Scepticism and Hope in Twentieth Century Fantasy Literature

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Popular Press, 1992 - 160 pagine
Religious discourse has become alien to the secular and skeptical western societies of the twentieth century. There is real discomfort when religious discourse appears either in the popular press or in society. But even in a secular society, there is still a psychological need (one might even use the stronger word will), if not to believe, then at least to hope. Dr. Filmer states this need is met in the literature of fantasy.
 

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Fantasy and the Displacement of Religious Discourse
1
The Author as ProphetPriest
12
Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings
23
C S Lewis Saves Face
32
The Shadows of Earthsea Ursula Le Guin
43
Walking Riddles and the Last Visible Dog Russell Hoban
54
That Hideous 1984 Two Views on Dystopia
66
Religion and Romanticism in The Neverending Story
79
Some American Fables Sardonic and Satirical
91
Transcending Time and Space Fantasy for Children
107
In the Paths of the Prophets Some Recent Trends in Fantasy Literature
127
Fantasy Imagination Healing and Hope
138
Notes
146
Works Cited
149
Index
157
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Kath Filmer received her Ph.D. from the University of Queensland and was co-founder of The Inner Ring: The Mythopoeic Literature Society of Australia and managing editor of it's journal, The Ring Bearer. She has published works on polemic literature and on C.S. Lewis in particular in Extrapolation, Seven, and Mythlore.

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