A Wizard Of Earthsea

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Author: Ursula K. LeGuin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473208459
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A Wizard Of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin


Original Title: A Wizard Of Earthsea

Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

A Dictionary Of Writers And Their Works

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Author: Christopher Riches
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019251850X
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A Dictionary Of Writers And Their Works by Christopher Riches


Original Title: A Dictionary Of Writers And Their Works

Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Fantastic Spiritualities

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Author: J'annine Jobling
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472535294
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Fantastic Spiritualities by J'annine Jobling


Original Title: Fantastic Spiritualities

In this work Jobling argues that religious sensibility in the Western world is in a process of transformation, but that we see here change, not decline, and that the production and consumption of the fantastic in popular culture offers an illuminating window onto spiritual trends and conditions. She examines four major examples of the fantastic genre: the Harry Potter series (Rowling), His Dark Materials (Pullman), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Whedon) and the Earthsea cycle (Le Guin), demonstrating that the spiritual universes of these four iconic examples of the fantastic are actually marked by profoundly modernistic assumptions, raising the question of just how contemporary spiritualities (often deemed postmodern) navigate philosophically the waters of truth, morality, authority, selfhood and the divine. Jobling tackles what she sees as a misplaced disregard for the significance of the fantasy genre as a worthy object for academic investigation by offering a full-length, thematic, comparative and cross-disciplinary study of the four case-studies proposed, chosen because of their significance to the field and because these books have all been posited as exemplars of a 'postmodern' religious sensibility. This work shows how attentiveness to spiritual themes in cultural icons can offer the student of theology and religions insight into the framing of the moral and religious imagination in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries and how this can prompt traditional religions to reflect on whether their own narratives are culturally framed in a way resonating with the 'signs of the times'.

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Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Nanmeebooks
ISBN: 9749906683
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by Philip Pullman


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เมื่อโรเจอร์เพื่อนรักถูกขบวนการร้าย "ตัวกินเด็ก" จับตัวไป ไลราและภูตประจำตัวของเธอ จึงตัดสินใจออกเดินทาง ไปช่วยเขา ไลราเข้าร่วมกับพวกยิปซี ที่จะไปตามหาลูก ๆ ของตัวเองเช่นกัน ทั้งหมดเดินทางขึ้นเหนือตามรอยของ พวกตัวกินเด็ก โดยได้รับความช่วยเหลือจากแม่มด นักบอลลูน และหมีสวมเกราะ ที่กลายมาเป็นพื่อนรักของไลรา ในการเดินทางอันยาวไกลครั้งนี้ ไลราได้ค้นพบความจริงอันน่าตื่นตะลึงหลายอย่าง ทั้งเรื่องพ่อแม่ของเธอ ความลับของพวกตัวกินเด็ก เรื่องเกี่ยวกับ "ฝุ่นธุลี" และวิธีเดินทางไปสู่จักรวาลคู่ขนานที่ไม่มีใครรู้จักมาก่อน

The Science Fiction Handbook

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Author: Nick Hubble
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 147253896X
Size: 78.67 MB
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The Science Fiction Handbook by Nick Hubble


Original Title: The Science Fiction Handbook

As we move through the 21st century, the importance of science fiction to the study of English Literature is becoming increasingly apparent. The Science Fiction Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the genre and how to study it for students new to the field. In particular, it provides detailed entries on major writers in the SF field who might be encountered on university-level English Literature courses, ranging from H.G. Wells and Philip K. Dick, to Doris Lessing and Geoff Ryman. Other features include an historical timeline, sections on key writers, critics and critical terms, and case studies of both literary and critical works. In the later sections of the book, the changing nature of the science fiction canon and its growing role in relation to the wider categories of English Literature are discussed in depth introducing the reader to the latest critical thinking on the field.

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