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The Resource The fantastic in literature, by Eric S. Rabkin

The fantastic in literature, by Eric S. Rabkin

Label
The fantastic in literature
Title
The fantastic in literature
Statement of responsibility
by Eric S. Rabkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What exactly is the fantastic? In the twentieth-century world, our notions of what is impossible are assaulted every day. To define the nature of fantasy and the fantastic, Eric S. Rabkin considers its role in fairy tales, science fiction, detective stories, and religious allegory, as well as in traditional literature.The examples he studies range from Grimm's fairy tales to Agatha Christie, from Childhood's End to the novels of Henry James, from Voltaire to Robbe-Grillet to A Canticle for Leiboivitz. By analyzing different works of literature, the author shows that the fantastic depends on a reversal of the ground rules of a narrative world. This reversal signals most commonly a psychological escape, often from boredom, to an unknown world secretly yearned for, whose order, although reversed, bears a precise relation to reality.Originally published in 1976"--publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabkin, Eric S
Dewey number
809/.91/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.F34
LC item number
.R335 1976eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
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  • Fantasy literature
  • Fantastic, The, in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Fantastic, The, in literature
  • Fantasy literature
Label
The fantastic in literature, by Eric S. Rabkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
905862720
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400870790
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13gnm2f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905862720
Label
The fantastic in literature, by Eric S. Rabkin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
905862720
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400870790
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13gnm2f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905862720

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