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   Ellipse of Uncertainty: An Introduction to Post-Modern Fantasy, by Lance Olsen  
 
  Nonfiction, first publication in April 1987
 
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    Buy Ellipse of Uncertainty: An Introduction to Post-Modern Fantasy by Lance Olsen
     
     
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      This fascinating study of literary theory is the first work of its kind to examine the intersection of fantasy and postmodernism, and to analyze contemporary fantasy writers comparatively. After carefully developing working definitions of postmodernism and fantasy, the author goes on to analyze works by various postmodernist fantasy writers. Olsen's approach is eclectic, bringing to each text or textual complex those forces he feels most interestingly stir up its sediment--be they biographical, structural, psychoanalytic, philosophical, reader-response, or otherwise.

     
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