Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth
Tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald and Hoffmann
By (author) William Gray
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Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth by William Gray
Book DescriptionThis book shows how the fantasy tradition culminating in Pullman's His Dark Materials inherits the Romantic quest to transpose spiritual and moral values, once the prerogrative of organized religion, into new myths. Wary both of escapist fantasy and 'grand narratives', it explores how stories can generate a new vision.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230005051
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - William Gray
WILLIAM GRAY is Professor of Literary History and Hermeneutics, and Director of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy at the University of Chichester, UK.
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