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

dragon

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. [...]