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Later Fantasy Fiction: Tolkien's Legacy

Author: Dimitra Fimi
Edition/Format: Chapter Chapter : English
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This chapter explores Tolkien's influence on contemporary fantasy writers. It focuses on their use of similar sources to Tolkien (myth, legend, folklore, often as recorded in medieval literature). It also examines their tendency to theorize their own creative practice, following the example of Tolkien's seminal essay “On Fairy-Stories.” The chapter examines within these parameters the work of Alan Garner, Susan  Read more...
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All Authors / Contributors: Dimitra Fimi
ISBN: 9781118517468; 9780470659823
Publication:Lee, Stuart D.; Context; A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien; 335-349; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd : Oxford, UK
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 5593148175
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This chapter explores Tolkien's influence on contemporary fantasy writers. It focuses on their use of similar sources to Tolkien (myth, legend, folklore, often as recorded in medieval literature). It also examines their tendency to theorize their own creative practice, following the example of Tolkien's seminal essay “On Fairy-Stories.” The chapter examines within these parameters the work of Alan Garner, Susan Cooper, Diana Wynne Jones, Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip Pullman, and J. K. Rowling. It aims to demonstrate some of the exciting ways fantasy as a genre has evolved in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, following Tolkien's success.

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