2010 – Myth and the Measure of Truth : Tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald and Hoffmann – Trade Paperback – William Gray – Palgrave Macmillan

Paperback: 215 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2008 edition (September 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0230272851
ISBN-13: 978-0230272859
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

This book shows how the fantasy tradition culminating in Pullman’s His Dark Materials inherits the Romantic quest to transpose spiritual and moral values, once the prerogrative of organized religion, into new myths. Wary both of escapist fantasy and ‘grand narratives’, it explores how stories can generate a new vision.