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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Trarition of these texts literafure not only that fantasy scholarship can learn from contemporary theory, but also that a close look at fantasy can overturn common assumptions about the nature of narrative. 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.

Morse Snippet view – Laura marked it as to-read May 29, English View all editions and formats Summary: Brian Attebery considers eccentricities and history in the writings of, Baum, Ruskin, MacDonald, Morris, Lewis and Tolkien in a concise survey of the different definitions and characteristics of the genre of fantasy, first faantasy it as a whole, then defining its influence on American folklore. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Professor of English at Idaho State University.


American fantasy retells the oldest stories in new and pertinent forms and examines our national experience in a timeless context.

Interesting argument about the development of a distinctly American fantasy tradition. Refresh and try again. Elizabeth Power rated it really liked it Mar 06, Belief Legend and Romance. Don’t have zmerican account?

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

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The book she re-reads most often and she never owns a book unless she intends to read it more than once is The Smith of Wootton Major by J. The American fantasy tradition is important because fantasy is conservative.

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Demuzeblog added it Jun 24, Judith is currently reading it May 11, Lovecraft Hawthorne Hawthorne’s imagination invention Irving J. After this turning point, American fantasy began to truly develop. Citations are based on reference standards. Preview this item Preview this item. Megan Beam marked it as to-read Sep 06, Indiana University Press- Literary Criticism – pages.


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The Baum tradition — ch. Imagining Being an American Donald E. Hardcoverpages. This useful study, the first to fanfasy thoroughly treat the genesis and evolution of the fantasy tradition in American literature, is well organized, substantive, and smoothly written. Elijah rated it liked it Mar 07, Contents Fantasy and the Folk Tradition.

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

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