THE FANTASTIC AND FANTASY Eric Rabkin () The following excerpt from American critic Eric Rabkin’s The Fantastic in Literature defines the. Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Rabkin, Eric S; Format: Book; xi, p.: ill. ; 23 cm. New Search The fantastic in literature by Eric S. Rabkin. The fantastic in literature by Eric S. Rabkin. More Like This. The fantastic in literature by Eric S. Rabkin.

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Rabkin Discusses the uses people tabkin of these tales and their sources in psychology and society The first international anthology to cover the entire scope of fantastic narrative.

First, the text must oblige the reader to consider the world of the characters as a world of living persons and to hesitate between a natural or supernatural explanation of the events described.

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Moogavani Pillanangrovi Kesava Reddy. Bulgarian-French structuralist literary critic Tzvetan Todorov originated the concept, characterizing the fantastic as the hesitation of characters and readers when presented with questions about reality. Overview Description Reviews and Awards.

The Major Film Theories J. Marocchino, California Maritime Academy. For other uses, see Fantastic disambiguation.

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How do I find a book? Fantasy literature — History and criticism. Including tales of fairies and elves, ghost stories, high fantasy, and stories of social criticism and the conflict between science and religion, this volume presents a diverse selection of writings that all share the same capacity to liberate the human spirit through the wild mental acrobatics of fantasy.

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The fantastic is present in works where the reader experiences hesitation about whether a work presents what Todorov calls “the uncanny,” wherein superficially supernatural phenomena turn out to have a rational explanation such as in the Gothic works of Ann Radcliffe or “the marvelous,” where the supernatural is confirmed by the story.

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Academic Skip to main content. National Library of Australia. New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. A very welcome text! Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. You can view this on the NLA website. The fantastic requires the fulfillment of three rabjin.


Cite this Email this Add to favourites Print this page. The former, in its hesitation between supernatural and realistic explanations of events, may task the reader literatute questioning the nature of reality and this may serve to distinguish the Fantastic from Magical Realism in which magical elements are understood to constitute in part the reality of the protagonists and are not themselves questionable.

You must be logged in to Tag Records. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to Todorov, the hesitation involves two outcomes:.

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