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The Resource Behind the Frontiers of the Real : a Definition of the Fantastic, David Roas

Behind the Frontiers of the Real : a Definition of the Fantastic, David Roas

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Behind the Frontiers of the Real : a Definition of the Fantastic
Title
Behind the Frontiers of the Real
Title remainder
a Definition of the Fantastic
Statement of responsibility
David Roas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a definition of the fantastic that establishes it as a discourse in constant intertextual relation with the construct of reality. In establishing the definition of the fantastic, leading scholar David Roas selects four central concepts that allow him to chart a fairly clear map of this terrain: reality, the impossible, fear, and language. These four concepts underscore the fundamental issues and problems that articulate any theoretical reflection on the fantastic: its necessary relationship to an idea of the real, its limits, its emotional and psychological effects on the receiver and the transgression of language that is undertaken when attempting to express what is, by definition, inexpressible as it is beyond the realms of the conceivable. By examining such concepts, the book explores multiple perspectives that are clearly interrelated: from literary and comparative theory to linguistics, via philosophy, science and cyberculture
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Roas, David,
Dewey number
154.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Fantasy
  • Reality
  • Fear
  • Language and languages
Label
Behind the Frontiers of the Real : a Definition of the Fantastic, David Roas
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Reality -- 2. The Impossible -- 3. Fear -- 4. Language -- 5. The Fantastic in Post-Modernity -- 6. Conclusions
Control code
on1023575343
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319737331
Level of compression
unknown
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SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023575343
Label
Behind the Frontiers of the Real : a Definition of the Fantastic, David Roas
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Reality -- 2. The Impossible -- 3. Fear -- 4. Language -- 5. The Fantastic in Post-Modernity -- 6. Conclusions
Control code
on1023575343
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319737331
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023575343

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