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The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre (Cornell Paperbacks) Paperback – 31 May 1975

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  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press; Fourth Printing edition (31 May 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801491460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801491467
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.3 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 216,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This work is much more than what its title might imply to an American reader. It is not simply another 'formalist' categorizing of a particular literary genre. Todorov involves himself in a consideration of the concept of literary genre (with a perceptive critique of Northrop Frye), a detailed and perceptive discourse on 'the fantastic, ' . . . and finally a philosophical-historical discussion of the relation of 'the fantastic' to literature itself. . . . This is an important work for anyone interested in criticism in general or in the criticism of fiction in particular."--Choice

"This, the first of Todorov's books to be translated into English (it was originally published in French in 1970), is brilliant. . . . Todorov's attempt to formulate a general theory for studying themes without subordinating literary theory to the social sciences makes this book indispensable to serious students of lietarture."--Library Journal


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4.0 out of 5 starsI really enjoyed Todorov's perspective on the fantastic because it helps to ...
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