The Cambridge companion to fantasy literature

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Summary
Fantasy is a creation of the Enlightenment, and the recognition that excitement and wonder can be found in imagining impossible things. From the ghost stories of the Gothic to the zombies and vampires of twenty-first-century popular literature, from Mrs Radcliffe to Ms Rowling, the fantastic has been popular with readers. Since Tolkien and his many imitators, however, it has become a major publishing phenomenon. In this volume, critics and authors of fantasy look at its history since the Enlightenment, introduce readers to some of the different codes for the reading and understanding of fantasy, and examine some of the many varieties and subgenres of fantasy; from magical realism at the more literary end of the genre, to paranormal romance at the more popular end. The book is edited by the same pair who produced The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (winner of a Hugo Award in 2005).
Contents
Fantasy from Dryden to Dunsany / Gary K. Wolfe
Gothic and horror fiction / Adam Roberts
American fantasy, 1820-1950 / Paul Kincaid
The development of children's fantasy / Maria Nikolajeva
Tolkien, Lewis and the explosion of genre fantasy / Edward James
Structuralism / Brian Attebery
Psychoanalysis / Andrew M. Butler
Political readings / Mark Bould and Sherryl Vint
Modernism and postmodernism / Jim Casey
Thematic criticism / Farah Mendlesohn
The languages of the fantastic / Greer Gilman
Reading the fantasy series / Kari Maund
Reading the slipstream / Gregory Frost
Magical realism / Sharon Sieber
Writers of colour / Nnedi Okorafor
Quest fantasies / W.A. Senior
Urban fantasy / Alexander C. Irvine
Dark fantasy and paranormal romance / Roz Kaveney
Modern children's fantasy Catherine Butler
Historical fantasy / Veronica Schanoes
Fantasies of history and religion / Graham Sleight.

Additional Information
Series Cambridge companions to topics.
Subjects Fantasy literature, English -- History and criticism.
Fantasy literature, American -- History and criticism.
Fantasy literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Fantasy literature -- Appreciation.
Publisher Cambridge ; New York :Cambridge University Press,2012
Other Titles Fantasy literature
Contributors James, Edward, 1947- editor.
Mendlesohn, Farah, editor.
Language English
Description xxiv, 268 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780521728737 (pbk.)
0521728738 (pbk.)
9780521429597 (hbk.)
0521429595 (hbk.)
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