Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction (Continuum Collection, by Peter Hunt, Lenz

By Peter Hunt, Lenz

This e-book presents an illuminating advisor to literature that creates replacement worlds for younger readers. targeting the paintings of Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman, the e-book considers either the style of 'alternative worlds' and the individuality of those authors' texts, together with Philip Pullman's The Amber Sypglass. Peter Hunt is Pofessor of English at Cardiff collage. Millicent Lenz is affiliate Professor on the country collage of recent York at Albany.

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1995) Lewis Carroll A Biography, London: Macmillan. Corn well, N. (1990) The Literary Fantastic. From Gothic to Postmodernism, Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf. Cunningham, V. (1985) 'Soiled fairy. The Water Babies in its time', Essays in Criticism 35: 121-48. Dusinberre, J. (1987) Alice to the Lighthouse. Children's Books and Radical Experiments in Art, London: Macmillan. Egoff, S. A. (1988) Worlds Within, Chicago: American Library Association. Gardner, M. ) (2000) The Annotated Alice. The Definitive Edition, New York: Norton.

Now then! ' Later, Mole himself represses Rat, almost seduced by the Sea Rat, and, obviously in the grip of a 'strange seizure'. Grahame's encounter with fantasies of all kinds, and his intense, not to say tortured use of the fantastic form is a complex, painful thing, and can hardly be accused of being either shallow or unengaging. Of all the major fantasies, A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Comer (1928) must seem as far from the sword-andsorcery image of fantasy as it is possible to get.

One's pen freezes in one's hand ... Perhaps the great Heffalump expedition really is a paradigm of colonialism? You begin to wonder if those invented critics might not have something after all. (1991: 301) 32 ALTERNATIVE WORLDS IN FANTASY FICTION Grasping the critical heffalump by the nose (or trunk), then, it can be argued that the Pooh books contain many conventional elements of fantasy - the anti-hero - who is weak but wise (Pooh), and his buddy (Piglet), the omniscient mage (Christopher Robin), the team of (male) supporters, the quests, and the excluded others.

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