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ludicrously odd

fanciful and unrealistic

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existing in fancy only

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extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance

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good catastrophe," is significant and relevant to the present research attempting to probe into the verbal and trans-verbal dialectic of fantastic literature because this peculiar and essentially dialectic type of "happy ending," according to Tolkien, plays both "the strange mythic quality" and the "highest function" of the fairy tale, as it makes possible "glimpse of joy .
Subsequent anthologies included Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983); its sequel, Black Water Two: More Tales of the Fantastic; Other Fires: Short Fiction by Latin American Women (1986); and Dark Arrows: Great Stories of Revenge (1987).
By refusing mimesis as a method of novelistic poetics, the writer produces fantastic literature which posits a new world.
Jaen points out that the mystic experience maps directly onto Todorov's themes of the Self, further arguing that many "authors of fantastic literature have been clearly influenced by mystical or esoteric views" (105).
This is the famous ambiguity that characterizes certain classics of fantastic literature, exemplified in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw: a delicate story that the master of the uncertain managed to tell in such a way that there would be no possibility of knowing if the fantastic that occurs in the story--the appearance of ghosts--really occurs or is the hallucination of a character.
Those interested in such texts are presumed to be genre readers, familiar with the history of fantastic literature, rather than those with a special commitment to lesbian sexuality or anyone else for that matter.
What is noteworthy about many of these texts, however, is Benavides's ability to blend important political commentary with elements that belong to fantastic literature.
Campra's long article, for example, disagrees with Todorov's view that the disappearance of sexual themes implies the disappearance of fantastic literature tout court.
Anos luz is not just an anthology of sf; tucked within its pages are several other types of fantastic literature, such as folktales and fantasy.
The authors, such as Bernhard Hennen or Christoph Hardebusch, argued for a need of recognition among journalists but also among academics that German fantastic literature has developed a strong position with fans, which should be reflected in discourse on the fantastic.
They are the stuff that myths are made of, and they are encrusted in both realistic and fantastic literature.
At the World Fantasy Convention in San Jose today, a new set of awards for fantastic literature was announced.
I suggest that all of us who value fantastic literature start an outreach program.
Other contributors to the 2005 volume are Jorge Candeias, who provides an overview of the fantastic literature published in Portugal in 2005, and M.
The third in a series of anthologies begun in 1981 by the editor to bring to light feminist contributions to science fiction, Afro-Future Females showcases essays, stories, and commentaries by and about contemporary black women writers of fantastic literature.