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ERIC Number: EJ798707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
The City Fantastic
Donahue, Nannette Wargo
Library Journal, v133 n10 p64-67 Jun 2008
Since ancient times, the supernatural has captivated storytellers and their audiences. Some of the earliest surviving literary forms--myths and folktales--feature such preternatural beings as gods, ghosts, fairies, witches, or vampires living among humans. Today, this fascination exists in the current boom in urban fantasy, a genre defined by John Clute and John Grant in their "Encyclopedia of Fantasy" (1997) as "texts where fantasy and the mundane world interact, intersect, and interweave throughout a take which is significantly about a real city." Most urban fantasies are released as mass-market or trade paperbacks and most of them are published as part of a series. This article recommends several titles for urban fantasy books. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Language: English
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