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Imaginary Worlds: The Art of Fantasy

Carter, Lin
Ballantine Books, New York
Literary Criticism

Mr. Carter's theories about writing fantasy, with references to: William Morris; Lord Dunsany; E. R. Eddison; James Branch Cabel; J. R. R. Tolkien; C. S. Lewis; Robert E. Howard; Edgar Rice Burroughs; Lloyd Alexander; Poul Anderson; Jane Gaskell; William Beckford; Madame Blavatsky; William Hope Hodgson; Mervyn Peake; Fletcher Pratt; Clark Ashton Smith; John Jakes; Leigh Brackett; Robert W. Chambers; Jack Vance; Raymond Chandler; L. Sprague de Camp; Michael Moorcock; Fritz Leiber; Alan Garner; H. Rider Haggard; Ernest Hemingway; Otis Adelbert Kline; Henry Kuttner; Katherine Kurtz; H. P. Lovecraft; George MacDonald; et al. Not much mention is made of the Oz books, but the focus here is on "adult" fantasy, and not children's fantasy.

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