Structural Fabulation 1975 Robert Scholes ~study of science fiction as literature (incl. Ursula Le Guin, Frank Herbert, Olaf Stapledon, etc)


Title: Structural Fabulation: An Essay on Fiction of the Future

Author: Robert Scholes

Description: Yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Pages are crisp. Several pages show marginalia and there is a small amount of underlining. Dust jacket shows light edge-wear at corners and at head and foot of spine; has a few short closed tears. DJ in clear archival sleeve. Bibliography. Index.

Robert E. Scholes (1929-2016) was an American literary critic and theorist. In this work he presents a critical and theoretical study of the field of science fiction. The first part is general and theoretical, arguing for its seriousness and its value as literature. The second part is practical and specific. Many authors are discussed, including Ursula Le Guin, Frank Herbert, Olaf Stapledon, and Daniel Keyes, to name a few. Included are suggestions for reading in science fiction and a brief checklist of secondary sources, including bibliographies. Contents: The Fictional Criticism of the Future; The Roots of Science Fiction; Structural Fabulation; The Good Witch of the West.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good-

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

Place: Notre Dame, IN

Year: 1975

ISBN: 0268005702

Language: English

Size: 8.25" x 5.25".

Pages: xi, 111 pp.

Keywords: literary criticism, Science Fiction, history of literature,

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