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Author: Peter S. Beagle
ISBN: 1892391996
Pages: 379 pages
Publisher: Tachyon Publications (September 15, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
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Rating: 4.5
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e-Book The Secret History of Fantasy epub download

by Peter S. Beagle



Peter S. Beagle's compendium of stories is a major critical statement on fantasy as a genre.

Peter S. Beagle has put together this collection by some of the best contemporary fantasy writers to prove, and to encourage, the existence of excellent fantasy that doesn't imitate Tolkien. He's done a great job, choosing stellar stories by writers who deserve critical acclaim outside of "genre" fiction. In addition, the essays sandwiching them are important and valuable to any serious fantasy reader.

Beloved author and anthologist Peter S. Beagle reveals the secret: fantasy is back and it’s better than ever. The basic premise of the Secret History anthologies (there's also a science fiction one, The Secret History of Science Fiction, which I haven't read) is that there's a type of writing that got missed or buried because other things were more popular, more commercial, or dodged the spec-fic labelling.

Download books for free. Anthologist and author Peter S. Beagle represents both the traditional and the new, having written the introduction to The Lord of the Rings as well as the inventive fantasy novel, The Last Unicorn. In this exciting, canonic volume, Beagle showcases gifted writers who began to rediscover older fantasy classics and to redefine fantasy in their own unique voices. Innovative authors in this anthology include Robert Holdstock, Gregory Maguire, Neal Gaiman, Francesca Lia Block, Steven Millhauser, and others who have lead the way to expanding imaginative frontiers.

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Beagle ed Peter S. Год: 2012. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. The Secret History of Fantasy. Beagle ed Peter S. Год: 2010. Beagle’s groundbreaking 2010 anthology, The Secret History of Fantasy, explored the merging of genre fantasy and so called mainstream markets into a new form of literary fantasy. For new writers to succeed requires both opportunity and exposure

The secret is out. Fantasy is more than just sword-and-sorcery novels of epic adventures.

The secret is out. Here are innovative tales where mythology, fairy tales, and archetypes are reimagined into a new style of storytelling. Anthologist Peter S. Beagle knows fantasy. The author of the inventive fantasy novel The Last Unicorn and the introduction to The Lord of the Rings now introduces the gifted writers that returned to the classics and thoroughly redefined the genre: Gregory Maguire, Francesca Lia Block, Robert Holdstock, Patricia McKillip, and Steven Millhauser, and others who have.

Peter Soyer Beagle (born April 20, 1939) is an American novelist and screenwriter, especially fantasy fiction. During the last twenty-five years he has won several literary awards, including a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2011. He was named Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by SFWA in 2018.

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Shhhh. The secret is out.Fantasy is more than just sword-and-sorcery novels of epic adventures. Here are innovative tales where mythology, fairy tales, and archetypes are reimagined into a new style of storytelling.Anthologist Peter S. Beagle knows fantasy. The author of the inventive fantasy novel The Last Unicorn and the introduction to The Lord of the Rings now introduces the gifted writers that returned to the classics and thoroughly redefined the genre: Gregory Maguire, Francesca Lia Block, Robert Holdstock, Patricia McKillip, and Steven Millhauser, and others who have lead the way to expanding imaginative frontiers.From the depths of a dangerous English forest to the top of the Tower of Babel, on a caffeinated journey to the empire of ice cream, discover The Secret History of Fantasy.
Levion
This isn't just a collection of fantasy stories - these are stories written across a range of time that reject or at least avoid the all-too-tired tropes overrunning so much of fantasy. In other words, no orcs and ogres and goblins, oh my! No half-assed pseudo medieval settings that show more historical ignorance than knowledge. No Destined Quests of Destiny for the Magical MacGuffin of Capital Letters and also Destiny. No sexy sex vampires of sexy sexiness, doing their sexy sexing with other sexy sexpires, or sexy Mary Sues - sorry, I meant mortals. And what do I say to that? Thank. God.

For those wanting to see all that fantasy can be (but so often isn't), Beagle has done us a true service. And as a bonus for those so inclined, there are also some trenchant non-fiction pieces at the end of the book on the ghettoization/marginalization of fantasy by so-called "serious" literary critics.
Mustard Forgotten
This book is simply the best collection of reprint stories this year. It's worth the price simply to read Octavia Butler's 'Book Of Martha', but there isn't a weak story here. The tales collected just go from strength to strength. Some stories, such as the King, Gaiman, & Holstock selections were old friends but there were many I'd never read before and some I'd come close to forgetting. I was also particularly impressed with the Ford, Beagle and McHugh tales.

It's also extremely nice that most of the stories are fairly recent. The oldest copyright is 1977 but most of the stories appeared in the last ten years.

Sometimes you come across an anthology that gives every evidence of changing the way you think about something. A door opens that's perhaps always been there but it's one you've never explored. I've had that experience several times in my life--with such anthologies as Dangerous Visions, Dark Forces, 666 and others, and with single author story collections such as Sturgeon Is Alive And Well; The October Country, Mirror Kingdoms, Slippage, etc. This is one of those books. Thoughtful, elegant and satisfying.

You owe it to yourself to read this and then pass it along. It would make a great Christmas gift for someone you care about.
Simple
This anthology feature many well known authors and each story contributes to a completely original take on application of the fantastic genre, deviating from stereotypical sword and sorcery fantasies. Thats is not to say that sword and sorcery isn't applied in the book. A great read over all; especially if you want to start reading fantasy.
Road.to sliver
Loved it! A refreshing anthology of pure fantasy without magic, melodrama or SciFi.

Especially loved the sweet and wonder-inspiring "MRS. TODD'S SHORTCUT" by Stephen King, and the incredibly clever "SNOW, GLASS, APPLES" by Neil Gaiman.

Also sweet and wonderful were "BEARS DISCOVER FIRE" by Terry Bisson, "THE VITA AETERNA MIRROR COMPANY" by Yann Martel, and "THE BARNUM MUSEUM" by Steven Millhauser. T. C. Boyle was very entertaining with his combination of self-satire and finesse in "WE ARE NORSEMEN."

Included only a few darker fantasy (not my cup of tea). Overall a wonderful read.
Mohn
Peter S. Beagle's compendium of stories is a major critical statement on fantasy as a genre. Beagle has put together this collection by some of the best contemporary fantasy writers to prove, and to encourage, the existence of excellent fantasy that doesn't imitate Tolkien.

He's done a great job, choosing stellar stories by writers who deserve critical acclaim outside of "genre" fiction. In addition, the essays sandwiching them are important and valuable to any serious fantasy reader.

First, the stories. The opening foray, Ancestor Money by Maureen F. McHugh, hit me like a bus. I've been reading fantasy all my life and never dreamed I would find a story like this, so much of everything I love. The contributions by Millhauser, Gaiman, Lethem, Clarke, and Beagle himself are truly excellent pieces of writing: thought-provoking and entertaining.

But the story selection isn't perfect. A couple of the stories I found rather unimpressive, and a few more gave me mixed feelings since they weren't much to my preferred style. However--part of this is inevitable because of the variety in the fantasy genre that Beagle wanted to showcase. And I find that his emphasis on representing this beautiful variety is one of the most important aspects of the collection.

Last, the critical essays. For the most part they summarize the recent trend to focus on imitative "swords and sorcery" fantasy, which sells heavily, at the expense of other types of fantasy with literary merit. The essays are extremely harsh on a few different groups. Personally, I like a critic with a strong, clear opinion, and I like a critic who walks what he talks. These critics have both these qualities.

This is an important collection for fantasy. Fans of the genre should read it to discover non-traditional fantasy writers who are well worth reading. Readers traditionally not fans of fantasy should read it to see that fantasy isn't all swords and sorcery. Perhaps this book will be pivotal in bringing fantasy out of its rut, publishing more books like the acclaimed Hugo-winner Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Here's to hoping.