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The Poetic Fantastic free pdf A contribution to the critical literature, this volume represents an extensive study of the fantastic in poetry. Designed to serve both as an introduction to and historical overview of fantastic poetry in the Anglo-American tradition, the authors analyze specific periods and poems in order to illuminate more clearly the relationships among fantasy, the fantastic, science fiction and poetry. The scope of this study is broad and encompasses material from Spenser through the work of a wide range of contemporary American and British poets. Although the contributors focus primarily on English-language authors, their essays provide theoretical and practical criticism relevant to the study of the fantastic in poetry in any language. Among the approaches developed are a feminist-fantastic revisionary reading of Keat's "Lamia" and a conceptualization of the role of fantasy in the writing of holocaust poetry. In addition, the contributors analyze such works as C.S.Lewis' "Dymer", Ed Dorn's "Slinger", Victorian women's fantasies, the poetry of Margaret Atwood, Anne Sexton, Ursula K. Le Guin and many others. Taken together, these essays hope to spark critical debate on the intersection of fantasy and poetry.

About Patrick Dennis Murphy

PATRICK D. MURPHY is Professor of English and member of the graduate faculty in English and graduate faculty member at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Co-editor of Science Fiction from China: Eight Stories, Essentials of the Theory Fiction, and special issues of Women's Studies and Studies in the Humanities, he is currently editing Critical Essasys on Gary Snyder and writing The Reader's Guide to Joanna Russ and Understanding Gary Snyder. VERNON HYLES is Assistant Professor of English at Auburn University. His previous works include George Alex Effinger, Freaks, The Grotesque as a Metaphor, and many articles and essays in journals.

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Author : Patrick Dennis Murphy
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 20 November 1989
ISBN : 0313261601
EAN : 9780313261602
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 226 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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