Re: [mythsoc] Landscape
- John, it wasn't clear to me if you are asking about specific works
analysed for their landscapes, or if you are asking general questions
about landscape symbolism, etc. in stories.
I have written about the significance of landscape and environment in
There's a very old "Mythopoesis" column I wrote for MYTHLORE, posted on my
And then there's a whole section in my book THE SCRIBBLER'S GUIDE TO MYTH
that deals with the symbolism of the physical environment. In the
annotated table of contents on the book's site, you'll note that I also
have sections on weather and time of day & year as significant.
Your question made me realize that I have not actually done a post for the
blog on landscape (what's in the book is pretty straightforward).
The book is available on Amazon in hard copy and Kindle version.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I'm actually beginning
work on a presentation to artists about symbolic significance of landscape
Best, Sarah Beach
> Does anyone know of any books (or even published articles) written on the
> importance of landscape in fantasy? I'm sure there must be some out there,
> but a quick trawl of Amazon and ABE failed to find me any.
- Some more contributions:City of Lost ChildrenDreamchild (part fantasy bio of Lewis Carroll, starring Ian Holm)Return to OzThe Navigator (1988, party of 14th Cent. pilgrims travel into the future to find a way to fight the plague)Time BanditsWings of DesireSteve Gaddis
Tarsem Singh's "The Fall".
Del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth".
Everything Hayao Miyazaki has done for Studio Ghibli.
-- David Emerson
Would listfolk like to offer their nominations for films that prove that the motion picture may be an art form truly worthy of the fantastic imagination?