The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. Front Cover. John Clute, John Grant. St. Martin’s Press, Mar 15, – Literary Criticism – pages. Written by John Clute and John Grant, it’s a compendium of information movie was released, Encyclopedia of Fantasy will be there for you. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy has ratings and 22 reviews. Kingsley Amis The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction by John Clute Supergods by Grant Morrison .

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Account Options Sign in. It’s arrangement of entries might not to be everyones brant, but deal You are commenting using your WordPress. Though, since they do have a concept of fantasy, works that do not match their johh may be discussed with the sound of an ax grinding. The spine needs repairing and the ja Another pivotal book in my life.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate The indispensible reference on Fantasy.

The authors have said that it will not be updated in print again — it will be online only. It is still worth its weight; however, as it lists a history of movies and books with titles and the explanations of their stories.

Does this include maps of the fantasy worlds mentioned within? Anime Films Television programs. The Encyclopedia uses a similar system of categorization to The Encyclopedia of Science Fictionbut does not include an index of theme entries. And if you do, you might want to donate to support us.


What you WILL get though is the best reference work covering the major authors, books, films, countries with fantasy writing traditions, comics, magazines, and themes and concepts in the field. The book was well-received on publication.

The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

Aug 31, Kus rated it really liked it. It has taken some time but I finally got finished. Tolkien who have many enccylopedia published fragments, are explained with admirable clarity. The current implementation is thanks to an enormous amount of work from David. Aug 10, Rosemary rated it it was amazing. Locus calls The Encyclopedia of Fantasy “massive and welcome,” and writes, “This will be the standard reference for years to come.

Within the first few days, I found several errors, mostly minor. Essential to any library. Such as this one: For the purposes of this “league table” we give credit for each separately signed section within large omnium-gatherum entries like Batman Movieswhich seems only fair.

December 2, at 4: With more than 4, entries and over one million words, For one thing, the cantasy is incredibly wide-ranging: The Fall of Gondolin. Anyway, we all hope that you find this extra 1.

The most prolific contributors, each with 50 or more solo entry credits, are:. Gill rated it really liked it Apr 23, With more than 4, entries and over one million words, hohn volume covers every aspect of fantasy-literature, film, television, opera, art, and comics. Library Journal 1 October The lexicon was likely developed more through the reading of Tolkien and other classics and less through acceptance of terminology of folklorists such as Propp, though that kind of influence is manifest also.


Makes the fantasy encyclopfdia of speculative fiction worthy of serious consideration. Thf to Book Page. It’s good to know that fantasy is more than just a sword and a smile. The thematic entries have a lot of interesting stuff. I am so excited to have this book! One thing Fantqsy really like is that neither book discriminates against the more “literary” figures Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, etc who sometimes are given short shrift in genre-geeky references.

People like Tolkien, Peake, Dunsany not surprisingly receive several page entries apiece, but it’s rare to find any figure at all – at least any writing in English, I think the coverage outside of the language is a bit sparser – who doesn’t get a fairly thorough bibliographic listing at the least. Articles ane concise, detailed, and clearly written, although the text is sometimes dry.

There are 42, internal links, corresponding to small-caps cross-reference indicators in the printed book. Get your glasses out since the pages are crammed with text, and expect a work out.

See Contributors for a full listing of all those who wrote entries for The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. But, I have read large portions of it and have pored over it for many a happy hour. It swelled by over 20 titles as I went through the tne here.

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