Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature’s Most Fantastic Works


The Great Courses / Eric S. Rabkin | Duration: 12 h 24 m | Video: H264 640×360 | Audio: AAC 44,1 kHz 2ch | 6,70 GB | Language: English | 2007

What can fairy tales and science fiction stories reveal about the psyches of individuals and nations? How does the literature of the fantastic reflect historical periods and preoccupations?
Join Professor Eric S. Rabkin, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the literature of the fantastic and science fiction, as he takes you on a journey to explore Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind, Literature’s Most Fantastic Works. You’ll study strange tales of talking frogs and cannibal witches through Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Arthur C. Clarke’s astonishing 2001: A Space Odyssey and beyond. Focusing on the early 19th century to contemporary times, Professor Rabkin casts a wide net for fantastic works and delves deeply into some of the most astounding. You’ll learn about the works and times of Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Lewis Carroll, Franz Kafka, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and more.

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