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Fantasy Literature
FANTASY LITERATURE is set in an imaginary universe , often but not always without any locations, events, or people from the real world. Magic , the supernatural and magical creatures are common in many of these imaginary worlds. Fantasy is a subgenre of speculative fiction and is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes, respectively, though these genres overlap. Historically, most works of fantasy were written , however, since the 1960s, a growing segment of the fantasy genre has taken the form of films , television programs , graphic novels , video games , music and art. A numbering of fantasy novels originally written for children, such as _ Alice in Wonderland _, and the _ Hobbit _ also attract an adult audience. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Beginnings * 1.2 From the 13th century * 1.3 Renaissance * 1.4 Enlightenment * 1.5 Romanticism * 1.6 Victorian Period * 1.7 After 1901 * 2 Style * 3 See also * 4 Footnotes HISTORY Main articles: History of fantasy and Early history of fantasy BEGINNINGSStories involving magic and terrible monsters have existed in spoken forms before the advent of printed literature
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History Of Fantasy
Elements of the supernatural and the fantastic were an element of literature from its beginning. The modern genre is distinguished from tales and folklore, that contain fantastic elements, by firstly the acknowledged fictitious nature of the work, and secondly the naming an author. Works in which the marvels were not necessarily believed, or only half-believed, such as the European romances of chivalry and the tales of the _Arabian Nights _, slowly evolved into works with such traits. Authors like George MacDonald (1824 –1905) created the first explicitly fantastic works. Later, in the twentieth century, the publication of _The Lord of the Rings _ by J. R. R. Tolkien enormously influenced fantasy writing, establishing the form of epic fantasy . This also did much to establish the genre of fantasy as commercially distinct and viable. And today fantasy continues as an expansive, multi-layered medium encompassing many subgenres, including traditional high fantasy , sword and sorcery , magical realism , fairytale fantasy , and horror-tinged dark fantasy . There is further discussion of the history of fantasy in other languages in " Sources of fantasy " and the history of French fantasy literature is covered in greater detail under "_ Fantastique _"
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Talk
TALK may refer to: * Conversation , interactive communication between two or more people * Speech , the production of a spoken language * Interaction , face to face conversations * Compulsive talking , beyond the bounds of what is considered to be a socially acceptable amount of talking * Communication , the encoding and decoding of exchanged messages between peopleCONTENTS * 1 Software * 2 Books * 3 Film and TV * 4 Music * 4.1 Albums * 4.2 Songs SOFTWARE * Google Talk , a Windows- and web-based instant messaging program * talk (software) , a Unix messaging program * AppleTalk , an early networking protocol designed by Apple for their Macintosh computersBOOKS * _Talk_ (play) , a play by Carl Hancock Rux * _Talk_ (magazine) , an American magazineFILM AND TV * _Talk_ (film) , a 1994 Australian film * Talk show , a broadcast program format * Talk radio , a radio formatMUSIC * Talk Talk , a British rock group active from 1981 to 1991ALBUMS * _Talk_ (Yes album) , 1994 * _Talk_ (Paul Kelly album) , 1981SONGS * "Talk" (Coldplay song) * "Talk" (DJ Snake song) * "Talk", by Kreesha Turner on the album _Passion _ * "Talk", by Tracy Bonham on the album _ The Liverpool Sessions _ * "Talk", by M.I.A
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Fantasy
FANTASY is a fiction genre set in an imaginary universe , often (but not always) without any locations, events, or people from the real world. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then developed into literature and drama . From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels, and video games. Most fantasy uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme , or setting . Magic and magical creatures are common in many of these imaginary worlds. Fantasy is a subgenre of speculative fiction and is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes respectively, though these genres overlap. In popular culture , the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians from ancient myths and legends to many recent and popular works. Fantasy is studied in a number of disciplines including English and other language studies, cultural studies , comparative literature , history and medieval studies . Work in this area ranges widely from the structuralist theory of Tzvetan Todorov , which emphasizes the fantastic as a liminal space , to work on the connections (political, historical and literary) between medievalism and popular culture
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List Of Fantasy Anime
This is a LIST OF FANTASY ANIME television series, films, and OVAs . Titles are in alphabetical order
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Fantastic Art
FANTASTIC ART is a broad and loosely defined art genre . It is not restricted to a specific school of artists, geographical location or historical period. It can be characterised by subject matter – which portrays non-realistic, mystical, mythical or folkloric subjects or events – and style, which is representational and naturalistic, rather than abstract - or in the case of magazine illustrations and similar, in the style of graphic novel art such as manga . Fantasy
Fantasy
has been an integral part of art since its beginnings, but has been particularly important in mannerism , magic realist painting, romantic art , symbolism , surrealism and lowbrow . In French, the genre is called le fantastique , in English it is sometimes referred to as _visionary art_, _grotesque art_ or mannerist art . It has had a deep and circular interaction with fantasy literature . The subject matter of Fantastic
Fantastic
Art
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may resemble the product of hallucinations, and Fantastic
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artist Richard Dadd
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spent much of his life in mental institutions. Salvador Dalí famously said: "the only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad". Some recent Fantastic
Fantastic
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draws on the artist's experience, or purported experience, of hallucinogenic drugs
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List Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists
This is a LIST OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY ARTISTS, 20th- and 21st-century artists who have created book covers or interior illustrations for books, or who have published their own books or comic books of fantastic art with science fiction or fantasy themes. Artists known exclusively for their work in comic books are not included. Many of the artists are known for their work in both the fantasy and sf fields. Artists who have won the Hugo Award , the World Fantasy Award , or the Chesley Award are noted, as are inductees into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame . This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Contents : * A * B * C * D * E * F * G * H * I * J * K * L * M * N * O * P * Q * R * S * T * U * V * W * X * Y * Z * See also "The Meeting" by Michael Böhme , 2010 A * Charles Samuel Addams * Dan Adkins * Robert Adragna * Paul Alexander * Chris Van Allsburg * Horacio Altuna * Yoshitaka Amano * Allen G
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Fantasy Author
The definition of a FANTASY AUTHOR is somewhat diffuse, and a matter of opinion – Jules Verne considered H. G. Wells to be a fantasy author – and there is considerable overlap with science fiction authors and horror fiction authors . However some notable part of the output of the fantasy writers leans more to the fantasy end of the spectrum. SEE ALSO * Author * Fantastique * Fantasy * List of fantasy authors * List of science fiction authors * List of horror fiction authors * Novelist _ This fantasy -related article is a stub . You can help Wikipedia by expanding it ._ * v * t * e Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fantasy_author additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Fantasy Comics
FANTASY COMICS have been around as long as the medium itself. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Notable creators * 3 Adaptations * 4 See also * 5 References HISTORY _ This section POSSIBLY CONTAINS ORIGINAL RESEARCH . Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations . Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. (August 2016)_ _(Learn how and when to remove this template message )_In the US market, early years of fantasy comics began in the Golden Age of Comic Books and were populated with such notable works range from All-American comics' (and later DC comics') Greek myth inspired super hero Wonder Woman to Dell 's Tarzan . Starting in the late 1940s through the mid-1950s horror-themed fantasy anthologies gained prominence; the most famous of these include EC Comics ' _Tales from the Crypt _, _ Haunt of Fear _, and _ Vault of Horror _; and lesser notable titles such as American Comics Group _ Adventures into the Unknown _ and _ Forbidden Worlds _ though this trend saw its prevalence cease with the publication of Dr. Fredric Wertham 's book _ Seduction of the Innocent _ which directly led to a Senate hearing of the influence of comics on juvenile violence. Though fantasy comics were able to survive in this new atmosphere though in a diminished capacity compared to its much stronger output in these early years
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Fantasy Film
FANTASY FILMS are films that belong to the fantasy genre with fantastic themes, usually magic , supernatural events, mythology , folklore , or exotic fantasy worlds . The genre is considered a form of speculative fiction alongside science fiction films and horror films , although the genres do overlap. Fantasy films often have an element of magic, myth , wonder, escapism, and the extraordinary. CONTENTS * 1 Subgenres * 2 Fantasy movies and the film industry * 3 History * 3.1 1900–1920s * 3.2 1930s * 3.3 1940s * 3.4 1950s * 3.5 1960s * 3.6 1970s * 3.7 1980s * 3.8 1990s * 3.9 2000s * 3.10 2010s * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links SUBGENRESSeveral sub-categories of fantasy films can be identified, although the delineations between these subgenres, much as in fantasy literature, are somewhat fluid. The most common fantasy subgenres depicted in movies are High Fantasy and Sword and Sorcery . Both categories typically employ quasi-medieval settings, wizards, magical creatures and other elements commonly associated with fantasy stories. High Fantasy films tend to feature a more richly developed fantasy world, and may also be more character-oriented or thematically complex. Often, they feature a hero of humble origins and a clear distinction between good and evil set against each other in an epic struggle. Many scholars cite J. R. R
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Fantasy Fiction Magazine
A FANTASY FICTION MAGAZINE or FANTASY MAGAZINE is a magazine which publishes primarily fantasy fiction . Not generally included in the category are magazines for children with stories about such characters as Santa Claus . Also not included are adult magazines about sexual fantasy . Many fantasy magazines, in addition to fiction, have other features such as art, cartoons, reviews, or letters from readers. Some fantasy magazines also publish science fiction and horror fiction , so that here is not always a clear distinction between a fantasy magazine and a science fiction magazine . For example, _ Fantastic _ magazine published almost exclusively science fiction for much of its run
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Fantasy Television
FANTASY TELEVISION is a genre of television programming featuring elements of the fantastic , often including magic , supernatural forces, or exotic fantasy worlds . Fantasy television programs are often based on tales from mythology and folklore , or are adapted from fantasy stories in other media. The boundaries of fantasy television often overlap with science fiction and horror . GENRE AND SUBGENRESSimilar to the difficulty faced by scholars of fantasy film , classifying a television program as fantasy can be somewhat problematic given the fluid boundaries of the genre. Not all programs with fantastic elements may qualify as fantasy. Children's programs in particular often feature fantastic elements that do not qualify the program as fantasy, such as the giant talking avian Big Bird of the popular PBS series _ Sesame Street _. Nevertheless, some critics classify certain children's programs that feature traditional fantasy elements such as barbarian characters, wizards , and magic swords as part of the genre. See, for example, _He-Man and the Masters of the Universe _. Programs for general audiences may also be difficult to classify. The program _The Twilight Zone _ presented a series of unrelated stories, some of which were works of science fiction and some of which were tales of fantasy. The more generic term "speculative fiction " might be appropriate for such shows
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Contemporary Fantasy
CONTEMPORARY FANTASY, also known as MODERN FANTASY or _indigenous fantasy_, is a subgenre of fantasy , set in the present day or, more accurately, the time period of the maker. It is perhaps most popular for its subgenre, urban fantasy . Strictly, supernatural fiction can be said to be part of contemporary fantasy - since it has fantasy elements and is set in a contemporary setting. In practice, however, supernatural fiction is a well-established genre in its own right, with its own distinctive conventions. CONTENTS * 1 Definition and overview * 2 Subgenres * 3 Examples * 3.1 19th and early 20th centuries * 3.2 Later 20th and early 21st centuries * 4 Overlap with other genres * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links DEFINITION AND OVERVIEWThese terms are used to describe stories set in the putative real world (often referred to as _consensus reality _) in contemporary times, in which magic and magical creatures exist but are not commonly seen or understood as such, either living in the interstices of our world or leaking over from alternate worlds . It thus has much in common with, and sometimes overlaps with secret history ; a work of fantasy in which the magic could not remain secret, or does not have any known relationship to known history , would not fit into this subgenre
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Legendary Creature
A LEGENDARY, MYTHICAL, or MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE, traditionally called a FABULOUS BEAST or FABULOUS CREATURE, is a fictitious, imaginary and often supernatural animal , often a hybrid , sometimes part human , whose existence has not or cannot be proved and that is described in legends , myths , mythology , fables , folklore , poetry , fairy tales , novels , or other fiction but also in historical accounts before history became a science. On the other hand, many real animals from remote regions and ethnic groups from other continents were long considered legendary before more was known about them. For example, whales were considered as mythical or real and as frightening as dragons as recently as in the Middle Ages
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, including the belief that whales eject fire. Similarly, people and even historians freely invented, embellished, and recounted stories about people from other continents, which played a major role in the development of racism and many of which still play a strong role at least subconsciously in how people think about other ethnic groups. Even at the beginning of the Age of Discovery , Europeans believed fantastic stories about people in Asia that were hairy and had dog snouts and about people in Africa that were beautiful with crane necks or had only one eye or had been turned dark by the heat
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Fantastic
The FANTASTIC (French : _le fantastique_) is a subgenre of literary works characterized by the ambiguous presentation of seemingly supernatural forces. Bulgarian-French structuralist literary critic Tzvetan Todorov originated the concept, characterizing the fantastic as the hesitation of characters and readers when presented with questions about reality. CONTENTS * 1 Definition * 2 Related genres * 3 Examples * 3.1 In literary works * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 Further reading DEFINITIONThe fantastic is present in works where the reader experiences hesitation about whether a work presents what Todorov calls "the uncanny," wherein superficially supernatural phenomena turn out to have a rational explanation (such as in the Gothic works of Ann Radcliffe ) or "the marvelous," where the supernatural is confirmed by the story. According to Todorov, the hesitation involves two outcomes: The fantastic requires the fulfillment of three conditions. First, the text must oblige the reader to consider the world of the characters as a world of living persons and to hesitate between a natural or supernatural explanation of the events described. Second, this hesitation may also be experienced by a character; thus the reader's role is so to speak entrusted to a character, and at the same time the hesitation is represented, it becomes one of the themes of the work -- in the case of naive reading, the actual reader identifies himself with the character
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Fantastique
FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE French literature By category French language French literary historyMedieval 16th century • 17th century 18th century • 19th century 20th century • Contemporary Francophone literature Francophone literature Literature of Quebec Postcolonial literature Literature of Haiti French-language authorsChronological list French writersWriters • Novelists Playwrights • Poets Essayists Short story writers Forms Novel Poetry • Plays Genres Science fiction • Comics Fantastique MovementsNaturalism • Symbolism Surrealism Existentialism Nouveau roman Theatre of the Absurd Criticism and awards