Twentieth-Century Fantasists

Essays on Culture, Society and Belief in Twentieth-Century Mythopoeic Literature

  • Kath Filmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Kath Filmer
    Pages 1-7
  3. Roslynn Haynes
    Pages 8-22
  4. Charles A. Huttar
    Pages 92-107
  5. Stephen Prickett
    Pages 183-192
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-212

About this book

Introduction

Twentieth-Century Fantasists is a collection of essays which examine the way in which fantasy literature functions as cultural and social criticism. Essays on Tolkien, Le Guin, Angela Carter, H.G. Wells and C.S. Lewis are included: and also works by William Burroughs, Ford Madox Ford, and Salman Rushdie are discussed. The book surveys the social and cultural changes of the twentieth century as reflected in the works of fantasy writers.

Keywords

culture Imagination Narrative new media novel postmodernism society Tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Kath Filmer
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-22126-4
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-22128-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22126-4
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