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Rabkin, Eric S.

Overview
Works: 71 works in 338 publications in 3 languages and 26,552 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Eric S Rabkin
No place else : explorations in utopian and dystopian fiction( )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers have created fictions of social per­fection at least since Plato's Republic. Sir Thomas More gave this thread of intel­lectual history a name when he called his contribution to it Utopia, Greek for no place. With each subsequent author cog­nizant of his predecessors and subject to altered real-world conditions which sug­gest ever-new causes for hope and alarm, "no place" changed. The fourteen essays presented in this book critically assess man's fascination with and seeking for "no place."
The fantastic in literature by Eric S Rabkin( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What exactly is the fantastic? In the twentieth-century world, our notions of what is impossible are assaulted every day. To define the nature of fantasy and the fantastic, Eric S. Rabkin considers its role in fairy tales, science fiction, detective stories, and religious allegory, as well as in traditional literature. The examples he studies range from Grimm's fairy tales to Agatha Christie, from Childhood's End to the novels of Henry James, from Voltaire to Robbe-Grillet to A Canticle for Leiboivitz. By analyzing different works of literature, the author shows that the fantastic depends on a reversal of the ground rules of a narrative world. This reversal signals most commonly a psychological escape, often from boredom, to an unknown world secretly yearned for, whose order, although reversed, bears a precise relation to reality. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Fantastic worlds : myths, tales, and stories by Eric S Rabkin( )

20 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of over fifty tales, myths, and stories of fantastic fiction that were collected from various lands and time periods
Coordinates : placing science fiction and fantasy by George Edgar Slusser( )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm warnings : science fiction confronts the future( )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The End of the world by Martin Harry Greenberg( )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book Description: Wolfe sees in these postholocaust narratives a central attraction- "the mythic power inherent in the very conception of a remade world." This power derives from three sources: the emergence of a new order from the ashes of the old system, and thus a kind of denial of death; the reinforcement of one set of values as opposed to another; and as something always replaces whatever was destroyed, a promise that nothing can annihilate humanity
Hard science fiction by Calif.) Eaton Conference On Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature (5 ; 1984 ; Riverside( )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens : the anthropology of science fiction by Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature( )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intersections : fantasy and science fiction by Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature( )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mindscapes, the geographies of imagined worlds by Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature( )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is comprised of eighteen essays plus four examples from the ninth annual J. Lloyd Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature at the University of California, Riverside. The concept of mindscape, Slusser and Rabkin explain, allows critics to focus on a single fundamental problem: "The constant need for a relation between mind and some being external to mind." The essayists are Poul Anderson, Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty, Ronald J. Heckelman, David Brin, Frank McConnell, George E. Slusser, James Romm, Jack G. Voller, Peter Fitting, Michael R. Collings, Pascal J. Thomas, Reinhart Lutz, Joseph D. Miller, Gary Westfahl, Bill Lee, Max P. Belin, William Lomax, and Donald M. Hassler. The book concludes with four authors discussing examples of mindscape. The participants are Jean-Pierre Barricelli, Gregory Benford, Gary Kern, and David N. Samuelson
Bridges to fantasy by Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature( )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction : history, science, vision by Robert Scholes( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past century and a half, writers of what we have learned to call "science fiction" have been trying to create a modern conscience for the human race. In the same period many writers in the field have produced trivial, ephemeral works of "popular" fiction. The premise upon which this book is based is that a sufficient number of works of genuine merit have been produced in this field to justify its study as an aspect of modern literature, as well as an important feature of contemporary culture.--From foreword
Science fiction : a historical anthology by Eric S Rabkin( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadows of the magic lamp : fantasy and science fiction in film( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative suspense. "When Slim turned sideways ..." by Eric S Rabkin( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifted masks, and other works by Susan Glaspell( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur C. Clarke by Eric S Rabkin( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fights of fancy : armed conflict in science fiction and fantasy( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars : a tour of the human imagination by Eric S Rabkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Eric Rabkin weaves a chronological tale of many threads, including mythology, astrology, astronomy, literary criticism, and cultural studies." "More than 60 brief chapters focus on people, events, or phenomena concerning the eternal object of curiosity, Mars. This series of readable, illustrated chapters can be sampled at will for the fun of discovery, read sequentially as a connected history, or enjoyed as a resource for the contemplation. Featuring over 100 illustrations, this unique examination of humanity's most storied companion serves as a resource for the study of ourselves."--Jacket
Teaching writing that works : a group approach to practical English by Eric S Rabkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fantastic worlds : myths, tales, and stories
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Science fiction : a historical anthologyLifted masks, and other worksArthur C. ClarkeFights of fancy : armed conflict in science fiction and fantasyMars : a tour of the human imagination
Alternative Names
Eric S. Rabkin Amerikaans criticus

Rabkin, E. S. 1946-

Rabkin, Eric 1946-

Rabkin, Eric Stanley.

Rabkin, Eric Stanley 1946-

ラブキン, エリック

ラブキン, エリック S.

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