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(BRADBURY, Ray). TOUPONCE, William F. Ray Bradbury and the Poetics of Reverie : Fantasy, Science Fiction, and the Reader. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press, (1984). Pp. (10),[xi]-xxiii,(1),-131,(5). 8vo, decorated beige cloth with black lettering to front board and spine. UMI Research Pres Studies in Speculative Fiction, number 2. Robert Scholes, Series Editor. "This study attempts to provide a phenomenological account of the reader's responseto fantasy and science-fiction literature written by the American fantasis t, Ray Bradbury (b. 1920). Why phenomenological? And why Bradbury? For a number of interrelated reasons. First of all, because when we respond to the aesthetic experience of fantasy or science fiction, we are reacting to a concrete vibrant world which we have in fact helped to create. [...Secondly...] since fantasy and science fiction are narrative arts, the tendency amongtheorists has been, understandibly to be primarily concerned with the vari ous forms that plots may take in these genres. But as far as the reading process itself is concerned, narrative and th resources of form only satisfy one particular cluster of related desires. [...] A third reason for a phenomenological approach is one that ofr the moment can only be presented negatively: reverie is both core and method in the fantasy of Ray Bradbury, but it has not been studied." - from the introduction, pp. [xi]-xiii. Contents:1. Wolfgang Iser and the Cognitive Reader; 2. Gaston Bachelard and the Sub liminative Reader; 3. Reverie and the Marvelous; 4. Reverie and the Gothic;5. Reverie and Science Fiction; 6. Reverie and the Utopian Novel. Small cl ip to upper corner of flyleaf, else very good. No dustjacket, as issued. 50.00
Title: Ray Bradbury and the Poetics of Reverie : Fantasy, Science Fiction, and theReader.
Publisher: UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1984, ISBN:0835715698:
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