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Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which became literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, graphic novels and video games. Fantasy is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes though these genres overlap. In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form. In its broadest sense, fantasy consists of works by many writers, artists and musicians from ancient myths and legends to many recent and popular works. Most fantasy uses other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. Magic and magical creatures are common in many of these worlds. An identifying trait of fantasy is the author's reliance on imagination to create narrative elements that do not have to rely on history or nature to be coherent; this differs from realistic fiction in that realistic fiction has to attend to the history and natural laws of reality, where fantasy does not.
An author applies his or her imagination to come up with characters and settings that are impossible in reality. Many fantasy authors use real-world mythology as inspiration. For instance, a narrative that takes place in an imagined town in the northeastern United States could be considered realistic fiction as long as the plot and characters are consistent with the history of a region and the natural characteristics that someone, to the northeastern United States expects. Fantasy has been compared to science fiction and horror because they are the major categories of speculative fiction. Fantasy is distinguished from science fiction by the plausibility of the narrative elements. A science fiction narrative is unlikely, though possible through logical scientific or technological extrapolation, where fantasy narratives do not need to be scientifically possible. Authors have to rely on the readers' suspension of disbelief, an acceptance of the unbelievable or impossible for the sake of enjoyment, in order to write effective fantasies.
Despite both genres' heavy reliance on the supernatural and horror are distinguishable. Horror evokes fear through the protagonists' weaknesses or inability to deal with the antagonists. Elements of the supernatural and the fantastic were a part of literature from its beginning. Fantasy elements occur throughout the ancient Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh; the ancient Babylonian creation epic, the Enûma Eliš, in which the god Marduk slays the goddess Tiamat, contains the theme of a cosmic battle between good and evil, characteristic of the modern fantasy genre. Genres of romantic and fantasy literature existed in ancient Egypt; the Tales of the Court of King Khufu, preserved in the Westcar Papyrus and was written in the middle of the second half of the eighteenth century BC, preserves a mixture of stories with elements of historical fiction and satire. Egyptian funerary texts preserve mythological tales, the most significant of which are the myths of Osiris and his son Horus. Folk tales with fantastic elements intended for adults were a major genre of ancient Greek literature.
The comedies of Aristophanes are filled with fantastic elements his play The Birds, in which an Athenian man builds a city in the clouds with the birds and challenges Zeus's authority. Ovid's Metamorphoses and Apuleius's The Golden Ass are both works that influenced the development of the fantasy genre by taking mythic elements and weaving them into personal accounts. Both works involve complex narratives in which humans beings are transformed into animals or inanimate objects. Platonic teachings and early Christian theology are major influences on the modern fantasy genre. Plato used allegories to convey many of his teachings, early Christian writers interpreted both the Old and New Testaments as employing parables to relay spiritual truths; this ability to find meaning in a story, not true became the foundation that allowed the modern fantasy genre to develop. The most well known fiction from the Islamic world was The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, a compilation of many ancient and medieval folk tales.
Various characters from this epic have become cultural icons in Western culture, such as Aladdin and Ali Baba. Hindu mythology was an evolution of the earlier Vedic mythology and had many more fantastical stories and characters in the Indian epics; the Panchatantra, for example, used various animal fables and magical tales to illustrate the central Indian principles of political science. Chinese traditions have been influential in the vein of fantasy known as Chinoiserie, including such writers as Ernest Bramah and Barry Hughart. Beowulf is among the best known of the Nordic tales in the English speaking world, has had deep influence on the fantasy genre. Norse mythology, as found in the Elder Edda and the Younger Edda, includes such figures as Odin and his fellow Aesir, dwarves, elves and giants; these elements have been directly imported into various fantasy works. The separate folklore of Ireland and Scotland has sometimes been us
Anthea Bell OBE was an English translator of numerous literary works children's literature, from French and Danish. These include Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald, the Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke and the French Asterix comics along with co-translator Derek Hockridge. Bell was born in Suffolk on 10 May 1936. According to her own accounts, she picked up lateral thinking abilities essential in a translator from her father Adrian Bell, Suffolk author and the first Times cryptic crossword setter, her brother, Martin Bell, is a former BBC correspondent, an independent Member of Parliament for one parliamentary term. After attending a boarding school in Bournemouth, she read English at Oxford, she was married to the publisher and writer Antony Kamm from 1957 to 1973. One of her two sons is a leader writer for The Times. After her sons left home, she worked in Cambridge, she died on 18 October 2018, aged 82. Anthea Bell translated numerous Franco-Belgian comics of the bande dessinée genre into English, including Asterix – for which her new puns have been critically acclaimed for keeping the original French spirit intact.
Peter Hunt, now Professor Emeritus in Children's Literature at Cardiff University, has written of her "ingenious translations" of the French originals which "in a way display the art of the translator at its best". Other comic books she has translated include Le Petit Nicolas, Lieutenant Blueberry, Iznogoud, she specialised in translating children's literature, re-translated Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales from Danish for the publishing house of G. P. Putnam's Sons, she translated the Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke and the Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier. Other work includes The Princess and the Captain, translated from La Princetta et le Capitaine by Anne-Laure Bondoux. A book aimed at young readers but read by adults, The Satanic Mill by Otfried Preußler was translated by her from the German original Krabat. Bell translated into English many adult novels, as well as some books on art history, musicology, her translations of W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, a large selection of Stefan Zweig's novellas and stories, Władysław Szpilman's memoir The Pianist, E. T. A. Hoffmann's The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr have been well received.
In addition, Penguin Classics published Bell's new translation of Sigmund Freud's The Psychopathology of Everyday Life in 2003. She contributed an essay titled "Translation: Walking the Tightrope of Illusion" to a 2006 book, The Translator as Writer, in which she explained her preference for'invisible' translation whereby she creates the illusion that readers are not reading a translation "but the real thing". Bell was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 New Year Honours for services to literature and literary translations. In a December 2017 newspaper column, Bell's son Oliver Kamm revealed his mother had entered a nursing home due to illness a year earlier, "her great mind has now departed"; as a result of her forced retirement, the 37th book in the Asterix series and the Chariot Race, was translated by Adriana Hunter. The end of the book has a message of thanks from the publishers to Bell for "her wonderful translation work on Asterix over the years". Bell died on 18 October 2018 at the age of 82.
1987 – Schlegel-Tieck Prize for Hans Bemmann's The Stone and the Flute 1996 – Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation – for Christine Nöstlinger's A Dog's Life translated from German 2002 – Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize, Goethe Institute – for W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz 2002 – Independent Foreign Fiction Prize – for W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz 2002 – Schlegel-Tieck Prize for W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz 2003 Schlegel-Tieck Prize - for Karen Duve's Rain translated from German 2003 – Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation – for Hans Magnus Enzensberger's Where Were You Robert? Translated from German 2007 – Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation – for Kai Meyer's The Flowing Queen translated from German 2009 – Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize – for Saša Stanišic's How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone 2009 - Schlegel-Tieck Prize for Stefan Zweig's Burning Secret 2017 - Eric Carle Museum Bridge Award for contributions to children's literature The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is unusual in that it is given to a publisher yet it explicitly references a given work, its translator and its author.
Its intent is to encourage the translation of children's works into English in order "to eliminate barriers to understanding between people of different cultures, races and languages." Anthea Bell, translating from German and Danish, has been mentioned for more works than any other individual or organisation in the history of the award: "Asterix, My Love – An article by Anthea Bell in the Daily Telegraph, Thursday 25 February 1999 at the Asterix International site". Archived from the original on 28 April 2010. Retrieved 2006-04-24. "Anthea Bell's workshop on Asterix for Literary Translation, The British Council, ca. 1999". Archived from the original on 27 March 2006. Retrieved 2006-04-24. Opening Speech, Anthea Bell, Shelving Translation Conference, April 2004 Making Asterix funny in English, The Connexion, March 2010 Anthea Bell interview with Writer Unboxed Reviews of Anthea Bell's Stefan Zweig translations at Bookslut "W. G. Sebald: A Translator's View," by Anthea Bell at Five Dials Anthea Bell, Translator of Freud and Comics, Dies at 82 Anthea Bell at Library of Congress Authorities, with 185 catalogue records
Cornelia Maria Funke is a German author of children's fiction. She was born on 10 December 1958 in North Rhine-Westphalia. Funke is best known for her Inkheart trilogy, published in the United Kingdom between 2004–2008. Many of her books have now been translated into English, her work fits into the fantasy and adventure genres. She lives in Beverly Hills, California. Funke has sold over 20 million copies of her books worldwide. Cornelia Funke was born in 1958 in the town of Dorsten in Westphalia, Germany to Karl-Heinz and Helmi Funke; as a child, she wanted to become an astronaut and/or a pilot, but decided to study pedagogy at the University of Hamburg. After finishing her studies, Funke worked for three years as a social worker. During her social work she focused on working with children, she had a stint illustrating books, but soon began writing her own stories, inspired by the sorts of stories that had appealed to the deprived children she had worked with. During the late 1980s and the 1990s, Funke established herself in Germany with two children's series, namely the fantasy-oriented Gespensterjäger and the Die wilden Hühner line of books.
Funke has been called "the J. K. Rowling" of Germany, it was subsequently released as The Thief Lord by Scholastic and made it to the number 2 spot on The New York Times Best Seller list. The fantasy novel Dragon Rider stayed on the New York Times Best Seller list for 78 weeks. Following the success of The Thief Lord and Dragon Rider, her next novel was Inkheart, which won the 2004 BookSense Book of the Year Children's Literature award. Inkheart was the first part of a trilogy, continued with Inkspell, which won Funke her second BookSense Book of the Year Children's Literature award; the trilogy was concluded in Inkdeath. Cornelia's fans are sometimes referred to as Funkies. Funke worked as a producer on the film adaptation of Inkheart. In 2010, Cornelia released the first book in her Mirror worlds series, with the sequel, published in the US in April 2013. In 2015, the film Ghosthunters on Icy Trails was released in Germany on 2 April 2015. In 2017, Funke published The Book No One Ever Read, the first work written by the author first in English, as opposed to being written in German first.
Funke calls the picture book her "Inkheart for kindergartners" and illustrated the book herself. Funke has embraced technology in writing and shares short stories based on her Reckless series online with her fans. On her personal homepage, Funke states that the vital starting point for a good book is an "idea", she said of ideas that "they come from nowhere, from outside and inside. I have so many, I won't be able to write them down in one lifetime." The characters, Cornelia Funke elaborates, "Mostly they step into my writing room and are so much alive, that I ask myself, where did they come from. Of course, some of them are the result of hard thinking, adding characteristics, etc. but others are alive from the first moment they appear", pointed out that Dustfinger from Inkheart was one of the most vivid characters who popped into her mind. For aspiring authors, Funke says: "Read --, and if somebody says to you:'Things are this way. You can't change it' – don't believe a word." Her social work has inspired her way.
In The Thief Lord, she shows children being in a difficult situation, but still being children. Scipio says, she is willing to celebrate children for their own strengths, not just their ability to act like adults. In her picture book, The Book No One Ever Read, Funke starts: "Every book longs to tell its story." Funke married printer Rolf Frahm in 1979. Their daughter, was born in 1989 and soon after their son, was born in 1994; the family lived in Hamburg for 24 years, until they moved to Beverly Hills in May 2005. In March 2006, Rolf Frahm died of cancer, he had given up his career as an architect to support his wife. Cornelia Funke has been the official patron of the children's hospice Bethel for dying children since February 2010. Since May 2012 she is one of the German ambassadors of the UN Decade on Biodiversity. 1998 Kalbacher Klapperschlange for Drachenreiter 2000 Wildweibchenpreis for her collected works 2000 La vache qui lit for Herr der Diebe 2001 Kalbacher Klapperschlange for Herr der Diebe 2001 Preis der Jury der jungen Leser for Herr der Diebe 2002 Evangelischer Buchpreis for Herr der Diebe 2003 Corine for Herr der Diebe 2003 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for Herr der Diebe 2003 Nordstemmer Zuckerrübe for Kleiner Werwolf 2004 Preis der Jury der jungen Leser for Tintenherz 2004 Phantastik-Preis der Stadt Wetzlar for Tintenherz 2004 Kalbacher Klapperschlange for Tintenherz 2004 Book Sense Children's Literature Award for Inkheart 2006 Book Sense Book of the Year Children's Literature Winner for Inkspell 2008 Roswitha PrizeCornelia Funke was voted into the Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2005.
In 2006, Funke was awarded the Sakura Medal by the International Students of Japan in the Chapter Book category for her successful book Dragon Rider. The Thief Lord Dragon Rider When Santa Fell to Earth Igraine the Brave Saving Mississippi Ghost Knigh
The Inkheart trilogy is a series of three fantasy novels written by German author Cornelia Funke, comprising Inkheart and Inkdeath. The books chronicle the adventures of teen Meggie Folchart whose life changes when she realizes that she and her father, a bookbinder named Mo, have the unusual ability to bring characters from books into the real world when reading aloud. Set in Northern Italy and the parallel world of the fictional Inkheart book, the central story arc concerns the magic of books, their characters and creatures, the art of reading. Released in German-speaking Europe, the English translation of the third book, entitled Inkdeath, by Anthea Bell was released in October 2008. In 2004, Funke sold the film rights to all three books to New Line Cinema. In Inkheart, the twelve-year-old, discovers that her father Mo, a professional bookbinder, has the unusual ability to transfer characters from books into the real world when he reads aloud—they call those with this ability "Silvertongue".
Mo once brought four characters of a book entitled Inkheart to life while reading from the novel, including Dustfinger, his pet marten Gwin. After many years Dustfinger returns to pay Meggie and her father a visit, advising them to flee the country to escape Capricorn and his followers who are in search of Mo and his Inkheart copy; the three of them leave to hide at Meggie's great-aunt Elinor's house in Northern Italy but end up being dragged off by Basta and his companions to the near village of Capricorn, because Dustfinger betrayed them as Capricorn promised him he would help him go back home. He forces Mo to read treasures out of books, since his useless reader, could not do it. Meggie soon discovers she has the same talent as her father when she summons the monster known as "The Shadow" out of the book, she helps to kill his entourage with the power of her reading talent. A year has passed. Resa is back. Dustfinger wants to go back to his wife and his daughters who are in the story; when he finds a self-absorbed psycho storyteller, who can read him back into the book, he goes into the pages, but Orpheus doesn't read Farid back into the book like he was supposed to, because he leaves the word "boy" out.
Soon Farid convinces Meggie to read him into the book so he can warn Dustfinger of Basta, becomes his apprentice once more. But this time, Meggie has Farid into the book Inkheart. Mortola, Orpheus, a "man built like a wardrobe" barge into Elinor's house, take Mo, Resa and Darius prisoner, while Meggie and Farid have no idea what is happening in the other world. Orpheus reads Basta, Mortola, Mo, Resa into Inkheart. Mortola gets a modern rifle, shoots Mo, thinking that she has killed him and leaves. However, Mo survived the shot. Resa discovers. Resa and Mo are hiding with the strolling players, but now they have discovered that the injured Mo is the mysterious gentleman-robber, the "Bluejay", created by Fenoglio, the Inkweaver's words. Fenoglio is now living within his own story and he makes Meggie read Cosimo the Fair back into the story since he died, Meggie being kissed by Farid shortly after. Now the Adderhead is out to get him, waiting to kill his family in front of him. Mo and Resa are captured and Mo is unable to escape because of his fatal wound.
Meggie, Mo all end up in the Adderhead's castle, while Meggie has made a bargain with the Adderhead that she will bind him a book of immortality if he lets her, Resa, Mo, the other strolling players he has captured go. What she doesn't tell the prince is that if three words are written in the book—heart, death—the Adderhead will die instantly. In the meanwhile and Dustfinger have snuck into the castle using soot that causes invisibility, created by a combination of fire and water. Meggie and Farid fall in love. Farid is killed by Basta, one of Capricorn's old followers, killed by Mo. Later, Dustfinger summons the White Women to bring Farid back to life, sacrificing himself. Roxanne, Dustfinger's wife, realizes this and is furious at Farid for taking away her love, but is powerless to do anything. Meggie reads Orpheus into the story using Fenoglio's words, although Orpheus refuses to believe that she read him into the book. Farid agrees to work for Orpheus as a servant if he writes something to bring Dustfinger back to life.
But Farid wonders, will he live up to the agreement and will Dustfinger come back? Farid, now the servant of Orpheus, has been trying to convince the man to bring Dustfinger back from the dead. Orpheus agrees to read him back, but under one condition: Mo takes his place in death. Mo summons the White Women using words that Orpheus copied from Inkheart, they bring him to the world of the dead, causing a lot of commotion amongst those around him. In the world of the dead, Mo meets Death herself, Death bargains with Mo. Mo must bring the Adderhead to Death before Spring comes or Meggie and Mo will die; the vicious herald of the Silver Prince and the servant of the Milksop, King of Ombra, where the characters are staying, kidnap all of the children in the town and threatens to work them to death at the silver mines. But Mo is returned to the world of the living along with Dustfinger, the two hatch a pl
Young adult fiction
Young adult fiction is a category of fiction written for readers from 12 to 18 years of age. While the genre is targeted to teenagers half of YA readers are adults; the subject matter and genres of YA correlate with the experience of the protagonist. The genres available in YA include most of those found in adult fiction. Common themes related to YA include: friendship, first love and identity. Stories that focus on the specific challenges of youth are sometimes referred to as problem novels or coming-of-age novels. Young adult fiction was developed to soften the transition between children's novels and adult literature; the history of young adult literature is tied to the history of how childhood and young adulthood has been perceived. One early writer to recognize young adults as a distinct group was Sarah Trimmer, who, in 1802, described "young adulthood" as lasting from ages 14 to 21. In her children's literature periodical, The Guardian of Education, Trimmer introduced the terms "Books for Children" and "Books for Young Persons", establishing terms of reference for young adult literature that still remains in use.
Nineteenth century literature presents several early works, that appealed to young readers, though not written for them, including The Swiss Family Robinson, Walter Scott's Waverley, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, Tom Brown's Schooldays, Dickens' Great Expectations, Alice in Wonderland, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner. In the 1950s, two influential adult novels, The Catcher in the Rye and Lord of the Flies, which were not marketed to adolescents, still attracted the attention of the adolescent demographic; the modern classification of young-adult fiction originated during the 1950s and 1960s after the publication of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders; the novel features a truer, darker side of adolescent life, not represented in works of fiction of the time, was the first novel published marketed for young adults as Hinton was one when she wrote it.
Written during high-school and published when Hinton was only 17, The Outsiders lacked the nostalgic tone common in books about adolescents written by adults. The Outsiders remains one of the best-selling young adult novels of all time; the 1960s became the era "when the'under 30' generation became a subject of popular concern, research on adolescence began to emerge. It was the decade when literature for adolescents could be said to have come into its own"; this increased the new idea of adolescent authors. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, what has come to be known as the "fab five" were published: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiography of the early years of American poet Maya Angelou; the works of Angelou and Plath were not written for young readers. As publishers began to focus on the emerging adolescent market and libraries began creating young adult sections distinct from children's literature and novels written for adults; the 1970s to the mid-1980s have been described as the golden age of young-adult fiction, when challenging novels began speaking directly to the interests of the identified adolescent market.
In the 1980s, young adult literature began pushing the envelope in terms of the subject matter, considered appropriate for their audience: Books dealing with topics such as rape, parental death, murder, deemed taboo, saw significant critical and commercial success. A flip-side of this trend was a strong revived interest in the romance novel, including young adult romance. With an increase in number of teenagers the genre "matured and came into its own, with the better written, more serious, more varied young adult books published during the last two decades"; the first novel in J. K. Rowling's seven-book Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in 1997; the series was praised for its complexity and maturity, attracted a wide adult audience. While not technically YA, its success led many to see Harry Potter and its author, J. K. Rowling, as responsible for a resurgence of young adult literature, re-established the pre-eminent role of speculative fiction in the field, a trend further solidified by The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
The end of the decade saw a number of awards appear such as the Michael L. Printz Award and Alex Awards, designed to recognize excellence in writing for young adult audiences; the category of young adult fiction continues to expand into other media and genres: graphic novels/manga, light novels, mystery fiction, romance novels, subcategories such as cyberpunk, techno-thrillers, contemporary Christian fiction. Many young adult novels feature coming-of-age stories; these feature adolescents beginning to transform into adults, working through personal problems, learning to take responsibility for their actions. YA serves many literary purposes, it provides a pleasurable reading experience for young people, emphasizing real life experiences and
Mortimer "Mo" Folchart is a fictional character in Cornelia Funke's Inkheart trilogy. He is a bookbinder and has the ability to bring fictional characters to life in the "real world" by reading aloud from books, he has a daughter named Meggie who has the talent to bring characters out of books. His wife, named Resa, had spent some years in Inkworld. Mo is portrayed by Brendan Fraser in the Inkheart film. Funke has said. Fraser provides the voice for the Inkheart audiobooks. In Inkheart, Mo has a small house with his daughter Meggie. One night Dustfinger warns Mo about Capricorn, they drive to Elinor's house and Mo entrusts Inkheart to her. One night Capricorn's men capture Mo to take him to Capricorn, he is thrown in a bare house and is reunited with Meggie and Elinor. They are rescued by Dustfinger and they go to find Fenoglio, he returns to Capricorn's village again only to discover. At the end of the novel, Mo runs out to Meggie and finishes Fenoglio's words, thus killing Capricorn. Mortola witnesses this and swears vengeance on Mo. Mo is reunited with Resa and leaves to live with Elinor.
In Inkspell, Mo, Resa and Meggie are still living in Elinor's house. However, Mo is arguing with Meggie on account of the fact that her life revolving around the Inkworld. Mo leaves for a week to cure some books but is soon called by a frantic Meggie when Farid arrives warning them about Basta. Mo resolves to come home that night, he becomes distressed when Meggie reads Farid and herself into the Inkworld. In the mists of the panic, Basta and Orpheus barge in. So Orpheus reads Resa, Mo, Basta and the Magpie into the book but upon arrival it is clear Capricorn is dead. In her rage, Mortola shoots Mo in the chest. A moss women finds them and takes to the secret camp of the strolling players. Mo develops a fever and is visited by the white women; the players believe him to be a master thief. For this reason, Sootbird betrays them to the Adderhead. Upon arrival at the castle, Mo is locked in a tower to recover, for the Adderhead has planned a special execution for him. Meggie convinces the Adderhead that Mo can bind a book of immortality for him.
After the book has been made. Mo strikes a bargain for the book in return for the prisoners to be free; the Adderhead agrees. After receiving the book, the Adderhead writes Firefox's name in it and asks Mo to kill him, Mo refuses. Once Mo is allowed to leave, he picks up Firefox's sword. On the journey to the outlaws, they are ambushed, Mo kills Basta. Back in the mines, the Black Prince, gives Mo the Bluejay mask. Mortimer Folchart on Funke's official website