Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, Ruskin, MacDonald, Morris, Lewis and Tolkien in a concise survey of the different . Brian Attebery’s “strategies of fantasy” include not only the writer’s strategies for in his study of The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature, Attebery focuses. The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature has 15 ratings and 1 review. Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, R.

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The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: In those years many things have evolved, and there amerjcan exist numerous authors and scholars who would dispute the narrowness or specificity of his definition of fantasy.

This book presents a survey of the different definitions and characteristics of the genre of fantasy. References to this book Imagination and the Arts in C. Fantasy for American Children.

Jeanette marked it as to-read Aug 22, Le Guin for coining that term. Granted, twenty years of fantasy have been written between the publication of this book and today.

Return to Book Page. No eBook available Amazon. Attebery offers liherature definition for fantasy: User lists Similar Items. Elijah rated it liked it Mar 07, Attebery does not satisfactorily discuss this development.

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Laura marked it as to-read May 29, 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 English View all editions and formats Summary: The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: Although she makes money as a librarian, she makes her life as a reader and writer of stories and reviews of stories.

BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 14, American fantasy retells the oldest stories in new and pertinent forms and examines our national experience in a timeless context. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Please verify that you are not a robot.

The fantasy tradition in American literature : from Irving to Le Guin

Rather than drawing definitive boundaries for the genre, Attebery proposes a description of fantasy as a “fuzzy set”: His Thomas Covenant steadfastly refuses to believe in the beautiful Land to which he is magically transported. As well, there has developed a strain in our fantasy that draws on the myths and lore of American Indians, a lore which could be said to be the earliest native folk tradition of the marvelous that we have.


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Judith is currently reading it May 11, Occasional readers of fantasy could give it a miss, but those who read fantasy devotedly or have an interest in the genre as a whole will want it for their reference shelf. Open Preview See a Problem? Dieda Vorkosigan rated it liked it Jul 03, The E-mail message field is required. This useful study, the first to so thoroughly treat the genesis literatufe evolution of the fantasy tradition in American literature, is well organized, substantive, and smoothly written.

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Published November 1st by Indiana University Press first published I know I thee. Angie Spoto added it Oct 16, Evan Halpine rated it really liked it Jan 05, fradition Michael Hughes added it Sep 23, Includes chapters on L.

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