Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader

Synopsis

Unprecedented in range and scope, this volume serves as a record of and reference for the development of fantasy literature. Working to be inclusive, rather than exclusive, opening a dialogue wherever possible, Sandner presents the full range of debates concerning the fantastic and its relationship to the sublime, the Gothic, children's literature, romance and comedy, and the purposes of imaginative literature. Introductions to each essay, presented in full or excerpted for the most relevant commentary, situate the reader in the history of fantasy literature and the criticism it has inspired.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Ursula Le Guin
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Philip Sidney
  • Joseph Addison
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2004