The Fantastic - Lewis & Clark College

The Fantastic - Lewis & Clark College

The Fantastic Corey Odell What is the Fantastic? Tzvetan Torodov wrote The Fantastic Very similar to Magical Realism Sometimes confused with Grotesque and Supernatural fiction

What is the Fantastic? The Fantastic is that hesitation experienced by a person who knows only the laws of nature, confronting an apparently supernatural event Something is not quite right. Could be explained by natural or

supernatural causes Both reader and character are caught in indecision Caught between uncanny and marvelous- not quite either Predecessors to the Fantastic Gothic Fiction (1772) Oscar Wildes The Picture of Dorian

Gray Henry James The Turn of the Screw Toni Morrisons Beloved Fantastic Writers Edgar Allen Poe Jorge Luis Borges

Mara Luisa Bombal Julio Cortzar Silvia OCampo Gabriel Garca Mrquez Mikhail Bulgakov Jan Potockis Saragossa Manuscript Fantastic Artists Frida Kahlo Armando Morales

Fernando Botero Bibliography "Fantastic." Wikipedia. 5 Feb. 2007. 6 Feb. 2007

. Franco, Jean. An Introduction to Spanish-American Literature. 3rd ed. New York: Cambridge UP, 1994. Latin American Fantastic Art. 6 Feb. 2007 . Niel Cornwell. Fantastic, The (1772). 6 Feb. 2007 . Todorov, Tzvetan. The Fantastic. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1975. 24-57.

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