Reflections on the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Fourth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts


Collings has selected the best of the conference proceedings reflecting the intent of the conference to discover aspects of the fantastic in every branch of the arts. The twelve essays commence with theoretical discussions of the fantastic as it relates to other genres and elements of life. The second section examines individual authors including Peter Beagle, French fantasists Alain Robbe-Grillet and Felix Labisse, and Spanish authors Amado Nervo and Jose Maria Merino. The third section discusses issues in contemporary science fiction as seen in the work of Samuel R. Delaney, Brian W. Aldiss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Frederik Pohl, and Gregory Shreve.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • George Reinhardt
  • Jean Tobin
  • Virginia Harger-grinling
  • Tony Chadwick
  • Michele K. Langford
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1986


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