Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction

Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction

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Edited by Morag Styles and written by an international team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre of children's literature, covering the key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published, read and studied. This book provides an illuminating guide to literature that creates alternative worlds for young readers. Focusing on the work of Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman, the book considers both the genre of ?alternative worlds? and the distinctiveness of these authors? texts, including Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass.Esmonde notes Le Guina#39;s use of the concept of reincarnation to explore a#39;the relationship of life, death, and the hereaftera#39; (39). ... A second big question raised in the Earthsea cycle concerns how a young person may learn wisdom and attain a#39;generativity, a#39; passing the ... 1 will also consider gendera#39;based differences: clearly the acquisition of selfknowledge and a#39;wisdoma#39; involves quite different processes for Ged, the wizard of Earthsea, and Tenar, the priestess of The Tombs of Atuan.

Title:Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction
Author:Peter Hunt, Millicent Lenz
Publisher:A&C Black - 2005-08-15


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