A short history of fantasy / Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James
By: Mendlesohn, Farah.
Contributor(s): James, Edward [aut].Material type: BookPublisher: Faringdon : Libri Publishing, 2012Edition: Rev. and updated ed.Description: 285 str. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781907471667.Subject(s): Fantasy literature -- History and criticism | Fantasy in literature | Fantasy (litteratur) | Fantasy fiction -- History and criticism | fantastična književnost - povijest | fantasy (književnost)
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Previous ed.: London : Middlesex University Press, 2009.
Bibliografija: str. -260. - Kazala
From myth to magic -- 1900-1950 -- Tolkien and Lewis -- The 1950s -- The 1960s -- The 1970s -- The 1980s -- The 1990s -- Pullman, Rowling, Pratchett -- 2000-2010 -- Chronology of important works and people.
Some of the earliest books ever written, including "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and the "Odyssey," deal with monsters, marvels, extraordinary voyages, and magic, and this genre, known as fantasy, remained an essential part of European literature through the rise of the modern realist novel. Tracing the history of fantasy from the earliest years through to the origins of modern fantasy in the 20th century, this account discusses contributions decade by decade--from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and Lewis's Narnia books in the 1950s to J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It also discusses and explains fantasy's continuing and growing popularity.