PDF NEW [Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works]


  • Audio CD
  • Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works
  • Eric S. Rabkin
  • English
  • 14 October 2018
  • 9781598032895

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Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works review ¸ 3 Rne Poe and the Eden Complex; 16 Jules Verne and the Robinsonade; 17 Wells Industrialization of the Fantastic; 18 The History of Utopia; 19 Science Fiction and Religion; 20 Pulp Fiction Bradbury the American Myth; 21 Robert A Heinlein He Mapped the Future; 22 Asimov and Clarke Cousins in Utopia; 23 Ursula K LeGuin Transhuman Anthropologist; 24 Cyberpunk Postmodernism and Beyon. This is as positive a point of view on Fantastic literature as I ve found from any academic aside from Tom Shippey I liked Shippey s course on Heroes but Rabkin is worth listening to if you re interested in an academic take on the fantastic in literature In the end my primary beef is that the academy attempts to define the fantastic in a way that feels stretched to me and that feels like it s designed to pull away from fantasy While Rabkin embraces science fiction as a key contemporary genre perhaps even the most important contemporary genre he dismisses modern fantasy with a lecture on Tolkien and the mass production of the fantastic While Rabkin was on the whole positive in his treatment of Tolkien I feel like he missed a lot there and missed even in looking at the side works especially shortchanging On Fairystories which offers an eually academic but very very different theory of the fantastic that I find valid and ignoring The Monsters and the Critics which while focused on Beowulf has tremendous implications for critical treatment of the fantastic as a whole completely And then he ignores anyone post Tolkien in modern fantasy which honestly in a course on Literature s Most Fantastic Works feels indefensible to me Beef aside this course was worth it for Rabkin s insightful treatment of science fiction particularly Bradbury Heinlein Assimov and Clarke Scarred Experiments with Violence in Gujarat re interested in an academic take on the fantastic in literature In the end my primary beef is that the academy attempts to define the fantastic in a way that feels stretched to me and that feels like it s designed to pull away from fantasy While Rabkin embraces science fiction as a key contemporary genre perhaps even the most important contemporary genre he dismisses modern fantasy with a lecture on Tolkien and the mass production of the fantastic While Rabkin was on the whole positive in his treatment of Tolkien I feel like he missed a lot there and missed even in looking at the side works especially shortchanging On Fairystories which offers an eually academic but very very different theory of the fantastic that I find valid and ignoring The Monsters and the Critics which while focused on Beowulf has tremendous implications for critical treatment of the fantastic as a whole completely And then he ignores anyone post Tolkien in modern fantasy which honestly in a course on Literature s Most Fantastic Works feels indefensible to me Beef aside this course was worth it for Rabkin s insightful treatment of science fiction particularly Bradbury Heinlein Assimov and Clarke

characters ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Eric S. RabkinMasterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works

Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works review ¸ 3 Professor Eric Rabkin from the University of Michigan speaking about the world's greatest literary works This two box set of 24 lectures on 12 cassette tapes covers the following 1 Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Psychology; 2 Propp Structure and Cultural Identity; 3 Hoffmann and the Theory of the Fantastic; 4 Poe Genres and Degrees of the Fantastic; 5 Lewis Carroll Puzzles Language. This is excellent the professor is great and his material is top rate I only have two minor complaints there is not enough fantasy covered compared to SF and the last few lectures are very spoiler y

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Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works review ¸ 3 Audience; 6 HG Wells We Are All Talking Animals; 7 Franz Kafka Dashed Fantasies; 8 Woolf Fantastic Feminism Periods of Art; 9 Robbe Grillet Experimental Fiction Myth; 10 Tolkien Mass Production of the Fantastic; 11 Children's Literature and the Fantastic; 12 Postmodernism and the Fantastic; 13 Defining Science Fiction; 14 Mary Shelley Grandmother of Science Fiction; 15 Hawtho. Good courseSmall room for improvement At times he mentioned different works in passing and only once Sitting in a car that made his lectures not always not always comprehensible Also it would have helped if he named the title of the book he was discussing often As sometimes his lecture is interrupted by me arriving or having a traffic situation at that one moment he mentions the title


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    PDF NEW [Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works] This is excellent; the professor is great and his material is top rate I only have two minor complaints there is not enough fantasy covered compared to SF and the last few lectures are very spoiler y

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    PDF NEW [Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works] Eric S. Rabkin ✓ 3 free read Good courseSmall room for improvement At times he mentioned different works in passing and only once Sitting in a car that made his lectures not always not always comprehensible Also it would have helped if he n

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    PDF NEW [Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works] Eric S. Rabkin ✓ 3 free read characters ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Eric S. Rabkin Terrific series that will help you to better appreciate the fantastic in literature eg fables children's literature Tolkien sci fi Alice in Wonderland Virginia Woolf magical realism and much Most listeners will have read many of the books that Dr Rabkin talks about but he brings out in a believable way some of the deeper layers of meaning that I never saw in my surface readings A few notes from the lecture on children's

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    summary Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works Eric S. Rabkin ✓ 3 free read PDF NEW [Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works] This is as positive a point of view on Fantastic literature as I've found from any academic aside from Tom Shippey I liked Shippey's c

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    summary Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works characters ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Eric S. Rabkin Eric S. Rabkin ✓ 3 free read A decent enough lecture series and uite comprehensive Rabkin covers the significant contributions to science fiction and fantasy including fairy tales and the like from the Grimm brothers and earlier to modern day including

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