Masterpieces of the imaginative mind: literature's most fantastic works

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[Chantilly, Va.] : Teaching Company, 2015., [Prince Frederick, Md.] :
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Many of literature's greatest works, from ancient myths to the works of Nobel laureates, rely on fantasy. Even when there has been a dominant preference for realism, generation after generation of readers have been drawn to stories of the fantastic - not only for what they help us learn about ourselves as individuals or as members of society, but also for what they show about our social values. And now one of the world's foremost authorities on the literature of the fantastic and science fiction has created a series of 24 lectures that take you on a journey through some of the most remarkable feats of imagination in all of literature. You'll study strange tales of talking frogs and cannibal witches, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Arthur C. Clarke's astonishing 2001: A Space Odyssey and beyond. Ranging from the early 1800s to contemporary times, Professor Rabkin casts a wide net for fantastic works and delves deeply into some of the most astonishing. You'll learn about the works and times of Edgar Allan Poe, the Brothers Grimm, Virginia Woolf, Lewis Carroll, Franz Kafka, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and many others. And you'll see how artists you might not have even considered in this context - such as writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne, or composers like Offenbach and Tchaikovsky - owe a creative debt to this remarkably vibrant genre.
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Downloadable audio file.
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Title from title screen.
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
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Lecturer: Eric S Rabkin.
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Professor Rabkin takes a Freudian approach to give new meaning and insights into children's' stories. He covers a wide range of others including: Kafka, Hawthorne, the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, Tolkien, and Mary Shelley.
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.
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System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rabkin, E. S. (2015). Masterpieces of the imaginative mind: literature's most fantastic works. [Chantilly, Va.]: Teaching Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rabkin, Eric S. 2015. Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works. [Chantilly, Va.]: Teaching Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rabkin, Eric S, Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works. [Chantilly, Va.]: Teaching Company, 2015.

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Rabkin, Eric S. Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works. [Chantilly, Va.]: Teaching Company, 2015.

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