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Rabkin, Eric S.

Overview
Works: 73 works in 295 publications in 4 languages and 25,378 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN56.F34, 809.3876
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric S Rabkin
Science fiction : history, science, vision by Robert Scholes( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopie
The fantastic in literature by Eric S Rabkin( Book )

32 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,214 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
No place else : explorations in utopian and dystopian fiction( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic worlds : myths, tales, and stories by Eric S Rabkin( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 840 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
Bridges to fantasy by Eaton conference on science fiction and fantasy literature( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coordinates : placing science fiction and fantasy by Eaton conference on science fiction and fantasy literature( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The End of the world( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 586 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
Shadows of the magic lamp : fantasy and science fiction in film( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard science fiction by Calif.) Eaton Conference On Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature (5 ; 1984 ; Riverside( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm warnings : science fiction confronts the future( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intersections : fantasy and science fiction by Eaton conference on science fiction and fantasy literature( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 410 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 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens : the anthropology of science fiction by Eaton conference on science fiction and fantasy literature( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mindscapes, the geographies of imagined worlds by Eaton conference on science fiction and fantasy literature( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 281 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 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Styles of creation : aesthetic technique and the creation of fictional worlds by George Edgar Slusser( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book on science fiction styles of writing
 
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Fantastic worlds : myths, tales, and stories
Alternative Names
Rabkin, Eric Stanley.

ラブキン, エリック

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Fantastic worlds : myths, tales, and storiesLifted masks, and other worksArthur C. ClarkeFights of fancy : armed conflict in science fiction and fantasyMars : a tour of the human imaginationStyles of creation : aesthetic technique and the creation of fictional worlds