Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth: Tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald and Hoffman

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 1, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 215 pages
This book shows how the fantasy tradition culminating in Pullman’s His Dark Materials inherits the Romantic quest to transpose spiritual and moral values, once the prerogrative of organized religion, into new myths. Wary both of escapist fantasy and "grand narratives," it explores how stories can generate a new vision.

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Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth explores the common literary themes and devices used in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and their links to other literature such as Tolkien, Lewis, MacDonald ... Read full review


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WILLIAM GRAY is Reader in Literary History and Hermeneutics at the University of Chichester, UK. He studied literature, philosophy and theology at the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Princeton, and has published widely in these areas, including Death and Fantasy and books on C.S. Lewis and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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