Friday, December 14, 2007

John Clute- Fantastika In The World Storm. Up until about 1700 we did not categorize works of art according to their use of (or failure to use) material that might be deemed unreal. After that point, in English literature a fault line was drawn between mimetic work, which accorded with the rational Enlightenment values then beginning to dominate, and the great cauldron of irrational myth and story, which we now claimed to have outgrown, and which was now primarily suitable for children.

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