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Genre at the Crossroads: The Challenge of Fantasy : A Collection of Essays Jean-Pierre Barricelli

Genre at the Crossroads: The Challenge of Fantasy : A Collection of Essays

Jean-Pierre Barricelli

Published September 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781879378483
Paperback
238 pages
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Cultural Writing. Fantasy. Essays. The genre of fantasy (with its many forms) dominated twentieth-century literature and art much in the way realism dominated the literature and art of the ninteenth-century. Yet, while winning wide popular acclaim,MoreCultural Writing. Fantasy. Essays. The genre of fantasy (with its many forms) dominated twentieth-century literature and art much in the way realism dominated the literature and art of the ninteenth-century. Yet, while winning wide popular acclaim, it has often encountered the disapproval and distain of academic critics. The twenty essays in this volume set out to make the case for fantasy, especially science fiction, meanwhile tracing its orgins and illuminating its history. Outside of the editors, contributors include Frank McConnell, Bradford Lyau, G.S. Rousseau, Eric S. Rabkin, Brian Aldiss, Gregory Benford, A. Owen Aldridge, Mark Rose, Georgy Guffy, Michael Clifton and Gary Westfahl.