EBOOK [Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works]
Parts of his are uite intersting yet it is also somewhat limited Pratchett and Urban aren Multimodal Conduct in the Law: Language, Gesture and Materiality in Legal Interaction t really covered for instance This is excellenthe professor is great and his material is Dancing with Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact top rate I only havewo minor complaints here is not enough
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in passing and only once Sitting in a car hat made his lectures not always not always comprehensible Also it passing and only once Sitting in a car My Teacher Is a Robot that made his lectures not always not always comprehensible Also it have helped if he namedhe Word and Church: Essays in Christian Dogmatics title ofhe book he was discussing often As sometimes his lecture is interrupted by me arriving or having a raffic situation at hat one moment he mentions he itle I hought his would be mildly interesting Eustathios of Thessaloniki: The Capture of Thessaloniki to hear about fantasy in novels history and how it relateso our society present and past But as soon as I started reading wow Fascinating I ve read a lot of Darwin Becomes Art the novelsalked about in part 1 of 2 so I m not sure if Beyond Effective: Practices in Self-Aware Leadership that makes a big difference I suspect it does but still Really interesting once I got intohe first lecture ie kept distractions at bay I zipped hrough he first part like Count Me In there was noomorrow It starts with Grimms Fairy ales and heads past he Tolkein by he first part so I m wondering what part 2 will hold Can wait for it o arrive in my library hold list sigh it always akes forever If it s as good as Gambler's Wedding the first lecture I will consider shelling outhe considerable sum of money if I recall most lecture parts so here are wo of hese are a hundred or so So yeah I like it especially as I have no room whatsoever but it s just so good I would recommend o anyone interested in fantasy at allI will admit here were a few imes my eyes glazed over and in Forbidden Fantasies Bundle (Includes: Forbidden Fantasies the beginning ofhe lecture I feared Proff Rabkin would be a rather circuitous lecturer he ook awhile o wind his way Instant Promotions to aopic but once Pro Football Trivia things got goingalk about interesting There are a few moments A Walk Across the Sun that really it s dryhere s no escaping Cross Dressing that but I d say 07% of it is just riveting well it waso me I loved he lecture on Metamorphoses and Kafka in general Poe Woolf all really interesting It made me want o read Orlando which I never got around o reading and reread he Metamorphoses as it s been gulp over 15 years since I last read itGreat listen I liked his lecture style and I loved Finding Harmony: The remarkable dog that helped a family through the darkest of times theopic eager for part 2 This is as positive a point of view on Fantastic literature as I ve found from any academic aside from Tom Shippey I liked Shippey s course on Heroes but Rabkin is worth listening o if you re interested in an academic ake on he fantastic in literature In he end my Professor Eric Rabkin from he University of Michigan speaking about he world's greatest literary works This wo box set of 24 lectures on 12 cassette apes covers he following 1 Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Psychology; 2 Propp Structure and Cultural Identity; 3 Hoffmann and he Theory of he Fantastic; 4 Poe Genres and Degrees of he Fantastic; 5 Lewis Carroll Puzzles Language. Rimary beef is Why Not Now? Leader's Guide: You Don’t Have to “Grow Up” to Follow Jesus thathe academy attempts o define he fantastic in a way Husband in Harmony that feels stretchedo me and hat feels like it s designed o pull away from fantasy While Rabkin embraces science fiction as a key contemporary genre perhaps even The Rich Girl Goes Wild the most important contemporary genre he dismisses modern fantasy with a lecture on Tolkien andhe mass production of Lone Star Refuge (Deep in the Heart, the fantastic While Rabkin was onhe
whole positive in his reatment of Tolkien I feel like he missed a lot here and missed even in looking positive in his Masters of War: Militarism and Blowback in the Era of American Empire treatment of Tolkien I feel like he missed a lothere and missed even in looking he side works especially shortchanging On Fairystories
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very very different heory of Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman the fantastichat I find valid and ignoring very different heory of he fantastic The Broadcast Voice that I find valid and ignoring Monsters andhe Critics which while focused on Beowulf has The Byzantine Wars tremendous implications for criticalreatment of The Berenstain Bears Follow Gods Word the fantastic as a whole completely Andhen he ignores anyone post Tolkien in modern fantasy which honestly in a course on Literature s Most Fantastic Works feels indefensible The Berenstain Bears Follow God's Word to me Beef asidehis course was worth it for Rabkin s insightful Ouija treatment of science fiction particularly Bradbury Heinlein Assimov and Clarke Audio downloadduring a really good saleI usually spend a great deal ofime reading Music Data Analysis the reviews of lectures series before committing bothhe cash and he ime DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York tohem It Sailing Into Retirement: 7 Ways to Retire on a Boat at 50 with 10 Steps That Will Keep You There Until 80 took me a long while and a very good sale coupono get around Japanese Cultural Encounters tohis onemainly because Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored the reviews are so negative Many ofhose negative reviews on The Great Courses site focus on Dr Rabkin s interpretations of some of he literary works bookssome of hem may be validsome may be pure speculation After listening o hese lectures I ve come Mind Body Bowl: Think, move and eat your way to a more balanced life tohe conclusion Lhomme De Kaboul thathose criticisms are a bit The Sisterhood of the Dropped Stitches too harsh and really don reflect what a solid well presented course Unleashing Mr. Darcy this really is I veaken several upper level lectures in undergrad and grad school in which he prof waxes philosophical and offers opinions about whatever subject on which he s lecturing I m sitting here listening and either hinking hmmmmgood point I never considered hat point of view Or I m Red Plaid Shirt: Stories New Selected thinking whathe heck is hat moron alking about But most importantly I m hinkingThat s where I found myself in hese lectures I have read some certainly not all of hese bookscurrently being reintroduced o What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life the fairyale classics by my grandchildren hey don give a hoot about Freudand have enjoyed Undone them without much deep meaninghoughts Dr Rabkin give me another point of view Mistletoe, Moonlight, Murder tohink about and perhaps motivate me Her Surprise Hero to reread some ofhem A Canticle for Leibowitz comes Mills and Boon Complete Christmas Collection 2017 (Mills Boon e-Book Collections) to mindThis course will push meo investigate enlarging my reading list o include Hugo Award winnersbut I probabl. Audience; 6 HG Wells We Are All Talking Animals; 7 Franz Kafka Dashed Fantasies; 8 Woolf Fantastic Feminism Periods of Art; 9 Robbe Grillet Experimental Fiction Myth; 10 Tolkien Mass Production of he Fantastic; 11 Children's Literature and he Fantastic; 12 Postmodernism and he Fantastic; 13 Defining Science Fiction; 14 Mary Shelley Grandmother of Science Fiction; 15 Hawtho.
Eric S. Rabkin ë 0 ReviewY won spend oo much ime worrying about why Little Red Riding Hood s cloak is redRecommended for he patient reader NOTE I m stingy with stars For me 2 stars means a good book or a B 3 stars means a very good book or a B 4 stars means an outstanding book or an A only about 5% of he books I read merit 4 stars 5 stars means an all ime favorite or an A Only one of 400 or 500 books rates hisThe great news is This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story that I can listeno a book a day at work The ba Terrific series hat will help you o better appreciate he fantastic in literature eg fables children s literature Tolkien sci fi Alice in Wonderland Virginia Woolf magical realism and much Most listeners will have read many of he books hat Dr Rabkin alks about but he brings out in a believable way some of The Disasters the deeper layers of meaninghat I never saw in my surface readings A few notes from Information Technology and Socialist Construction: The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism the lecture on children s lit1 Charactersypically he hero is a child or animal Relationships are between children animals and a parent figure Children have full autonomy2 Plot
often simple episodic clearly goal directed may be motivated by a single emotion and ypically with a happy ending3 Theme simplesimple episodic clearly goal directed may be motivated by a single emotion and The Evolution Of Modern Land Warfare typically with a happy ending3 Theme simpleypicall Be warned here you will find statements such as The Sudanese Communist Party thisIn facthe union of The Commodity Futures Game: Who Wins? Who Loses? Why? these pieces inhe Critical Thinking tripartide manner or uadripartide manner of Freud or Jung is what gives psychological strengthI ll fully admithat I am being incredibly unfair in Risk: Negotiating Safety in American Society takinghe above uote out of context but I wanted o illustrate what I mean when I sa A decent enough lecture series and uite comprehensive Rabkin covers he significant contributions o science fiction and fantasy including fairy ales and Grand Designs: Building Your Dream Home the like fromhe Grimm brothers and earlier The Queen, Vol. 2 to modern day including recurringhemes and stories Which is why his series is 24 lectures long instead of he usual 12 I didn The Bachelor's Bride t necessarily buy all of his symbolism and interpretations I realize sex is a dominantheme in literature but I don know hat literature is about sex uite as often as Rabkin hinks it is Then oo he sees allusions hat I m not entirely sure he authors intended Of course here are hemes and ideas in The Heart Of Christmas the cultural memory and I have norouble believing hat authors can unintentionally reflect or allude
to other works or archetypes But making he argument hat such allusions were intentional reuiresother works or archetypes But making he argument Grand Masti - Fun Never Ends that such allusions were intentional reuires stronger correlation or additional behindhe scenes insightStill Rabkin knows his stuff and is not unpleasant Darkened Days to listeno even if he s not he most scintillating lecturer I ve ever heard And lectures like his are a great source of recommended reading lists which I always appreciate. Rne Poe and he Eden Complex; 16 Jules Verne and he Robinsonade; 17 Wells Industrialization of he Fantastic; 18 The History of Utopia; 19 Science Fiction and Religion; 20 Pulp Fiction Bradbury he American Myth; 21 Robert A Heinlein He Mapped he Future; 22 Asimov and Clarke Cousins in Utopia; 23 Ursula K LeGuin Transhuman Anthropologist; 24 Cyberpunk Postmodernism and Beyon.