Who invented the modern fantasy genre?

HSchinske at aol.com HSchinske at aol.com
Fri Aug 20 17:56:18 EDT 2004


In a message dated 8/20/2004 2:36:17 PM Pacific Standard Time, Dorian writes:


> Hm.  He did the "person from the real world must save the fantasy land" - 
> C.
> S. Lewis, for one, did it a lot earlier.  He did the "protag is deeply
> flawed and fucked up".  He did the "protag is a whiny creep".  

C.S. Lewis, again ;-) "There was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb ..." 
Mark and Jane in _That Hideous Strength_ are more or less whiny creeps, too. They 
all reform, though, I suppose that's the difference.

Helen Schinske
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