Monday, May 7, 2012

On Shelves Now: The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman

From the Kitsune Books website:

The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman

Editors: Anthony Burdge, Jessica Burke, Kristine Larsen

Cover art by Catherine SparsidisPreface by Lynnette Porter
Forward by Matthew Dow Smith
This volume of essays is the second in Kitsune Books' Mythological Dimensions series.
Neil Gaiman’s work crosses genres and reaches audiences of all ages. He is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. His contribution modern comics - priceless. This new series of essays covers the broad reach of Gaiman's many talents, written with scholarly precision, yet completely accessible to the wide scope of Gaiman fandom.
"I have Mythological Dimensions. You cannot see them, but they are there." —Neil Gaiman,, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
"As the many Gaiman stories analyzed in this book attest, our entertainment and intellectual lives are never the same once we read or hear his words, and if we follow his example, we too can bring magic to our madness." —Lynnette Porter, author of 13 books, professor at Embry-Riddle University, contributing editor/columnist for PopMatters
The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman is a must-have for anybody interested in the history and development of fantasy.  Its fifteen intelligent, scholarly, and very readable essays examine Gaiman's work in light of the literary, mythic, and pop-cultural influences that have shaped him as a writer as well as his own on-going influence on the field of fantastic literature.  —Delia Sherman, author of The Freedom Maze
“A marvelously erudite and impressive compendium of insightful glosses to and upon mythmaker Neil Gaiman’s splendid work.”  —Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, author of The Keltiad fantasy series andStrange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison
“Neil Gaiman has clearly captured the imagination of a generation of fantasy readers, including the authors featured in this book.” —Matthew Dow Smith has drawn comics for every major American comic book publisher