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The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. Front Cover. John Clute, John Grant. St. Martin’s Press, Mar 15, – Literary Criticism – pages. Written by John Clute and John Grant, it’s a compendium of information movie was released, Encyclopedia of Fantasy will be there for you. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy has ratings and 22 reviews. Kingsley Amis The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction by John Clute Supergods by Grant Morrison .

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Meanwhile, the Sf Encyclopedia has now exceeded 3. This paperback edition includes thirty-two pages of update material obtained since the hardcover when to press. Open Preview See a Problem? The tragedy of this book is that it was published before Harry Potter, clueless Bella and Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films appeared.

Quotes from The Encyclopedia Archived from the original on 8 October An entry about an author highlights themes covered elsewhere in bold face, and vice versa. It opened my eyes to so many books and authors — and, more importantly, a way of thinking about fantasy fiction that really strucka chord with me.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. These mistakes, however are minor. August 5, at 7: I was working on uohn A Cltue English coursework project about fantasy literature when I came across a cheap copy of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy at a book sale on holiday.


The Incoming button provided at the head of each entry shows, as well as a list of entries linking to the current one, an expansion of the contributors’ initials with which most entries are signed. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

The writing is generally serious, and I like the fact that “objectivity” isn’t always the highest goal; no matter how popular a book or author may be, Clute et al are not afraid to cut them down to size, though never maliciously. The lexicon was likely developed more through the reading of Tolkien and other classics and less through acceptance of terminology of folklorists such as Propp, though that kind of influence is encycloprdia also.

The electronic format would be a welcome addition to the printed book.

This paperback edition includes thirty-two pages of update material obtained since the hardcover when to press. Aug 31, Kus rated it really liked it. You should delete these pests and set your spam filters to block them. It’s fanrasy and passionate and positional, and, for an encyclopedia, oddly readable.

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Characterizing the book as encuclopedia excellent and highly readable source for fantasy”, the industry publication Library Journal described The Encyclopedia of Fantasy as “the first of its kind”.

Wide ranging look at a specific type of read for fans and researchers of the genre- perfect if you’re in the field or interested in finding some new things to read. That’s a shame for paper-lovers like me; I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent in the company of this, paging back and forth between entries.

Although it may take a while, I would definitely recommend reviving the EoF as a going concern at some stage. Apr 18, Nicholas Encyclopedua rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Retrieved from ” https: The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. Martin’s,it presents a thorough catalog of authors, awards, movies, TV shows, fantastic themes, historical individuals, and articles on the literature of various nations.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The online version appears by enctclopedia permission of John Clute and John Grant, and is primarily intended to clarify references to Encyclopedia of Fantasy theme or motif entries referenced in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: The spine needs repairing and the jacket is long gone — but I won’t part with the book. You won’t find entries on fantasy characters – no Bilbo, no Thomas Covenant – and only a few of the most common kinds of fantastic creatures like dragons.

These two books made me appear much smarter than I really am and they make great geek-out reading. For the purposes of this “league table” we give credit for each separately signed section within large fabtasy entries like Batman Movieswhich seems only fair.

You can probably get both this and its science fiction companion quite cheap now, and I clkte highly recommend them if you have any interest in the byways of the fields.

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