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The Resource Basic categories of fantastic literature revisited, edited by Andrzej Wicher, Piotr Spyra and Joanna Matyjaszczyk, (electronic resource)

Basic categories of fantastic literature revisited, edited by Andrzej Wicher, Piotr Spyra and Joanna Matyjaszczyk, (electronic resource)

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Basic categories of fantastic literature revisited
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Basic categories of fantastic literature revisited
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edited by Andrzej Wicher, Piotr Spyra and Joanna Matyjaszczyk
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eng
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CaPaEBR
LC call number
PN3435
LC item number
.B37 2014eb
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wicher, Andrzej
  • Spyra, Piotr
  • Matyjaszczyk, Joanna
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  • Fantasy literature
  • Science fiction
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A unique collection of essays on selected aspects of science-fiction, fantasy and broadly understood fantastic literature, unified by a highly theoretical focus, this volume offers an overview of the most important theories pertaining to the field of the fantastic, such as Tzvetan Todorov's definition of the term itself, J.R.R. Tolkien's essay "On Fairy Stories," and the concept of "Gothic space". The composition and order of the chapters provide the reader with a systematic overview of major theoretical perspectives and serve as an accessible introduction to the topic of fantastic literature. The book combines reflection on various genres such as fantasy, science fiction, horror, Gothic writing, and even drama, offering a comprehensive overview of the fantastic across genealogical lines. The authors whose works are addressed by the volume's twelve chapters include some of the most popular household names in fantastic literature, such as H.P. Lovecraft, George R.R. Martin, Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman. In addition, the volume also includes readings of contemporary fantastic literature against the backdrop of world literature classics, such as Homeric poetry, Edmund Spenser and the drama of the English Renaissance
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Basic categories of fantastic literature revisited, edited by Andrzej Wicher, Piotr Spyra and Joanna Matyjaszczyk, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001407107
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unknown
Isbn
9781443866798
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Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001407107
Label
Basic categories of fantastic literature revisited, edited by Andrzej Wicher, Piotr Spyra and Joanna Matyjaszczyk, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001407107
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781443866798
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001407107

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