erotic universe: Sexuality and Fantastic Literature

erotic universe: Sexuality and Fantastic Literature

By: "Palumbo, Donald (ed.)"

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This comprehensive volume explores the relationship between sex and the fantastic in science fiction and fantasy literature. More than a dozen scholars have contributed essays in which they discuss almost two hundred novels, short stories, tales, plays, poems, myths, and nearly one hundred authors--from Aldiss to Zelazny. The collection is divided into three main sections, the first of which is devoted to the theoretical analysis of the relationship between sexuality and the fantastic. This section contains essays on sexuality and the allure of fantasy, and sexuality and knowledge in science fiction. The second section turns to thematic analyses and includes essays that explore such themes as sexuality and death, forbidden sexuality, sexual attitudes and the search for ethics in contemporary culture, sex and technology, sexual encounters with aliens, sexuality and comedy, and homosexuality in fantasy and science fiction. The third section, devoted to feminist views of sexuality in fantastic literature, includes several studies of the depiction of sexuality in the works of female fantasists, and focuses most closely on Russ, Piercy, LeGuin, and Carter. Examined here is the potential use of science fiction as a vehicle for theorizing about women and for questioning their condition in society. The volume also includes an introductory overview and critical commentary on the literature and a comprehensive, contributor-compiled bibliography of primary works and scholarship on sexuality and related issues in fantastic literature.

Title: erotic universe: Sexuality and Fantastic Literature

Author Name: "Palumbo, Donald (ed.)"

Categories: criticism,

Edition: (1st edition)

Publisher: "Westport, CT", Greenwood Press: 1986

ISBN Number: 0313241015

ISBN Number 13: 9780313241017

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition: GOOD+

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 6-0T005

Description: "Tight, bright, clean and square but with many folded page corners. Dust jacket is intact but has light age soil, rubbing and front cover has small rips at top corners and bottom edge and a crease across the top edge. "" 306 indexed pages including annotated Bibliography with 15 essays in which they discuss almost two hundred novels, short stories, tales, plays, poems, myths, and nearly one hundred authors...exploring the relationship between sex and the fantastic in science fiction and fantasy literature."""

Keywords: FICTION - Literary Analysis & Criticism "erotic, fantasy" LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy,