Fantasy: The Liberation of Imagination

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 223 pages
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Using a broad definition of fantasy to include myth, folklore, legend and fairy tale, this survey of the genre will entice as well as inform any student interested in the mysterious, mystical or magical. Beloved authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Morris and Robert E. Howard are examined closely.

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Good critical analasys of fantasy as a genre. It does focus more on epic/high fantasy than other types of fantasy. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Richard Mathews is a poet and professor of English at the University of Tampa. Widely published, he is the author of Aldiss Unbound, The Clockwork Universe of Anthony Burgess, Worlds Beyond the World, Lightening from a Clear Sky and Subtropical Speculations.

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