Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature

3.84 avg rating
( 37 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780819569363: Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally "evaporate" into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers "unlearned" how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

GARY K. WOLFE is a professor of humanities and English at Roosevelt University. He is the author of several books, most recently Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996 (2005), as well as hundreds of essays and reviews. In addition to his scholarly work, he is contributing editor and lead reviewer for Locus magazine.

Review:

"There is much to admire in Evaporating Genres." Matthew Cheney, Strange Horizons

Strange Horizons"

There is much to admire in Evaporating Genres. Matthew Cheney, Strange Horizons"

"There is much to admire in Evaporating Genres."--Matthew Cheney "Strange Horizons" (5/23/2011 12:00:00 AM)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780819569370: Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0819569372 ISBN 13:  9780819569370
Publisher: Wesleyan, 2011
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wolfe, Gary K.
Published by Wesleyan
ISBN 10: 0819569364 ISBN 13: 9780819569363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wesleyan. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - A series of provocative essays on how the fantastic genres evolve and grow A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2814525

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Gary K. Wolfe
Published by Wesleyan (2011)
ISBN 10: 0819569364 ISBN 13: 9780819569363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wesleyan, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0819569364

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 94.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Gary K. Wolfe
Published by Wesleyan (2011)
ISBN 10: 0819569364 ISBN 13: 9780819569363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wesleyan, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0819569364

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 108.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Wolfe, Gary K.
Published by Wesleyan UP (2011)
ISBN 10: 0819569364 ISBN 13: 9780819569363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Asano Bookshop
(Nagoya, AICHI, Japan)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wesleyan UP, 2011. Condition: Brand New. Seller Inventory # 87925

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 113.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.50
From Japan to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Gary K. Wolfe
Published by Wesleyan (2011)
ISBN 10: 0819569364 ISBN 13: 9780819569363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wesleyan, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110819569364

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 152.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Gary K. Wolfe
Published by Wesleyan (2011)
ISBN 10: 0819569364 ISBN 13: 9780819569363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wesleyan, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0819569364n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 288.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds