Patricia A. McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World-Building

Patricia A. McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World-Building
Author : Audrey Isabel Taylor
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2017-10-17
ISBN 10 : 9781476665160
ISBN 13 : 1476665168
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


From wondrous fairy-lands to nightmarish hellscapes, the elements that make fantasy worlds come alive also invite their exploration. This first book-length study of critically acclaimed novelist Patricia A. McKillip's lyrical other-worlds analyzes her characters, environments and legends and their interplay with genre expectations. The author gives long overdue critical attention to McKillip's work and demonstrates how a broader understanding of world-building enables a deeper appreciation of her fantasies.

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