Worlds Within Women: Myth and Mythmaking in Fantastic Literature by Women (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 214 pages
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Focusing on the connection between metaphor and myth, Thelma Shinn provides a methaphoric reading of fantastic literature by women that enables the reader to glimpse its underlying mythic purpose and content. She examines some seventy novels by twenty-four women writers and draws on a rich variety of secondary sources in literature, women's studies, science fiction/fantasy scholarship, and comparative mythology.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Beginnings Traditional Myths Retold
19
New Beginnings Myths Recreated and Reexamined
65
Fantastic Mythmaking New Myths
109
Fantastic Mythmaking Transformed Patterns
151
The Promise
187
Bibliography
197
Index
207
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Shinn is of Arizona State University.

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