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Title Fantastic worlds : myths, tales, and stories / edited and with commentaries by Eric S. Rabkin.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.

Subject Fantasy literature.
Alt Name Rabkin, Eric S.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 478 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The sources of the fantastic -- Genesis (KJV) -- The Blackfoot Genesis / George Bird Grinnell, ed. -- The eye of the giant / Ada Cardinall, ed. -- How I brought death into the world / Amos Tutuola -- The myth of Actaeon ; The myth of Narcissus ; The myth of Philomela / Ovid -- The ghost wife / George Bird Grinnell, ed. -- The magic swan geese / Alexandr Afanas'ev, ed. -- Why tortoise's shell is not smooth / Chinua Achebe -- How Mr. Rabbit was too sharp for Mr. Fox / Joel Chandler Harris -- Paul Bunyan on the Columbia / Esther Shephard -- Little Red-cap ; The sleeping beauty ; Hansel and Grethel / Jakob Grimm ; Wilhelm Grimm -- The tinderbox / Hans Christian Andersen -- The tale of Cosmo / George MacDonald -- Leaf by Niggle / J.R.R. Tolkien -- The diversity of fantastic literature --Our ideas of time / Joseph Addison -- Ritter Gluck / E.T.A. Hoffmann -- The oval portrait / Edgar Allan Poe -- The garden of live flowers / Lewis Carroll -- The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber -- The royal banquet / Norton Juster -- The sandman / E.T.A. Hoffmann -- The black cat / Edgar Allan Poe -- The picture in the house / H.P. Lovecraft -- The hand / Joseph Sheridan LeFanu -- The moonlit road / Ambrose Bierce -- Lost hearts / M.R. James -- Golden wings / William Morris -- The sword of Welleran / Lord Dunsany -- The five black swans / Sylvia Townsend Warner -- The facts in the case of M. Valdemar / Edgar Allan Poe -- The birthmark / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The star / H.G. Wells -- EPICAC / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. -- The third level / Jack Finney -- The star / Arthur C. Clarke -- The judgment ; A common confusion / Franz Kafka -- Cockroaches / Bruno Schulz -- Pierre Menard, author of the Quixote / Jorge Luis Borges -- Axolotl / Julio Cortázar -- Pastoral / Tommaso Landolfi -- All at one point / Italo Calvino -- There is no such place as America / Peter Bichsel -- The piano player / Donald Barthelme -- Homage to the San Francisco YMCA / Richard Brautigan -- The marker / Robert Coover -- The zebra storyteller / Spencer Holst.
Summary Covers fantastic narrative from ancient myths to modern science fiction in more than fifty tales which represent man's imagination in etiology, entertainment, and wonder.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780198020240 (electronic bk.)
0198020244 (electronic bk.)
0195025415 (pbk.)
9780195025415 (pbk.)
OCLC # 191928264
Additional Format Print version: Fantastic worlds. New York : Oxford University Press, 1979 (DLC) 78011482

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