In the Mirror of the Past

In the Mirror of the Past

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These days, we are ever more often confronted by overwhelming events. Searching for a way to understand them, we turn to mythic archetypes still present in our culture. The authors of these essays pose questions about the reliability of the archetypes found in tradition, history, and scattered mythologemes. The essays in this collection deal with the presence of mythic time in modern speculative fiction, such as fantasy and alternate histories, and discuss major mythologemes and their functions in popular literature and extra-literary reality. The authors show how mythopoeic fiction becomes a (genetically) modified mythic mirror in which we hope to see answers to vexing questions, or just a reality superior to the ordinary one. In the Mirror of the Past: Of Fantasy and History is a collection of seven essays by American and Polish authors, including Brian Attebery, Terri Doughty, and Marek Oziewicz, with Mircea Eliadea€™s concept of a€œreturn from history to Historya€ as their underlying theme.Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Le Guin, U.K. 1968, A Wizard of Earthsea, New York: ... 2001, a€œThe Finder, a€ Tales From Earthsea, New York: Berkeley Publishing Group, 1-99 a€”. ... of Atuan, New York: Aladdin Paperbacks Lenz, M. 2003, a€œUrsula Le Guin, a€ Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction: Ursula LeGuin, ... MARCINCISZEWSKIa#39;S a#39;MAJORa#39; TRILOGY ASA COMPENSATIONAL JOURNEY FROM HISTORY Ursula Le Guina#39;s Earthsea Cycle 43.

Title:In the Mirror of the Past
Author:Bogdan Trocha, Aleksander Rzyman, Tomasz Ratajczak
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-09-26


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