Introduction

  • David Roas
Chapter

Abstract

The pages that follow offer a proposed definition in which I attempt to meld the various aspects which, in my opinion, determine the function, meaning and effect of the fantastic. This should not, however, be understood as a rejection of the different concepts that are already available to us. My intention here is to interrogate the precedents and definitions, acknowledging my debt to them, in order to arrive at my own theory of the fantastic which conceives of said category as a discourse in constant intertextual relation with that other discourse that is reality, always understood as a cultural construct.

Keywords

Fantastic Reality Impossible Language Fear Postmodernity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Roas
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  1. 1.Literary Theory and Comparative LiteratureUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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