The American Fantasy Tradition

The American Fantasy Tradition

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This comprehensive critical anthology of American fantasy literature, applies the groundbreaking critical theorems of such esteemed American literary critics as Leslie Fiedler, Richard Chase and Irving Howe to the genre of fantasy in an effort to delineate the true American tradition of fantasy from the Anglo-European canon. Three definitive strains focused on are: * The American Tale-Folk, Tall and Weird. * Fantastic Americana * Lands of Enchantment in Everyday life. Includes stories from the following authors: Louisa May Alcott Nathaniel Hawthorne Henry James Ursula K LeGuin L Frank Baum Greg Bear Stephen King Mark Twain Joel Chandler Harris Washington Irving Ray Bradbury Edith Wharton
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 48.26mm | 975.22g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765301520
  • 9780765301529

About Brian Thomsen

Brian M. Thomsen is a Tor Consulting editor who dropped out of pursuing a Ph.D. in English in favor of a career in publishing. He was one of the founding editors of Warner/Popular Library's Questar Science Fiction & Fantasy line, and the editor of C.J.Cherryh's Hugo Award winning novel "Cyteen." He has also been a Hugo nominee, has served as a World Fantasy Award judge, and is the author of two novels and numerous short stories for such publishers as Tor, Daw, Ace, TSR, and others. He was born in the borough of Brooklyn where he currently resides with his wife, Donna, and two talented cats named Sparky and Minx.
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"The largest, most comprehensive, and "best" anthology of American fantasy literature I have ever seen."--Terence Malley, editor of the "Writers for the Seventies series" "A fine overview of some of the most important American fantasy written since Washington Irving right on up to our day. I highly recommend this fine collection."--Ray Bradbury "The largest, most comprehensive, and "best anthology of American fantasy literature I have ever seen."--Terence Malley, editor of the "Writers for the Seventies series "A fine overview of some of the most important American fantasy written since Washington Irving right on up to our day. I highly recommend this fine collection."--Ray Bradbury
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