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Welsh Celtic Myth in Modern Fantasy
This study provides a fascinating look at the various ways in which 20th-century fantasy writers have used Welsh Celtic mythology and folklore in their work. Following the theories formulated by such scholars as John Vickery and Joseph Campbell, the use of Celtic materials by each of the authors is discussed from a mythology-in-literature perspective. Sullivan presents an ...more
Hardcover, 197 pages
Published March 7th 1989 by Greenwood Press
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Mar 16, 2020 Abigail rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Interested in the Welsh Mythical Influences on Modern Fantasy Literature
Read shortly after Donna R. White's excellent A Century of Welsh Myth in Children's Literature , C.W. Sullivan's work struck me as an expansion of that work, despite being published nine years earlier. This is owing, no doubt, to the fact that Sullivan examines the fantasy genre as a whole, while White confines herself to children's literature. However that may be, there is a great deal of overlap between the two, and each of them devote a significant amount of attention to Lloyd Alexander, S ...more
Charles W. Sullivan III is Emeritus Professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. In 2008, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Debrecen University, Hungary.
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