Mythical and Fabulous Creatures: A Source Book and Research Guide

Mythical and Fabulous Creatures: A Source Book and Research Guide by -

Title: Mythical and Fabulous Creatures: A Source Book and Research Guide
Author: -
ISBN10: 0313243387
ISBN13: 978-0313243387
Publisher: Greenwood; 1St Edition edition (March 12, 1987)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1762 kb
Size Fb2: 1543 kb
Rating: 3.9/5
Votes: 296
Pages: 422 pages
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Mythical and Fabulous Creatures: A Source Book and Research Guide by -


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This serious, scholarly treatment of 20 imaginary beings, from dragon and phoenix to giants and fairies, discusses the origin of each as an idea, its symbolism and lore, and its appearances in art, literature, or film. . . . Extensive bibliographies follow the generally ambitious and erudite essays while a final catch-all article and selective bibliography cover still more ground, at a gallop. . . . [There] are a number of thoughtful and well-written interpretive investigations into the nature and history of some persistent types. Entries on the Basilisk, Harpies, Medusa, and the Sphinx are particularly fine: here one feels that the mystery and power of these imaginative creatures is not vitiated by scholarly taxidermy. Library Journal

[This] book provides thorough documentation of the best-known creatures of fantasy with a breadth of coverage that is both impressive and delightful. Recommended for all libraries supporting research in mythology, fantasy, folklore, or popular culture. Choice