evolution of the fantasy tradition in American literature, is well organized, substantive, and smoothly written. # Fantasy fiction, American--History and criticism\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema.

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Author: Brian Attebery This book describes a tradition of English literary figures from to the present day who have either emigrated to the United States or whose writing has been shaped. 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.

Drawing on a number of current literary theories (but avoiding most of their jargon), Attebery makes a case for fantasy as a significant movement within postmodern literature rather 4/5(1). Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama.

From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels, manga and video games. Fantasy is distinguished from the genres of science. As a result, the successful fantasy novel must offer readers a convincing escape from reality.

In his book The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature Brian Attebery says: "Fantasy is a game of sorts, and it demands that one play whole-heartedly, accepting for the moment all rules and turns of the game. The reward for this extra payment.

Traditional Fantasy: "The literature originated orally and has no author. Therefore, we often associate these tales with a collector or reteller.

Tales from the oral tradition are part of the fabric of every culture. Traditional tales were almost always fantastic in nature, involving magic or talking animals."Author: Katrina Salley.

Traditional literature is a genre of stories passed down through many generations by word of mouth. At some point, these stories take a fixed form in one or more kinds of storytelling, such as with fairy tales, whose details have been altered to make them more appropriate for children. Traditional literature includes.

Granted, twenty years of fantasy have been written between the publication of this book and today. Yost marked it as to-read Belief Legend and Romance. The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin by Brian Attebery.

Fantasy fiction, American — History and criticism. She has a growing interest in the.American literature - American literature - The novel and short story: Two distinct groups of novelists responded to the cultural impact, and especially the technological horror, of World War II.

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