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Fantasy Fiction and Welsh Myth: Tales of Belonging

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This text examines how contemporary fantasy literature offers critical insights into western society and culture by drawing on the ancient myths of Wales.


Introduction Welsh Myth in Fiction: A Place of the Mind and the Spirit --
Ch. 1. Welsh Myth and the Sense of Belonging --
Ch. 2. Eternal Triangles and the Cycles of Myth --
Ch. 3. Reconstructing the Present from the Stories
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Hardcover, 177 pages
Published 1996 by St. Martin's Press
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Abigail
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Interested in the Connections Between Welsh Myth and Fantasy Fiction
The author of numerous scholarly articles devoted to the influence of Welsh mythology and folklore on modern fantasy literature, former University of Queensland professor Kath Filmer-Davies published this book-length study of the subject in 1996. Unlike Donna R. White and C.W. Sullivan III, who have also published books on this topic, Filmer-Davies has some knowledge of the Welsh language, which gives her work an added depth of understanding, I think...

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Sara WithoutAnH
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
You have to be an expert in CS Lewis and his books to understand a third of this book, but I can't give it less than 3 stars because I was the foolish one for picking it up in the first place, even though I was fully aware that it would not meet my needs (what are my needs exactly? Idk...). ...more
Nicky
Oct 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
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This one took me ages to get around to reading. It's an interesting subject. One doesn't think of Welsh culture as all that influential -- it is for me, since I'm Welsh and was raised to love my heritage very much, but for many people, Wales isn't even a separate country to England! -- but it is true that Welsh myth influences modern fantasy very, very much. And not only modern fantasy, honestly. Geoffrey of Monmouth, anyone? The theme of belonging is also interesting: the feeling of hiraeth is ...more
Shiloh
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Some interesting analyses of fantasy novels, but I don't feel that it upheld its central argument that some of the major themes of fantasy are inherently Welsh, just that they appear in Welsh myth. ...more
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