Fantasy, Genre
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Concept

1. ‘Fantasy’ can denote a not unambiguously defined part of the ‘fantastic’ Western literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Typical of this fantasy as a genre is a break with the continuity of the reader's reality, to which, unlike the case of → science fiction, no scientific grounding is normally supplied. It manifests itself in the sketch of an independent world clo…

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Hammer, Almuth and Schilken, Dörthe, “Fantasy, Genre”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 24 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00162>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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