Bibliographic Details

From Homer to Harry Potter : a handbook on myth and fantasy / Matthew T. Dickerson & David O'Hara.

Author / Creator Dickerson, Matthew T., 1963-
Imprint Grand Rapids, Mich. : Brazos Press, c2006.
Description 272 p. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Subject Fantasy literature -- History and criticism.
Fantasy literature.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5999064
Other authors / contributors O'Hara, David, 1969-
ISBN 1587431335 (pbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-265) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1.
  • Introduction : from cosmogony to fairy tale
  • 2.
  • Stories at the boundaries
  • 3.
  • Biblical myth and story
  • 4.
  • Homeric myth (and the "epic" fantasy)
  • 5.
  • Beowulf to Arthur : medieval legend and romance
  • 6.
  • Nineteenth-century fairy tale and fantasy : the Brothers Grimm and George MacDonald
  • 7.
  • Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea trilogy and balance as the highest good
  • 8.
  • The darkness of Philip Pullman's material
  • 9.
  • Grace across the whole of faerie : Walter Wangerin Jr. and The book of the dun cow
  • 10.
  • Harry Potter : saint or serpent?
  • 11.
  • Once upon a time ... the end.