Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Lukács, Georg. 1971. The Theory of the Novel. Trans. A. Bostock. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ... Paperback. London: Voyager (HarperCollins). Martin, George R. R. 2011a. A Game of Thrones. Mass market paperback. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Author: Brett M. Rogers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190661076

Category: Performing Arts

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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. These varied studies raise fascinating questions about genre, literary and artistic histories, and the suspension of disbelief required not only of readers of fantasy but also of students of antiquity. Ranging from harpies to hobbits, from Cyclopes to Cthulhu, and all manner of monster and myth in-between, this comparative study of Classics and fantasy reveals deep similarities between ancient and modern ways of imagining the world. Although antiquity and the present day differ in many ways, at its base, ancient literature resonates deeply with modern fantasy's image of worlds in flux and bodies in motion.
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A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows

THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle ...

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780553582024

Category: Fiction

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THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction. A FEAST FOR CROWS It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist—or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces—some familiar, others only just appearing—are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests—but only a few are the survivors.
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A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords

THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. Rarely has there been a tale as gripping, or one as likely to seize the minds and hearts of a generation, as George R. R. Martin's epic high fantasy series.

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: UOM:39015054095784

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

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The three surviving contenders for the throne of the Seven Kingdoms continue to struggle among themselves, Robb Stark defends his kingdom from the Greyjoys, Jon Snow confronts an escalating threat, and Danerys Stormborn and her dragon allies continue to g
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

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ISBN: UOM:39015046427004

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Novel and Short Story Writer s Market 1999

Novel and Short Story Writer s Market 1999

Publishes hardcover originals , paperback originals and trade paperbacks . ... Published Game of Thrones , by George R. Martin ( medieval fantasy ) ; Assassin's Quest , by Robin Hobb ( coming of age ... Plans 2 first novels this year .

Author: Barbara Kuroff

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898798760

Category: Reference

Page: 694

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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing
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Quill Quire

Quill   Quire

ITS BRILLANT - ROBERT JORDAN A 56 A GAME OF THRONES Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire 0-553-10354-7 6 " x 9 " 704 ... “ Americans aren't this big , dumb , ignorant mass that Canadians always think they are , and I think the Nebula ...

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Books Out Loud

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1998 Writer s Market

1998 Writer s Market

Author: Kirsten C. Holm

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: 0898797926

Category: Authorship

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Current edition of the annual writer's resource which lists 4,200 places to sell articles, books, short stories, novels, plays, scripts and greeting cards. Includes information on royalties, submission guidelines, manuscript formats, contact information, and tips from successful authors and editors. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Island in the Sea of Time

Island in the Sea of Time

“Utterly engaging...a page-turner that is certain to win the author legions of new readers and fans.”—George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones It's spring on Nantucket and everything is perfectly normal, until a sudden storm ...

Author: S. M. Stirling

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780451456755

Category: Fiction

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“Utterly engaging...a page-turner that is certain to win the author legions of new readers and fans.”—George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones It's spring on Nantucket and everything is perfectly normal, until a sudden storm blankets the entire island. When the weather clears, the island's inhabitants find that they are no longer in the late twentieth century...but have been transported instead to the Bronze Age! Now they must learn to survive with suspicious, warlike peoples they can barely understand and deal with impending disaster, in the shape of a would-be conqueror from their own time.
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