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Dickerson, Matthew T., O`hara, David

From Homer to Harry Potter

A Handbook on Myth And Fantasy

€ 29.84

Explores the impact and importance of Greek mythology, Arthurian legend, fairy tales, and other works of fantasy on the literary culture of today.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgments 9(2)
Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Sources 11(4)
Citations from C. S. Lewis
Citations from J. R. R. Tolkien
Citations from Other Authors: Story
Citations from Other Authors: Essay and Criticism
Authors` Note 15(6)
Part 1 The Literature of Faerie and the Roots of Modern Fantasy
Introduction: From Cosmogony to Fairy Tale
21(18)
What Is Myth?
Myth and Truth
Stories at the Boundaries
39(26)
Three Faces of Myth and Faerie
Defining Myth and Fantasy?
Spells and The Spell: Enchantment and Fantasy
Chasing Down Allegories?
Mapping Our Territory (and Its Perils)
Biblical Myth and Story
65(28)
Three Ways the Bible Functions as Myth
The Bible as a Whole: Muthos of Worlds and Wars
God and Satan
Images of Heaven and Hell
Genesis and the Flood
Job, the Great Biblical Myth
The Gospels: True Historic Myth
The Bible as the Grand Myth
Homeric Myth (and the ``Epic`` Fantasy)
93(16)
Homer`s Iliad
Homer`s Odyssey
Myth and History in the Ancient World
Myth and National Identity
Ancient Myth, Religion, and Morality
Ancient Myth and the Rise of Science and Philosophy
Ancient Myth and Early Christianity
Beowulf to Arthur: Medieval Legend and Romance
109(20)
The Cauldron of Story and Beowulf in Tolkien
The Prose Edda and Scandinavian Myth
The Bones of Beowulf
Arthurian Legend
Nineteenth-Century Fairy Tale and Fantasy: The Brothers Grimm and George MacDonald
129(40)
Fairy Tales and the Nineteenth Century
The Fairy Tale Collections of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Violence, Virtue, and Grace
The Fairy Tales of George MacDonald (and Their Influence on Tolkien and Lewis)
The Significance of MacDonald
Mystery, Holiness, and ``The Golden Key``
Part 2 Some Modern Works of Fantasy
Ursula Le Guin`s Earthsea Trilogy and Balance as the Highest Good
169(24)
The Power of Myth and Legend, and the Stories within the Stories
Names, Words, and Language
Power and Balance
Good and Evil
Life, Death, and Meaning
The Darkness of Philip Pullman`s Material
193(14)
Problems with Prose and Plot
The Subtle Knife and the Power of Death
Coming of Age?
A Sermon in Thin Disguise
Confusion of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Truth in Story
Grace across the Whole of Faerie: Walter Wangerin Jr. and The Book of the Dun Cow
207(20)
The Book of the Dun Cow as Fairy Tale
The Book of the Dun Cow as Fantasy and Myth
Three Genres, Four Evils
Eucatastrophe and Grace
Harry Potter: Saint or Serpent?
227(26)
Witches and Magic in Christian Literature
The Purpose of Magic
The Source of Magic
Uses of Magic in Harry Potter
J. K. Rowling and Objective Morality
Once upon a Time . . . The End
253(8)
Some Summary Questions
Why We Read from Faerie: A Few Final Thoughts
Appendices and Indices
261(6)
For Further Reading
Recommended Translations
Selected Modern Retellings
A Very Short List of Recommended Commentary on J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis General Index
267
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
272 pagina's
Januari 2006
386 gram
222 x 146 x 19 mm
BRAZOS PR gb

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