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ERIC Number: ED116208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
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Double Perspectives: Old Tales in Modern Novels.
Perkins, Agnes
There is a wealth of material in the oral tradition of fantasy which can be used in creating gripping fiction for young readers. One way of employing a tale from the oral tradition to produce a modern fantasy is to superimpose the old story on a new one in such a way that it is tightly interwoven in the action and meaning of the new story. This technique may be seen in three recent novels. "The Owl Service" by Alan Garner, "The Seal-Singing" by Rosemary Harris, and "A Game of Dark" by William Mayne. These books exhibit three different ways of combining the old and the new story so that each novel provides a double perspective and is a fantasy of unusual fascination and depth. (JM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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