Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth

Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth

Brian Attebery


fable is oral, collective, sacred, and undying. delusion is a contemporary literary mode and a well-liked leisure. but the 2 have regularly been inextricably intertwined. Stories approximately Stories examines delusion as an area within which alternative ways of figuring out delusion compete and new relationships with delusion are labored out. The ebook bargains a entire historical past of the fashionable tremendous in addition to an issue approximately its nature and significance. particular chapters disguise the origins of fable within the Romantic look for localized myths, myth types of the Modernist flip towards the primitive, the post-Tolkienian exploration of worldwide mythologies, post-colonial reactions to the exploitation of indigenous sacred narratives by means of Western writers, fantasies dependent in Christian trust along fundamentalist makes an attempt to stamp out the shape, and the emergence of ever-more refined buildings equivalent to metafiction wherein to discover mythic buildings of reality.

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