Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth

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9780199316069: Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth

Myth is oral, collective, sacred, and timeless. Fantasy is a modern literary mode and a popular entertainment. Yet the two have always been inextricably intertwined. Stories about Stories examines fantasy as an arena in which different ways of understanding myth compete and new relationships with myth are worked out. The book offers a comprehensive history of the modern fantastic as well as an argument about its nature and importance. Specific chapters cover the origins of fantasy in the Romantic search for localized myths, fantasy versions of the Modernist turn toward the primitive, the post-Tolkienian exploration of world mythologies, post-colonial reactions to the exploitation of indigenous sacred narratives by Western writers, fantasies based in Christian belief alongside fundamentalist attempts to stamp out the form, and the emergence of ever-more sophisticated structures such as metafiction through which to explore mythic constructions of reality.

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Brian Attebery is Professor of English at Idaho State University and the editor of Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. He is also the coeditor, with Ursula K. Le Guin, of The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Norton, 1997) and the author of Decoding Gender in Science Fiction (Routledge, 2002) among other works.

Contenuti:

  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Fantasy as a Route to Myth
  • Taxonomic Interlude: A Note on Genres
  • Chapter 2: Make It Old: The Other Mythic Method
  • Chapter 3: Silver Lies and Spinning Wheels: Christian Myth in MacDonald and Lewis
  • Chapter 4: Romance and Formula, Myth and Memorate
  • Chapter 5: Expanding the Territory: Colonial Fantasy
  • Chapter 6: Angels, Fantasy, and Belief
  • Literalist Interlude: Burning Harry Potter
  • Chapter 7: The Postcolonial Fantastic
  • Chapter 8: Coyote's Eyes: Situated Fantasy
  • Works Cited

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