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Author Gifford, James, 1974- author.

Title A modernist fantasy : modernism, anarchism, & the radical fantastic / James Gifford.

Publication Info. Victoria, BC : ELS Editions, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  PR149.F35 G54 2018    AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 287 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series ELS monograph series ; no. 111
ELS monograph series ; no. 111.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-268) and index.
Contents Hobgoblin modernism : a preface -- Introduction -- 1. Fantasy : an invented history & material theory: There & back again in criticism's quest for fantasy ; Anarchism & late modernism ; A new narrative: anarchism & late modernist fantasy -- 2. Near modernist fantasy : a long time ago & far, far away: Morris: the Utopia beyond the world ; Lord Dunsany: the reactionary King of Elfland ; Mirrlees: ideology-in-the-mist ; Conclusion -- 3. Late modernist fantasy: Modernism's apocalypse & high fantasy ; Peake's romantic Gormenghast ; Anderson rebreaking Andúril ; Powys, Potius, & the anarchist Myrddin Wyllt ; Treece & the romantic apocalypse in fantasy ; Conclusion -- 4. May(be) 1968 : new (left) currents in fantasy: Legacy of lateness ; Le Guin: not a gift given ; Moorcock: or glorious anarchy in the body ; Delany: materialist fantasy & the collared subject ; Conclusion -- Conclusion: Disappointment in radical magic.
Summary "'A modernist fantasy' unearths a legacy of politically radical and formally experimental modernist fantasy fiction, a red thread running from the 1890s to the 1970s. But the recuperation of that lost tradition is as important as revising the critical traditions that excluded it from the start, an exclusion that challenges how we understand modernism itself. The endless definitions of genre and rhetorics in fantasy and science fiction are transformed here by modernist studies as a catalyst. In both stances, anarchist critical and artistic praxis conjures a pathway to flexible new links between fields and ideas." -- From the rear cover.
Subject Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Anarchism in literature.
Radicalism in literature.
Anarchism in literature. (OCoLC)fst00808399
English fiction. (OCoLC)fst00910817
Fantasy fiction, English. (OCoLC)fst00920756
Modernism (Literature) (OCoLC)fst01024455
Radicalism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01087035
Anarchism in literature. (OCoLC)fst00808399
English fiction. (OCoLC)fst00910817
Fantasy fiction, English. (OCoLC)fst00920756
Modernism (Literature) (OCoLC)fst01024455
Radicalism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01087035
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Title Modernist fantasy : modernism, anarchism, and the radical fantastic
Other Form: Gifford, James, 1974-, author. Modernist fantasy.: Victoria, BC : ELS Editions, 2018. ELS monograph series ELS monograph series ; (CaOONL)20189016280
ISBN 9781550583939 (Softcover)
155058393X (Softcover)
9781550586282 (Kindle)

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