Styles of Creation: Aesthetic Technique and the Creation of Fictional Worlds

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George Edgar Slusser, Eric S. Rabkin
University of Georgia Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 271 pages
The impetus behind this collection of essays is the tension between science fiction and fantasy writing's aesthetic emphasis on stylistics and the structural or systemic bias of prevailing literary theory. From a variety of perspectives, the contributors show how a new, or expanded, set of methods and models can enrich critical exchange within the genre and between it and other types of fiction.
 

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Contents

Waging War with Reality
24
The Case of Philip K Dick
30
Style Substance and Other Illusions
47
The Liberal Arts Odyssey of a Pulpster
58
Language Interaction in Contemporary Horror Fiction
79
The Aesthetics of Fin de Siecle Literature of Horror
88
Persuasive Worlds and the Rhetorics of Art and Science in Science Fiction
117
Ambiguous in Imaginative Literature
128
Utopian EffectUtopian Pleasure
153
The Missing Middle of Science Fiction
167
Landscapes of British Science Fiction
193
Artifacts from
205
The Neologisms of Science Fiction
221
Sustaining the Transparent
245
Contributors
259
Copyright

Satiric Maneuvers in the Fantastic
143

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About the author (1992)

George Slusser is a professor of comparative literature and director of the Eaton Program for Science Fiction and Fantasy Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Eric S. Rabkin is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English at the University of Michigan.

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