By Peter Hunt, Lenz
This publication presents an illuminating consultant to literature that creates replacement worlds for younger readers. concentrating on the paintings of Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman, the e-book considers either the style of 'alternative worlds' and the individuality of those authors' texts, together with Philip Pullman's The Amber Sypglass. Peter Hunt is Pofessor of English at Cardiff collage. Millicent Lenz is affiliate Professor on the kingdom collage of recent York at Albany.
Read Online or Download Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction (Continuum Collection, Contemporary Classics of Children's Literature) PDF
Best literary books
First novel within the celebrated Vincent Calvino sequence with a brand new advent via Christopher G. Moore. Calvino's research into Hoadly's dying takes him from the red-light district of Patpong to the slums of Klong Toey. He works himself during the strength constitution of gangsters, godfathers and crooked police officers.
From united states this present day bestselling writer Elizabeth Chadwick comes a gripping, never-before-told, medieval conflict of the sexesMatilda, daughter of Henry I, understands that there are those that won't settle for her as England's queen whilst her father dies. however the males who aid her rival, and cousin, Stephen don't know the iron will that drives her.
A comedy of blunders that includes a mix of quirky characters. a gaggle of gardeners in a London park locate themselves in concern as a big assembly with the council looms. The author's selection of tales, "Love Your Enemies", gained the David Higham Prize for Fiction.
Within the years among 1929 and 1939, whilst Itzik Manger wrote lots of the poetry and fiction that made him well-known, his identify between Yiddish readers was once a family notice. known as the Shelley of Yiddish, he was once characterised as being "drunk with talent". This anthology of Manger's paintings seeks to reveal the complete diversity of his genius in poetry, fiction and feedback.
- The Reign of Greed: Complete English Version of El Filibusterismo
- Vernacular and Latin Literary Discourses of the Muslim Other in Medieval Germany
- Everyone in Silico
- The Character of God: Recovering the Lost Literary Power of American Protestantism
Additional resources for Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction (Continuum Collection, Contemporary Classics of Children's Literature)
There is a re-working of Christ's passion, and, in The Last Battle, the end of the alternative world in favour of another: 'When Asian said you could never go back to Narnia, he meant the Narnia you were thinking of. But that was not the real Narnia. That had a beginning and an end. It was only a shadow or a copy of the real Narnia which has always been here and always will be here; just as our own world, England and all, is only a shadow or copy of something in Asian's real world ... ' The new [Narnia] was a deeper country: every rock and flower and blade of grass looked as if it meant more.
Later Le Guin wrote a story (never published) about a prince in search of the Ultimate, who encounters a colony of raft people, settles with them as the 'ultimate' until he discovers there are more remote sea-people inhabiting the sea, and joins them. ) When the publisher of Parnassus Press invited her in 1967 to write a book 'for older kids' (beyond the picture book level), the result was a mix of archetypal ingredients: islands, magic, and above all wizards. Her minimal former acquaintance with wizards had consisted only of 'usually elderly or ageless Gandalfs,' and she asked herself, what they were 'before they had white beards?
2000) The Annotated Alice. The Definitive Edition, New York: Norton. Harvey, D. (1985) The Song of Middle-Earth. ]. R. R. Tolkien's Themes, Symbols, and Myths, London: Allen and Unwin. Hethenngton, J. (1973) Norman Lindsay: The Embattled Olympian, Melbourne: Oxford University Press. Hulme, K. (1984) Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature, New York: Methuen. Jackson, R. (1981) Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion, London: Methuen. Manlove, C. N. (1983) The Impulse of Fantasy Literature, London: Macmillan.
Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction (Continuum Collection, Contemporary Classics of Children's Literature) by Peter Hunt, Lenz