A Necessary Fantasy

Author: Dudley Jones
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815318446
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This book addresses a variety of issues through the examination of heroic figures in children's popular literature, comics, film, and television.

Rhetorics of Fantasy

Author: Farah Mendlesohn
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819573914
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Transcending arguments over the definition of fantasy literature, Rhetorics of Fantasy introduces a provocative new system of classification for the genre. Utilizing nearly two hundred examples of modern fantasy, author Farah Mendlesohn uses this system to explore how fiction writers construct their fantastic worlds. Mendlesohn posits four categories of fantasy—portal-quest, immersive, intrusion, and liminal—that arise out of the relationship of the protagonist to the fantasy world. Using these sets, Mendlesohn argues that the author’s stylistic decisions are then shaped by the inescapably political demands of the category in which they choose to write. Each chapter covers at least twenty books in detail, ranging from nineteenth-century fantasy and horror to extensive coverage of some of the best books in the contemporary field. Offering a wide-ranging discussion and penetrating comparative analysis, Rhetorics of Fantasy will excite fans and provide a wealth of material for scholarly and classroom discussion. Includes discussion of works by over 100 authors, including Lloyd Alexander, Peter Beagle, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Crowley, Stephen R. Donaldson, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, Gregory Maguire, Robin McKinley, China Miéville, Suniti Namjoshi, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Sheri S. Tepper, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tad Williams

Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy 2 The Quest for Paradise

Author: Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 054539368X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Holey cheese! Join Geronimo as he returns to the Kingdom of Fantasy in this sequel to the very first Geronimo stilton hardcover adventure! In this 320-page, full-color hardcover adventure, the Queen of the Fairies invites Geronimo back to her fantastical world to help in the quest for the true heart of happiness. This time Geronimo rides on the wings of a rainbow-colored dragon as he makes his way through seven fantastic lands. From the land of sweets to the land of fairy tales, it's an incredible journey he'll never forget!

The Virtu

Author: Sarah Monette
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101208619
Format: PDF, Kindle
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To reclaim his powers, wizard Felix Harrowgate must restore the magical talisman known as the Virtu-by confronting the dark sorcerer who destroyed it.

Why Fantasy Football Matters

Author: Erik Barmack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416935835
Format: PDF, Docs
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Talking Trash, Trading Studs, and Drafting Sleepers -- an Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Obsession U.S. businesses lose $200 million in productivity each football season because employees are managing their fantasy squads instead of working. In Why Fantasy Football Matters (And Our Lives Do Not), two grizzled veterans revel in the addiction that is fantasy football. From pre-draft hijinx to post-draft trash talk, from tumultuous trades to the perils of free agency, it celebrates the eccentric personalities, absurd rituals, and hilarious superstitions of one of the most fanatical fantasy leagues on earth. With humor, insight, and a dash of advice, Why Fantasy Football Matters celebrates the thirty-two million Americans who prefer managing their fantasy squads to relaxing with loved ones. And it gives girlfriends, coworkers, and sports purists all the proof they need to accept that this is an obsession that really matters.

Does the Internet Have an Unconscious

Author: Clint Burnham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501341316
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Does the Internet Have an Unconscious? is both an introduction to the work of Slavoj Žižek and an investigation into how his work can be used to think about the digital present. Clint Burnham uniquely combines the German idealism, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Marxist materialism found in Žižek's thought to understand how the Internet, social and new media, and digital cultural forms work in our lives and how their failure to work structures our pathologies and fantasies. He suggests that our failure to properly understand the digital is due to our lack of recognition of its political, aesthetic, and psycho-sexual elements. Mixing autobiographical passages with critical analysis, Burnham situates a Žižekian theory of digital culture in the lived human body.

Fantasy Clip Art

Author: Kevin Crossley
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740765520
Format: PDF, Docs
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* Create your own dragons to slay, orcs to kill, and every warrior, weapon, and warlock you could possibly conceive using the thousands of possible designs included on the CD. It's estimated the fantasy market has over nine million consumers. Fantasy enthusiasts who yearn to create their own alternate realities can do so easily with this indispensable resource. This book-and-CD combo provides high-resolution clip art and digital instruction allowing users to create personalized artwork. * Well-known fantasy artist Kevin Crossley created art for the CD. Weapons, characters, equipment, and landscapes are all included in a variety of customizable styles.

Politics of the Gift

Author: Gerald Moore
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688277
Format: PDF
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Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows

Women Love and Commodity Culture in British Romanticism

Author: Professor Daniela Garofalo
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409479277
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offering a new understanding of canonical Romanticism, Daniela Garofalo suggests that representations of erotic love in the period have been largely misunderstood. Commonly understood as a means for transcending political and economic realities, love, for several canonical Romantic writers, offers, instead, a contestation of those realities. Garofalo argues that Romantic writers show that the desire for transcendence through love mimics the desire for commodity consumption and depends on the same dynamic of delayed fulfillment that was advocated by thinkers such as Adam Smith. As writers such as William Blake, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, and Emily Brontë engaged with the period's concern with political economy and the nature of desire, they challenged stereotypical representations of women either as self-denying consumers or as intemperate participants in the market economy. Instead, their works show the importance of women for understanding modern economics, with women's desire conceived as a force that not only undermines the political economy's emphasis on productivity, growth, and perpetual consumption, but also holds forth the possibility of alternatives to a system of capitalist exchange.

Love a Fantasy

Author: Herbert W. Gestl
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465317236
Format: PDF, Mobi
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