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Fantasy Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 229

Fantasy Fiction

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-04-13
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  • Publisher: A&C Black

This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series will focus on genres such as Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime. The other strand will focus on movements or styles often associated with historical and cultural locations - Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic. These introductions all share the same nine-part structure: 1.A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements 2.A timeline of historical developments 3.Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading 4.Detailed readings of several key texts 5.In-depth analysis of major themes and issues 6.Signposts for further study 7.A summary of the most important criticism in the field 8.A glossary of terms 9.An annotated, critical reading list Writers covered in this book include: Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mary Shelley, J.K. Rowling, H.G. Wells, Thomas More, Jonathan Swift, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Yann Martel, Jeanette Winterson, and William Gibson.

The Distinction of Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

The Distinction of Fiction

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-10-26
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Winner of the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies The border between fact and fiction has been trespassed so often it seems to be a highway. Works of history that include fictional techniques are usually held in contempt, but works of fiction that include history are among the greatest of classics. Fiction claims to be able to convey its own unique kinds of truth. But unless a reader knows in advance whether a narrative is fictional or not, judgment can be frustrated and confused. In The Distinction of Fiction, Dorrit Cohn argues that fiction does present specific clues to its fictionality, and its own justifications. Indeed, except ...

Greek Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 290

Greek Fiction

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Science-fiction, the Early Years
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 998

Science-fiction, the Early Years

Contains author, title, and publishing information, and plot summaries

The Writing of Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 125

The Writing of Fiction

Discusses approaches to writing a short story or novel, and stresses the importance of character and situation

Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 608

Fiction

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1993-09-23
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  • Publisher: Paulinas

Includes the fiction section from Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing 2/e with three student papers and works by women, minority, non-Western and contemporary authors.

A Companion to Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 612

A Companion to Science Fiction

A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by aninternational range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themesand methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of sciencefiction. Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debatingcultural issues. Essays by an international range of scholars discuss thecontexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. Addresses general topics, such as the history and origins ofthe genre, its engagement with science and gender, and nationalvariations of science fiction around the English-speakingworld. Maps out connections between science fiction, television, thecinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of theculture. Includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G.Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin. Offers close readings of particular novels, from MaryShelley’s Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood’sThe Handmaid’s Tale.

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 620

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction attempts to descry the historical and cultural contours of SF in the wake of technoculture studies. Rather than treating the genre as an isolated aesthetic formation, it examines SF's many lines of cross-pollination with technocultural realities since itsinception in the nineteenth century, showing how SF's unique history and subcultural identity has been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology. The volume consists of four broadly themed sections, each divided into eleven chapters. Section I, "Science Fiction as Genre," considers the internal history of SF literature, examining its characteristic aesthetic and i...

Science Fact and Science Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 729

Science Fact and Science Fiction

Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works spec...

Fiction and Metaphysics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 175

Fiction and Metaphysics

Amie Thomasson argues that fiction has far-reaching implications for central problems of metaphysics.