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dc.contributor.advisorSvilpis, Janis E.
dc.contributor.authorPashka, Linda
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T21:45:22Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T21:45:22Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.citationPashka, L. (1987). Dunsany's other worlds: the prose fantasy of Lord Dunsany (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/23248en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315380608en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/23815
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 94-98.en
dc.description.abstractLord Dunsany (1878-1957) creates non-realistic ''worlds" in which he examines some of the forces influencing his epoch, the early twentieth century. In his alternative, fantasy worlds, he reacts to modern society. His reaction is a conscious escape, but it is also a means of confronting squarely the evils--loneliness, repression, war--Dunsany perceived in his own world. The result in Dunsany's prose works are idyllic pastoral landscapes, but scenes of brutal killing and fear also occur. With such diverse approaches to fantasy and "reality," Dunsany's range of topics is wide and consequently his works are difficult to categorise. This thesis considers two important devices Dunsany uses to create fantastic worlds--the border and the dream. The approach to Dunsany is partly biographical--a search for and suggestion of what it was in Dunsany's life that caused, influenced and is reflected in his prose fantasies. A loosely psychoanalytical method is employed to aid in the consideration of themes in Dunsany's life and work, and some theories of fantasy are put forward to frame the discussion of Dunsany's works in terms of a real world/other world opposition.
dc.format.extentv, 98 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccPR 6007 U6 Z77 1988en
dc.subject.lcshDunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957 - Criticism and interpretation
dc.titleDunsany's other worlds: the prose fantasy of Lord Dunsany
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/23248
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccPR 6007 U6 Z77 1988en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 632 520541702


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.