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  • The Fantastic Vampire

    The Fantastic Vampire
    av James Craig Holte

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313309335

    Wherever vampires existed in the imaginations of different peoples, they adapted themselves to the customs of the local culture. As a result, vampire lore is extremely diverse. So too, representations of the vampire in creative works have been marke…

  • The Fantastic Sublime

    The Fantastic Sublime
    av David M. Sandner

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313300844

    Many Victorian and Edwardian fantasy stories began as extemporaneous oral tales told for the delight of children and, like Alice in Wonderland and The Wind in the Willows, were written down by chance. These fanciful stories, told with child-like spo…

  • The Supernatural in Short Fiction of the Americas

    The Supernatural in Short Fiction of the Americas
    av Dana Del George

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313319396

    The continuing cultural encounters of the Americas, between European and indigenous cultures, and between scientific materialism and premodern supernaturalism, have originated new narrative forms. While supernatural short fiction of the Americas bel…

  • The Unexpected Universe of Doris Lessing

    The Unexpected Universe of Doris Lessing
    av Katherine Fishburn

    Inbunden - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313234248

    In this first study of Doris Lessing's science fiction, Fishburn devotes a chapter to each of Lessing's seven novels. Her major argument is that Lessing uses these novels to change our perception of reality by describing worlds that are simultaneous…

  • Comic Tones in Science Fiction

    Comic Tones in Science Fiction
    av Donald M. Hassler

    Inbunden - 1982 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313228148

  • Into Darkness Peering

    Into Darkness Peering
    av Elisabeth Leonard

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313300424

    Unlike many classic works of fiction, literature of the fantastic enjoys mass popularity. Because the fantastic is so much a part of popular culture, fantasy literature can represent or address the racial attitudes of its audience. Representations o…

  • Eros in the Mind's Eye

    Eros in the Mind's Eye
    av Donald Palumbo

    Inbunden - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313241024

    This lively collection offers a wide-ranging exploration of the erotic and the fantastic in painting, illustration, and frilm. It covers Western art of six centuries--from medieval woodcuts to contemporary poster art--and the cinema of six decades--…

  • The Aesthetics of Ambivalence

    The Aesthetics of Ambivalence
    av Brooks Landon

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313256875

    Brooks Landon's book is wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and near state-of-the-art. It concerns science fiction film and, toward the end, almost becomes SF in its provocative speculations on the future of such film. His study is really two books in…

  • Robert Silverberg's Many Trapdoors

    Robert Silverberg's Many Trapdoors
    av Charles Elkins

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313263088

    One of the most popular, prolific, and important science fiction writers, Robert Silverberg is given penetrating analyses by major scholars and critics of the genre. Extending beyond the conventions of popular culture and pulp science fiction, the s…

  • The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut

    The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut
    av Donald Morse

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313319143

    Vonnegut belongs to what Emerson called the party of hope but hope clearly restricted to this world. This book is the first scholarly study to discuss all of Vonnegut's novels against the background of his other writing, events of the 20th century,…

  • The Company of Camelot

    The Company of Camelot
    av Charlott Spivack

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313279812

    This book deals with the eight major figures in the Arthurian legends and how they have been individually represented in literature from its beginnings up to the present day. The characters discussed are: Arthur the king, his queen Guenevere, his wi…

  • Folklore and the Fantastic in Twelve Modern Irish Novels

    Folklore and the Fantastic in Twelve Modern Irish Novels
    av Marguerite Quintelli-Neary

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313304903

    Ireland has a rich mythological tradition that stretches back for centuries, and much of this folklore tells tales of the fantastic. During the Irish Renaissance, authors such as William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory resurrected Irish folklore in th…

  • The Road to Castle Mount

    The Road to Castle Mount
    av Edgar L. Chapman

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313261459

    One of the most prolific, honored, and widely read science fiction writers, Robert Silverberg has forged a professional career that began in the 1950s and has flourished in succeeding decades. From the very beginning, he was perceived as a promising…

  • Out of the Night and Into the Dream

    Out of the Night and Into the Dream
    av Gregory Kent Stephenson

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313279225

    The author of Empire of the Sun and other acclaimed novels and stories, British science fiction writer J. G. Ballard is here given a penetrating analysis, his work being explored in terms of its internal coherence, its continuity and development, an…

  • Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War

    Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War
    av M. Keith Booker

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313318733

    The 1950s are widely regarded as the golden age of American science fiction. This book surveys a wide range of major science fiction novels and films from the long 1950s--the period from 1946 to 1964--when the tensions of the Cold War were at their…

  • Trajectories of the Fantastic

    Trajectories of the Fantastic
    av Michael Morrison

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313296468

    The essays in this volume examine elements of the fantastic in a variety of media. From the fiction of Toni Morrison, Stephen King, and Chinua Achebe, to the rock songs of David Bowie, the fantastic is seen as adaptable to any art form. In an access…

  • Alien to Femininity

    Alien to Femininity
    av Marleen Barr

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313236341

    This book offers a first step toward spanning the gap between the writing of male critics of speculative fiction, who do not devote enough attention to the contributions of new female voices to this genre, and feminist critics, who should study a ge…

  • Seven Masters of Supernatural Fiction

    Seven Masters of Supernatural Fiction
    av Edward Wagenknecht

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313279607

    An unusual grouping of mainly British writers, this insightful study includes some, like Henry James, who are indisputably leaders of the canon regardless of genre, and others, like Algernon Blackwood, who wrote almost exclusively in the supernatura…

  • "A Better Country"

    "A Better Country"
    av Martha C. Sammons

    Inbunden - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313257469

    This book is a study of religious science fiction and fantasy in the tradition of Lewis and Tolkien. Sammons explores why writers use fantasy to convey theology. In addition, the book provides a theoretical understanding of fantasy as a form of lite…

  • More Real Than Reality

    More Real Than Reality
    av Csilla Bertha

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313266126

    For many readers, the Irish and the fantastic are synonymous. From the ancient texts and medieval illuminated manuscripts to 20th century poetry, painting, drama, stories, and novels, Irish writers and artists have found the fantastic not only conge…

  • Rewriting the Women of Camelot

    Rewriting the Women of Camelot
    av Ann F. Howey

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313316043

    Though firmly rooted in the Middle Ages, Arthurian legend has captivated readers since Caxton and Malory and continues to thrive today. By looking at contemporary reworkings of Arthuriana, this book explores the intersection of popular fiction and f…

  • The Way to Ground Zero

    The Way to Ground Zero
    av Martha A. Bartter

    Inbunden - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313258923

    Bartter surveys 250 American science-fiction stories, and American SF novels--with occasional overlaps of stories made into episodic novels--that have some relationship, often direct, sometimes marginal, to atomic weapons and their effects. . . . Hi…

  • Strange Constellations

    Strange Constellations
    av Russell Blackford

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313251122

    Australia has long been thought of by Europeans as an exotic and mysterious land. During the nineteenth century, it was envisioned much as the moon and Mars are today: a distant and uncharted place with hidden possibilities for explorations and adve…

  • Back in the Spaceship Again

    Back in the Spaceship Again
    av Karen Sands-O'Connor

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313301926

    Much literature for children appears in the form of series, in which familiar characters appear in book after book. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, authors began to write science fiction series for children. These early series ge…

  • Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy

    Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313320644

    Science fiction occupies a peculiar place in the academic study of literature. For decades, scholars have looked at science fiction with disdain and have criticized it for being inferior to other types of literature. But despite the sentiments of th…

  • Contours of the Fantastic

    Contours of the Fantastic
    av Michele Langford

    Inbunden - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313266478

    Addressing the world of the imaginary, the dream, the uncanny, the paranormal, and all forms of speculative fiction, Contours of the Fantastic is a collection of twenty-two essays that were originally presented at the Eighth International Conference…

  • Transrealist Fiction

    Transrealist Fiction
    av Damien Broderick

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313311215

    Transrealist writing treats immediate perceptions in a fantastic way, according to science fiction writer and mathematician Rudy Rucker, who originated the term. In the expanded sense argued in this book, it also intensifies imaginative fiction by w…

  • Lord Dunsany

    Lord Dunsany
    av S. T. Joshi

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313294037

    The Irish writer Lord Dunsany (1878-1957) has suffered a regrettable decline in critical esteem. Although one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of the early 20th century, he seems to have fallen out of fashion with both the Irish…

  • Clockwork Worlds

    Clockwork Worlds
    av Thomas P. Dunn

    Inbunden - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313230264

    Taken to extremes, social organization--however necessary in itself--leads to the creation of what editors Erlich and Dunn label Clockwork Worlds. This anthology has been organized to define and expand that concept for the reader. Arthur O. Lewis pr…

  • The Dark Descent

    The Dark Descent
    av Tony Magistrale

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313272974

    Surely one of America's most popular novelists, Stephen King has only recently begun to receive serious attention from scholars and literary critics. The Dark Descent assembles fifteen illuminating original essays that consider King from a variety o…

  • The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature

    The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature
    av M. Keith Booker

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313290923

    While literary utopias depict an ideal society and reflect an optimistic belief in the triumph of humanity and government, dystopias present a society marked by suffering caused by human and political evils. This book offers a detailed study of seve…

  • Foundations of Science Fiction

    Foundations of Science Fiction
    av John J. Pierce

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313254550

    This important contribution to the study of science fiction explores the origins of the basic literary traditions of the genre. Thematic, rather than chronological, organization sets this work apart from previous analyses. The entire range of litera…

  • The Reclamation of a Queen

    The Reclamation of a Queen
    av Barbara A. Gordon Wise

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313263231

    The Reclamation of a Queen seeks new approaches to Guinevere's shadowed, negative image in the Arthurian legends. There the Queen was generally perceived as either a seemingly passive object of men's desires or as a destructive temptress. Barbara An…

  • Ellipse of Uncertainty

    Ellipse of Uncertainty
    av Lance Olsen

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313255113

    This fascinating study of literary theory is the first work of its kind to examine the intersection of fantasy and postmodernism, and to analyze contemporary fantasy writers comparatively. After carefully developing working definitions of postmodern…

  • Apertures

    av Brian Griffin

    Inbunden - 1984 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313234286

    The authors believe transitional science fiction writer and critic Brian Aldiss represents the evolutionary leap from the older pulp/adventure science fiction to the post new wave genre. They compare his work to that of the early mainstream literary…

  • From Satire to Subversion

    From Satire to Subversion
    av James Riemer

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313255694

    During the recent resurgence of interest in Cabell's work, literary scholars have given the fantasy aspect of his novels only cursory consideration, assigning them a place in the popular high fantasy tradition established by William Morris. Riemer s…

  • Aspects of Fantasy

    Aspects of Fantasy
    av William Coyle

    Inbunden - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313246081

    This anthology of twenty-five essays on fantasy in literature and film gives a striking view of the decline of realism and the penetration of the fantastic mode into the mainstream of fiction. Introduced by William Coyle's illuminating discussion of…

  • War and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

    War and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien
    av Janet B. Croft

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313325922

    Having participated in the First World War, and having seen two of his sons serve in the Second, Tolkien was concerned with many of the same themes that interested other writers in the post-war period. The rhythm of war flows through his writings, b…

  • Dracula in the Dark

    Dracula in the Dark
    av James Craig Holte

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313292156

    One hundred years after his creation by Bram Stoker, Dracula is still fascinating us. This study traces the changing nature of film representations of Dracula, from the early silent adaptations to recent popular dramas. Holte suggests that vampire f…

  • Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction

    Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction
    av Carol A. Senf

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313312038

    Best known today as the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker also wrote several other works, including The Jewel of Seven Stars, Lady Athlyne, and The Lair of the White Worm. In his exploration of supernatural subjects, such as vampirism, he is clearly a…

  • The Scope of the Fantastic--Theory, Technique, Major Authors

    The Scope of the Fantastic--Theory, Technique, Major Authors
    av Robert A. Collins

    Inbunden - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313234477

  • Functions of the Fantastic

    Functions of the Fantastic
    av Joseph L. Sanders

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313295218

    This collection of 23 essays represents the best papers from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Scholars representing diverse perspectives on the fantastic address a variety of works-including those by Jane Austen,…

  • A Literary Symbiosis

    A Literary Symbiosis
    av Hazel Pierce

    Inbunden - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313230653

    A Literary Symbiosis studies the merger of science fiction/fantasy and mystery fiction from historical and critical perspectives. Pierce examines the problems and expectations raised by the various literary labels, particularly as regards definition…

  • Offensive Films

    Offensive Films
    av Mikita Brottman

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313300332

    The films discussed in this book have been labeled cinema vomitif because they induce a visceral response in their audience. They are an underground hybrid of slasher movies, exploitation films, and shock-u-mentaries. Taking a serious look at a tabo…

  • Tolkien's Legendarium

    Tolkien's Legendarium
    av Verlyn Flieger

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313305306

    As a scholar of medieval languages and literature, J.R.R. Tolkien brought to his fiction an intense interest in myth and legend. When he died in 1973, he left behind a vast body of unpublished material related to his fictive mythology. Now edited an…

  • The Shape of the Fantastic

    The Shape of the Fantastic
    av Olena H. Saciuk

    Inbunden - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313261985

    Grotesques, angels, Beast-Man, and the Medusa are among the marvelous cast of characters analyzed in this volume. Originally presented at the 7th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts held in 1986, these essays are stimulating respon…

  • Unearthly Visions

    Unearthly Visions

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313317057

    A pioneering scholarly examination of the rich and fascinating fields of science fiction and fantasy art, this book stimulates scholarly interest in these areas by offering both surveys of the entire history of these traditions and focused examinati…

  • When World Views Collide

    When World Views Collide
    av John J. Pierce

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313254574

    Science fiction has evolved and diverged in many ways and moods. When World Views Collide is the third and final volume in a history of the genre that began with Foundations of Science Fiction and continued in Great Themes of Science Fiction. The co…

  • Science Fiction and the Theatre

    Science Fiction and the Theatre
    av Ralph Willingham

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313289514

    Willingham presents a historical survey of science fiction drama and focusses particularly on the history of attempts to stage science fiction. Little attention has been given to science fiction drama, though numerous science fiction plays exist. Th…

  • Spectrum of the Fantastic

    Spectrum of the Fantastic
    av Donald Palumbo

    Inbunden - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313255021

    The twenty-four essays in this collection represent the best contributions to the Sixth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. All the essays are comparative or interdisciplinary in nature. Their foci range from the psychological asp…