Fantasy, stances toward: The Fantastic-Marvelous versus The Fantastic-Uncanny

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Fantasy, stances toward: The Fantastic-Marvelous versus The Fantastic-Uncanny – The fantastic is the supernatural in art. Within the realm of the unrealm and impossible—the supernatural—there are two very basic, opposite sub-realms, or stances a reader can adopt upon the intrusion of the fantastic (whether on page 1 or 1001), which are distinguished according to perspective. [...]

Fantasy (The Irreal) versus Surrealism (The Hyperreal)

Fantasy (The Irreal) versus Surrealism (The Hyperreal) – Realism implies an attempt to depict reality “as it is.” In contrast, fantasy implies art that says, “Forget about reality, I’m setting up new rules and playing by them.” Fantasy is about the supernatural. Books about dragons and space aliens and vampires are all fantasy, though the [...]