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Desiring Dragons

by Kevan Manwaring
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2014-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 285 pages
ISBN 13: 1782795820
ISBN 10: 9781782795827
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Synopsis : Desiring Dragons written by Kevan Manwaring, published by John Hunt Publishing which was released on 2014-05-30. Download Desiring Dragons Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. It seems many people still desire dragons. We simply cannot take oureyes offof them... The Spell of the Dragon A dragon's gaze was said to be mesmeric – once we fell under it,we were hypnotised and atits mercy. -- Author of The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, talked of ‘desiring dragons’; that he would prefer ‘a wilderness of dragons’ to the bleak territory of the unimaginative critic. The genre of Fantasy (including Science Fiction and its various sub-genres in TV, film & computer games) has never been more popular. This book seeks to examine why this might be and why so many are tempted to write Fantasy fiction. Tolkien suggested how 'consolation' is an important criteria of the Fairy Tale: we look at how writing Fantasy can be consoling in itself, as well as a portal to Fantastic Realms for the reader. Along the way famous dragons of myth, legend and fiction will be encountered - from Grendel to Smaug. The riddles of dragons will be tackled and their hoard unlocked.

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