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Kingdoms of Elfin

Author : Sylvia Townsend Warner
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Sylvia Townsend Warner's final collection of short stories contains sixteen sly and enchanting stories of Elfindom.

Of Cats and Elfins

Author : Sylvia Townsend Warner
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In this new selection of Warner's fantasy short fiction the remaining four Elfin stories are gathered together with the remarkable forgotten tales of The Cat's Cradle Book (1940), eighty years after its first publication.

Side Stepping Normativity in Selected Short Stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner

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Side-Stepping Normativity: Selected Short Stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner discusses Sylvia Townsend Warner's highly innovative narrative style, which does not conform to conventional modernist or postmodernist standards, and explores how Warner's short stories shift to off-centre positions. Side-Stepping Normativity further outlines the way in which Warner constantly challenges the categories we apply to classify our surroundings and analyses how Warner succeeds in creating queer, that is, non-heteronormative as well strange and peculiar stories without explicitly opposing the so-called norms of her time. In this, Side-Stepping Normativity joins a vibrant conversation in queer studies which revolves around the question how critics can approach literary texts from a non-antagonistic position. Rather than focussing on the role of the critic, however, this thesis shows that Warner's texts have long achieved what queer theorists seek to achieve on an analytical level.

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Author : Jack Zipes
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In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

Life Writing Genre and Criticism in the Texts of Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland

Author : Ailsa T. Granne
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Sylvia Townsend Warner has increasingly become recognized as a significant and distinctive talent amongst twentieth-century authors. This volume explores her remarkable relationship with Valentine Ackland - her partner for forty years - by closely examining their letters and diaries alongside a selection of their other texts, in particular their poetry. This analysis reveals the crucial role their writing played in establishing, maintaining, and defending their intimacy and describes the emergence of an alternative textual world upon which they became wholly reliant. Examining how Warner and Ackland exploited the distance between their lived life and their accounts of it, gives rise to many fascinating and untold stories. Furthermore, in investigating the fluidity of the boundaries between letters, diaries and fiction this book also provides a fresh perspective on these life-writing forms. Warner and Ackland's need to speak as women, writers and lovers, shaped their texts, so that they became not simply records of events, nor acts of communication, but complex documents in which love is won and lost, myths are created, and lives are changed, as will be the perspectives of those who read this book.

The History of British Women s Writing 1920 1945

Author : M. Joannou
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Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Short Story Index

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Distance and Memory

Author : Peter Davidson
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This is a book about remoteness: a memoir of places observed in solitude, of the texture of life through the quiet course of the seasons in the far north of Scotland. It is a book grounded in the singularity of one place - a house in northern Aberdeenshire - and threaded through with an unshowy commitment to the lost and the forgotten. In these painterly essays Davidson reflects on art, place, history and landscape. Distance and Memory is his testament to the cold, clear beauty of the north.

Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature

Author : Frank Northen Magill
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Death and the Serpent

Author : Philip K. Hastings
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Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Dream

Author : T. A. Shippey
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"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.

Critical Essays on Sylvia Townsend Warner English Novelist 1893 1978

Author : Gill Davies
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This is the first collection of essays devoted to the work of this much under-rated and important twentieth-century writer. The essays engage with some of the variety of Warner's output - her short fiction, letters and fantasy writing - as well as her major novels. This collection includes a range of approaches to the work of a writer who has much to say to contemporary readers and whose work, long appreciated by feminist readers in particular, is now being considered by academic critics and a wider audience.

Women s Writing in Exile

Author : Modern Language Association of America
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Examines the physical, sociopolitical, canonical, and psychological exile that women writers in Western culture have experienced over the last century

Country Life

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Blessings Kicks and Curses

Author : Geoffrey Grigson
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British Short fiction Writers 1945 1980

Author : James Hardin
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Information on the lives and works of British writers whose short-fiction work has been published between 1945 and 1980.

British Women Fiction Writers 1900 1960

Author : Harold Bloom
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This text contains introductory essays by Harold Bloom and provides biographical information, a wide selection of critical excerpts and complete bibliographies of 14 authors, including Rose Macaulay, Jean Rhys, Dorothy Sayers and Virginia Woolf.

Publishers Weekly

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The Fantastic Imagination II

Author : Robert H. Boyer
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Sixteen phantasmal stories of the past century evoking illusion, myth and mystical delights as primary world beings, fairies and other supernatural figures interact in magical adventures

The New York Times Book Review

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