Fantasists on Fantasy

Fantasists on Fantasy Eighteen of the finest fantasy writers share the secrets of their craft in essays excerpts and letters Candid controversial often highly personal here is a unique glimpse into the author s singul

  • Title: Fantasists on Fantasy
  • Author: Robert H.Boyer Kenneth J. Zahorski
  • ISBN: 9780380865536
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eighteen of the finest fantasy writers share the secrets of their craft in essays, excerpts, and letters Candid, controversial, often highly personal, here is a unique glimpse into the author s singular imagination, as the real experts in the field explore the theory, technique, and aesthetics of fantasy literature Contents include Intro The Fantastic Imagination byEighteen of the finest fantasy writers share the secrets of their craft in essays, excerpts, and letters Candid, controversial, often highly personal, here is a unique glimpse into the author s singular imagination, as the real experts in the field explore the theory, technique, and aesthetics of fantasy literature Contents include Intro The Fantastic Imagination by George Mac Donald Fairy Tales by K Chesterton Intro to Supernatural Horror in Literature by H P Lovecraft Fantasy Fancy by Sir Herbert Read The Wizard of Chitenango by James Thurber Tempest in a Looking Glass by James Thurber Fantasy by J R R Tolkien To W H Auden by J R R Tolkien The Fantastic Story by August Derleth Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What s to Be Said by C S Lewis Tell Me a Story by Felix Marti Ibanez Tolkien s Magic Ring by Peter S Beagle Wishful Thinking or Hopeful Dreaming by Lloyd Alexander On Writing Fantasy by Andre Norton The Weak Place in the Cloth by Jane Langton Dreams Must Explain Themselves by Ursula K Le Guin From Elfland to Poughkeepsie by Ursula K Le Guin One World by Mollie Hunter Interview Essay Katherine Kurtz Wit and Humour in Fantasy by Michael Moorcock Escaping into Ourselves by Susan Cooper

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    1. Robert H.Boyer Kenneth J. Zahorski

      Bob Boyer, A Mercifully Brief Introduction I am happy to announce the arrival of my first novel, THE MAGIC NECKLACE OF AL ANDALUS, as of July, 2017 The bio helps explain where it comes from.I enjoy reading, writing, traveling, and teaching For most of my career I have been able to combine all four activities, with my greatest love being teaching From the time I was a freshman at La Salle High School in my hometown of Philadelphia, I decided that I wanted to be a teacher I have never looked back since then.I retired from full time teaching in 2005, after forty four years four years in high school, three years in universities as a graduate teaching assistant, and the last thirty six years teaching English at St Norbert College in Northeastern Wisconsin The teaching afforded opportunities for travel I have taught in Canton, Ohio, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Phoenix, Arizona, in Philadelphia, and in Northeastern, Wisconsin I was fortunate to earn a fellowship to study at Oxford University in England, with my wife and four children along Later on, courses that I taught, or research that I did, took me to Nicaragua during their civil war , to El Salvador just after their civil war , twice to Spain, and six times to the Philippines I spent two sabbatical semesters in Spain, and I was a Visiting Professor in Manila, the Philippines, for a memorable semester Friends have been referring to me of late as an adventurer The teaching and travel have resulted in the books listed on this site Prior to THE MAGIC NECKLACE OF AL ANDALUS, my most recent book was SUNDAYS IN MANILA, a travel memoir based on my experiences in the Philippines That country and the many friends and acquaintances I have met there keeps drawing me back I also write a monthly column for VIA TIMES Newsmagazine, a Philippine American publication out of Chicago You can find me, including a recent picture, on their web site viatimes All of my earlier books are edited collections of Fantasy Literature or are about Fantasy Literature and the people who write it THE MAGIC NECKLACE OF AL ANDALUS is my first original work of fiction It is an All Ages Fantasy Novel set primarily in medieval Spain during the Arab ascendency there from the 9th Century through the 12th.

    433 thoughts on “Fantasists on Fantasy”

    1. On my second attempt, I got further than the first time - it's unfortunate that it's in chronological order, so the very dullest, most overwritten essays are at the front. But even once I got to the good stuff around Lewis and Tolkien, it didn't grab me enough to read all the way through.


    2. My friends, if you are a fantasy writer this is a must read! This essay collection is absolutely fantastic! So, so helpful. And if you love fantasy and are academically minded, you will enjoy it, as well. It really gets into what fantasy is, what it does to us as readers, and how individual works in the genre build on one another. A gem!


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