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Secondary worlds: Thomas Burnett Swann's fantastic forests and J. M. Barrie's imaginary islands

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1990
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Although J. M. Barrie's work is firmly rooted in the soil of his Scottish heritage and that of Thomas Burnett Swann flowers in the landscapes of pre-history and classical myth, the fantastic elements of their respective works can be legitimately compared. The writers differ in style and focus, but each creates secondary worlds which transcend normal perceptions and capture the reader in an implausible, yet credible experience. Both Swann's fantastic forests and Barrie's imaginary islands meet the criterion for a secondary world established by J. R. R. Tolkien: "One which your mind can enter. Inside it, what (the author) relates is 'true': It accords with the laws of that world. You therefore believe it, while you are, as it were, inside."
Title: Secondary worlds: Thomas Burnett Swann's fantastic forests and J. M. Barrie's imaginary islands.
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Name(s): Fischer, Catherine.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Collins, Robert A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1990
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 56 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Although J. M. Barrie's work is firmly rooted in the soil of his Scottish heritage and that of Thomas Burnett Swann flowers in the landscapes of pre-history and classical myth, the fantastic elements of their respective works can be legitimately compared. The writers differ in style and focus, but each creates secondary worlds which transcend normal perceptions and capture the reader in an implausible, yet credible experience. Both Swann's fantastic forests and Barrie's imaginary islands meet the criterion for a secondary world established by J. R. R. Tolkien: "One which your mind can enter. Inside it, what (the author) relates is 'true': It accords with the laws of that world. You therefore believe it, while you are, as it were, inside."
Identifier: 14645 (digitool), FADT14645 (IID), fau:11438 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1990.
Subject(s): Swann, Thomas Burnett--Criticism and interpretation.
Barrie, J. M.--(James Matthew),--1860-1937--Criticism and interpretation.
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