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Their importance is, to an extent, related to the twofold enterprise they are both involved with: the literary inventions of "other-worlds" and the theoretical conceptions or critical treatments of mythic and fantastic literature.
Her major concern is to demonstrate that the inheritors of fantastic literature are American postmodernists such as Pynchon and Vonnegut as well as the writers of the French nouveau roman.
Yet despite her immersion in the burgeoning LA art world, the influences she cites most readily are the paranormal images of English Romantic painter Henry Fuseli, Andre Breton's automatic writing, and offbeat works of fantastic literature like Jan Potocki's 1804 Saragossa Manuscript--the last a transfixing mise en abyme that abounds in supernatural forests, esoteric rites, and gothic horror.
The writers are all Americans, but not all fantastic literature written by Americans is represented.
Zondergeld who maintains that fantastic literature tends to dominate in countries where 'boundaries are less firmly established, whether within the structural confines of the state, or with regard to the concomitant notion of your own identity' and who mentions Ireland as an example, Johansen claims that the fantastic plays an 'immensely important role' in Irish literature.
The twist of the book is that Moore took a classic comic book motif, the superhero team, and populated it with characters from fantastic literature of the period: Captain Nemo, Allan Quartermain, Dr.
He had been communicating with Borges regarding a series on fantastic literature.
In his 1985 essay on nonmimetic styles of writing, Pavic uses one of the segments from his own book to posit a theory of fantastic literature which recalls this neobaroque positioning.
Right now among the many modes of fantastic literature, there is a lot of social energy in the idea of the past as something less than fixed.
Ranging from this base, Schweitzer is well-equipped to pronounce on all three of the fields that form fantastic literature, and he treats all three in this book.
Jaen proposes that "the thematic impact of fantastic literature rests on its relationship with the mystical or esoteric view of reality" (105).
The best fantastic literature never forces the reader's gaze Perhaps this is why a number of writers now embrace the hermeneutic multiplicities of the tale.