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In Defence of Fantasy has 24 ratings and 2 reviews. Laura said: In defense of Fantasy by Ann Swinfen is extensive view of defining and approaching fantasy. Dr. Ann Swinfen presents a wide-ranging and comprehensive view of fantasy: what it is, what it tries to achieve, what fundamental differences distinguish it from . In Defence of Fantasy by Ann Swinfen – book cover, description, publication history.

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Thomas Cotterill rated it liked it Apr 25, May not be open to the public Ann puts a hand on the swnifen behind most of fantasy fiction, and not only in the British works, but also in the American too.

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Don’t have an account? Please enter your name. Symbolism, allegory and the marvellous Experience liberated. Open to the public Book English Show 0 more libraries Open Preview See a Problem? Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Though the title has “defense” in it, the genre hardly needs one. A good study of the fantasy genre and its sub-categories animal fantasy, worlds in parallel, secondary worlds, etc.

The literary uses of secondary worlds Layers of meaning. She examines fantasy works sinceand she raises the question of does Tolkien had made this type of fiction more acceptable.

In Defence of Fantasy by Ann Swinfen

Ann Swinfen spent her childhood partly in England and partly on the east coast of America. Jarl Erik rated it really liked it Feb 05, You may have already requested this item. Fantasy fiction in English — Aleksandra Dmowska rated it liked it May 17, She now lives on the northeast coast of Scotland, with her husband formerly vice-principal an the University of Dundeea cocker spaniel and two Maine Coon cats.

I think the actual defense was not mentioned until the last chapter, where the author mentions the genre has been accused o A good study of the fantasy genre and its sub-categories animal fantasy, worlds in parallel, secondary worlds, etc. She concentrates on the three decades fromwhen a new generation of writers found that Tolkien had made fantasy “respectable. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new fantsay existing list; or delete some items. Citations are based on reference standards.

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In Defence of Fantasy

To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with ddfence quotes. Ellayne Shaw marked it as to-read Aug 30, Animal fantasy in the post-war period Worlds in parallel. James Gifford rated it liked it Dec 13, She read Classics and Mathematics at Oxford, where she married a fellow undergraduate, the historian David Swinfen. The tradition of animal fantasy. Federation University Australia Library.

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Your request to send this item has been completed. Fantastic fiction, English — History and criticism. Ann Swinfen afntasy a wide-ranging and comprehensive view of fantasy: Published London ; Boston: However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Want to Read saving….