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- DescriptionMany of the developments and concerns of the twentieth century have been anticipated by the writers of fantasy fiction. In this collection of essays, Kath Filmer has gathered specialist writers who examine the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, H.G. Wells, Ursula Le Guin and others, as works of social and cultural criticism. Essays in ths book also deal with contemporary writers of fantasy - Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, and children's writers Alan Garner and Madeleine L'Engle. Other essays focus upon sword and sorcery vels and the way in which elements of television news can be read as fantasy. This is a book for all those who read and enjoy fantasy, and who want to deepen their appreciation of favourite authors in the genre.
- Author BiographyKATH FILMER teaches English at the University of Queensland. She is a Director of Writing and Editorial Services, taking workshops and seminars to readers' and writers' groups throughout Australia. She has edited The Victorian Fantasists and is author of The Fiction of C.S. Lewis: Mask and Mirror. She is a poet, publishing regularly in Poetry Monash, a journalist, and a writer of short fiction.
- Author(s)Kath ed Filmer
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication07/07/1992
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Notebiography
- Weight445 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byKath Filmer
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