fantasy as coping; Lathe of Heaven, take 2
- email@example.com wrote:
> Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 19:35:00 EDTDid I recently post here, or was it somewhere else, about Ellen Kindt McKenzie's
> From: SusanPal@...
> Subject: Re: Two questions
> [. . . .]
> *My* interest in pursuing the issue is to examine
> the ways in which fantasy allows people to respond to trauma -- of any sort
> -- in *productive* (rather than "escapist") ways that aren't possible in
> realist narrative.
books, _The Troll Under the Bridge_ and _Stargone John_? You might want to take
a look, particularly at the former, in this context. Also, you might want to
look at _Hobkin_, by Peni Griffin. I think that these stories for children
provide examples/images for finding productive ways to deal with real-life
difficulties via imaginative approaches and fantasy. The McKenzie books aren't
fantasies but they're about fantasy in the real world, and particularly about
this matter. (McKenzie has also written a half-dozen or so fantasies, such as
_Taash & the Jesters_ and _Drujienna's Harp_ and _The Golden Band of Eddris_,
but I think that these non-fantasies are her forte, though I have been haunted
by images from _Drujienna's Harp_ for many years. My daughter, Claire, loves
the _Taash_ book, and has reread it several times.)
>Why on earth did they do a new dramatization when the first one was so
> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:08:00 EDT
> From: Stolzi@...
> Subject: Ursula K LeGuin, LATHE OF DREAMS
> Just a heads-up - The new dramatization airs Sunday, Sept. 8 on A&E.
> Starring James Caan and Lucas Haas - seems like an oversupply of a's there.
outstanding? Why not film a different, previously unfilmed Le Guin book????
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