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It’s comprehensive, scholarly, and wide ranging: There’s also a scholarly theory of fantasy at work here, deployed throughout the text as a series of entries on subjects like “Story,” “Instauration Fantasy” “Thinning,” etc. Some readers have dinged it for this.

The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

Most fantasy criticism encyclopedua to impose a top-down definition of what the form should do, and then sneers at the books that don’t do that.


Clute and Grant try to deduce what fantasy does from looking at the books that are actually out there, and they tried very hard to look at all of them.

It’s quirky and passionate and positional, and, for an encyclopedia, oddly readable. When fantasy scholarship finally resolves its theoretical framework into something you can work with instead of against, my bet is that this book will be its taproot text.

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Account Options Sign in. Not only does it describe the genre authoritatively, but it redefines it, offering an exciting new analysis of this highly diverse and hugely popular sphere of art. With more than 4, entries and over one million words, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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John CluteJohn Grant. MacmillanMar 15, – Literary Criticism – pages.

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This huge volume is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the fantasy field. With more than 4, entries and over one million words, this volume covers every aspect of fantasy-literature, film, television, opera, art, and comics.


Written and compiled by a team of editors with unparalleled collective experience in the field, it is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the art of the fantastic. This paperback edition includes thirty-two pages of update material obtained since the hardcover when to press. User Review – Flag as inappropriate hartwell User Review – Flag as inappropriate The indispensible reference on Fantasy. Selected pages Title Page.

References to this book Vast Alchemies: Peter Winnington Snippet view – He was the technical editor of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.