Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy

Katarina Hjärpe head_overheels at
Wed Feb 26 16:44:04 EST 2003

> >> What's the definition of "high fantasy"? What are
> >> some examples? Is
> >> there a parallel "low" fantasy?

Well, the definition I've heard in lit class an so forth was that high 
fantasy is fantasy set entirely in a world of its own, such as Tolkien's 
books, while non-high fantasy (not sure it would be called "low") is 
everything set partly or completely in our world.


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