Visions of Enchantment: Essays on Magic in Fiction

Visions of Enchantment: Essays on Magic in Fiction

By: Hugh Parry (author)Hardback

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Visions of Enchantment is a collection of introductory essays on magic in Western literature. It offers interpretations of individual texts, both ancient and modern; and it examines the extent to which all such texts may be thought to belong to an extended family of the imagination. Each chapter addresses the sorts of questions that arise from a reading of particular tales, poems, plays, and novels.

About Author

Hugh Parry is Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar in the Department of Humanities at York University.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Enchanting Gods Chapter 3 The Witch Chapter 4 The Wizard Chapter 5 Equal Rites Chapter 6 The Magic Garden Chapter 7 The Master of Ceremonies Chapter 8 Becoming a Magician Chapter 9 The Shaman Poet Chapter 10 Magical Realism Chapter 11 Epilogue Chapter 12 Select Bibliography Chapter 13 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761819424
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780761819424
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0761819428

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