The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn. Kind of simultaneously relieved and disappointed that it's way easier than my critical theory reading.
Ooooh, sounds really cool. Cambridge Companions are always great as easy educational reads. I've never found one about fantasy literature, but now I know there is one I'll keep my eyes open!
The same people edited the Companion for Science Fiction as well. Farah Mendlesohn's one of the primary critics in that field, and she seems to be one for fantasy as well, given that she's written another book called The Rhetorics of Fantasy that I need to pick up at some point.
Way too much. I still haven't finished the Icewind Dale Trilogy, but recently started reading The Thieves of Stonewood by Jeremy Hayes, because I was asked to write a review about it. I'm also still reading a book on magic in the Middle Ages that I started months ago, and I'll have to finish Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus within the next two weeks.
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