Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth

Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth

Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth

Brian Attebery


delusion is oral, collective, sacred, and undying. myth is a latest literary mode and a well-liked leisure. but the 2 have continually been inextricably intertwined. Stories approximately Stories examines delusion as an area during which other ways of realizing fantasy compete and new relationships with fantasy are labored out. The e-book deals a accomplished historical past of the fashionable very good in addition to an issue approximately its nature and value. particular chapters disguise the origins of fable within the Romantic look for localized myths, myth models of the Modernist flip towards the primitive, the post-Tolkienian exploration of worldwide mythologies, post-colonial reactions to the exploitation of indigenous sacred narratives through Western writers, fantasies established in Christian trust along fundamentalist makes an attempt to stamp out the shape, and the emergence of ever-more refined constructions corresponding to metafiction during which to discover mythic structures of reality.

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