Stephen R.Donaldson and the Modern Epic Vision (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
224
Utgivningsdatum
2009-04-30
Förlag
McFarland & Co Inc
Medarbetare
Palumbo, Donald E (ed.), Sullivan III, C W (ed.)
Illustrationer
notes, bibliography, index
Dimensioner
226 x 150 x 13 mm
Vikt
318 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780786442881

Stephen R.Donaldson and the Modern Epic Vision

A Critical Study of the ""Chronicles of Thomas Covenant"" Novels

Häftad,  Engelska, 2009-04-30
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This book analyzes Donaldson's role as a modern writer who uses the fantasy genre to discuss situations and predicaments germane to the modern world. Donaldson, it is argued, reclaims an epic vision in his Thomas Covenant novels that is lacking in most modern literature. Chapters demonstrate how this use of epic heroism helps solve seemingly insurmountable problems and provides more meaning and purpose for individuals. As Donaldson's characters learn to transcend their world, the reader is engaged in a serious, enlightened discussion about the need for imagination, responsibility and acceptance to resolve such problems as alienation, pollution, disease and despair.
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"no course on Donaldson, epic fantasy, or modern fantasy should be without this book"--Mythlore.

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Christine Barkley is an English professor at Palomar College in San Marcos, California.

Innehållsförteckning

Acknowledgments      viii

Preface      1

Introduction      5

chapter 1: ur-lord of the (white gold) ring      29

Chapter 2: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Leper      44

Chapter 3: Remembrance of Some Things Past      67

Chapter 4: They Could Not Go Home Again      86

Chapter 5: Something Evil This Way Comes      141

Chapter 6: A Farewell to Armaments      160

Chapter 7: The Time “Machine”: Speculations on Time and Space Travel in the “Last Chronicles”      177

Chapter Notes      201

Bibliography      205

Index      207