New PDF release: Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

By Brett M. Rogers,Benjamin Eldon Stevens

ISBN-10: 0190610069

ISBN-13: 9780190610067

Classical Traditions in sleek delusion is the 1st number of essays in English concentrating on how delusion attracts deeply on historic Greek and Roman mythology, philosophy, literature, historical past, artwork, and cult perform. providing fifteen all-new essays meant for either students and different readers of fable, this quantity explores a few of the most important examples of the trendy genre-including the works of H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, J. ok. Rowling's Harry Potter series, George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones sequence, and more-in relation to special historic texts resembling Aeschylus' Oresteia, Aristotle's Poetics, Virgil's Aeneid, and Apuleius' The Golden Ass. those diversified reports elevate attention-grabbing questions on style, literary and creative histories, and the suspension of disbelief required not just of readers of delusion but in addition of scholars of antiquity. starting from harpies to hobbits, from Cyclopes to Cthulhu, and all demeanour of monster and fable in-between, this comparative research of Classics and myth finds deep similarities among historic and smooth methods of imagining the area. even supposing antiquity and the current day range in lots of methods, at its base, historic literature resonates deeply with sleek fantasy's snapshot of worlds in flux and our bodies in motion.

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