CLASSICAL TRADITIONS IN MODERN FANTASY

Rogers, Brett M.; Stevens, Benjamin Eldon

Oxford University Press

2017

384 pàgines

Format: Rustega

ISBN: 9780190610067

Idioma: Anglès

Matèria: Estudis literatura occidental: èpoques / gèneres

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, philosophy, literature, history, art, and cult practice. Presenting fifteen all-new essays intended for both scholars and other readers of fantasy, this volume explores many of the most significant examples of the modern genre-including the works of H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series, and more-in relation to important ancient texts such as Aeschylus' Oresteia, Aristotle's Poetics, Virgil's Aeneid, and Apuleius' The Golden Ass.

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