Forms of the Fantastic

Forms of the Fantastic

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This new essay collection explores the surprising variety of guises the impulse toward the fantastic has taken throughout history. Incorporating wide-ranging perspectives, the twenty-six essays include studies of the fantastic in literature, art, philosophy, film, psychology, drama, history, and aesthetics. Among the subjects and forms examined are allegories, animal fables, horror stories and films, and monsters and fabulous beasts. Examples are drawn from Elizabethan drama, German Romantic music, French Expressionist painting, American science fiction, and cubist film.This new essay collection explores the surprising variety of guises the impulse toward the fantastic has taken throughout history.


Title:Forms of the Fantastic
Author: Jan Hokenson, Howard D. Pearce
Publisher:Praeger Pub Text - 1986-01-01
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