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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Drawing on a number of current literary theories but avoiding most of their jargonAttebery makes a case for fantasy as a significant movement within postmodern literature rather than as a simple exercise of nostalgia. Laura marked it as to-read May 29, The album she listens to most often is Morning Walk tradiyion Metamora.

The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin by Brian Attebery

Melville expanded on this fear of the unknown to create marvels. Receive email notifications on new books and special sales.

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In the early chapters, the author sorts out some of the confusion about the term fantasy, distinguishing the fantastic as a technique from fantasy as a popular formula and a literary genre. Attebery, Brian, Fantasy tradition in American literature. Professor of English at Idaho State University. Account Options Sign in. American fantasy retells the oldest stories in new and pertinent forms and examines our national experience in a timeless context.


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The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin

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