Desiring Dragons

Desiring Dragons is unique in its examination of the creative processes involved
inwriting fantasyand account oftheir value. Kevan shows that rather than beinga
mode of escapism, writing fantasy is grounded in shamanic and visionary ...

Author: Kevan Manwaring

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782795827

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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Author of The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, talked of ‘desiring dragons’; that he would prefer ‘a wilderness of dragons’ to the bleak territory of the unimaginative critic. The genre of Fantasy (including Science Fiction and its various sub-genres in TV, film & computer games) has never been more popular. This book seeks to examine why this might be and why so many are tempted to write Fantasy fiction. Tolkien suggested how 'consolation' is an important criteria of the Fairy Tale: we look at how writing Fantasy can be consoling in itself, as well as a portal to Fantastic Realms for the reader. Along the way famous dragons of myth, legend and fiction will be encountered - from Grendel to Smaug. The riddles of dragons will be tackled and their hoard unlocked.

Desiring the Dragon Lord

Logan shook his head. “Not possible. It was sealed with Dragon's Breath.” His
father's Dragon's Breath. His father had been one of the most powerful dragon-
shifters in the realm and now he was dead. He hadn't even had time to grieve for
him ...

Author: Michelle Miles

Publisher: Michelle Miles


Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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How far will he go to save the only woman who can tame his inner beast? After witnessing the brutal murder of his parents, dragon-shifter Logan Blake arrives in the human realm injured and near death. His only goal is to heal and get back to the Hidden Lands to exact revenge on the man responsible. When a beautiful woman stops to render aid, he’s unprepared for the instant bonding he feels to her. Her presence fuels an unquenchable desire in him and he knows he has to claim her. Bree Anderson’s morning jog is interrupted by the sudden appearance of a sexy, injured man in the middle of Central Park. When he turns up days later at the bar she manages as their new security detail, she knows he’s going to be a handful. She also knows she’s up for the job of uncovering just who—and what—Logan is. But her determination to discover Logan’s true identity is put on hold when a vampire mafia kills her father and turns their attention on her. Logan instantly becomes her fierce protector, until his own past comes back to haunt him in the form of the Drakana—dragon hunters intent on killing him. The only way he can save Bree from the vamps and the Drakana is to get her as far from the city as possible. But when both factions converge on their hidden location, Logan must make the ultimate sacrifice to save the only woman who can tame his inner beast.

Past Watchful Dragons

A hunger more satisfying than any other fullness ; a poverty better than all other
wealth . A desiring which , if long absent , is itself desired so much that the new
desiring becomes an instance of the original one . A peculiar mystery hangs over

Author: Walter Hooper

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725220225

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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"I thought I saw how stories of this kind could steal past a certain inhibition which had paralysed much of my own religion in childhood. Why did one find it so hard to feel as one was told one ought to feel about God or about the sufferings of Christ? I thought the chief reason was that one was told one ought to. An obligation to feel can freeze feelings. And reverence itself did harm. The whole subject was associated with lowered voices, almost as if it were something medical. But supposing that by casting all these things into an imaginary world, stripping them of their stained-glass and Sunday school associations, one could make them for the first time appear in their real potency? Could one not steal past those watchful dragons? I thought one could." --C. S. Lewis on The Chronicles of Narnia (delete this note: keep dragons sentence in bold)

Tolkien the Medievalist

... and red from blood, we have already an enchanter's power – upon one plane;
and the desire to wield that power in the ... while famously desiring dragons “with
a profound desire,” he doesn't necessarily want them in his neighborhood (20), ...

Author: Jane Chance

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134439713

Category: History

Page: 320

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Interdisciplinary in approach, Tolkien the Medievalist provides a fresh perspective on J. R. R. Tolkien's Medievalism. In fifteen essays, eminent scholars and new voices explore how Professor Tolkien responded to a modern age of crisis - historical, academic and personal - by adapting his scholarship on medieval literature to his own personal voice. The four sections reveal the author influenced by his profession, religious faith and important issues of the time; by his relationships with other medievalists; by the medieval sources that he read and taught, and by his own medieval mythologizing.

Recovery and Transcendence for the Contemporary Mythmaker

Tolkien admits that during his childhood he desired dragons with a profound
desire . ' ( OFS , 64 ) This is neither to be regarded as ontological confusion , nor ,
as we have seen , does desiring ' dragons ' exclude a profound admiration for the

Author: Christopher Garbowski


ISBN: IND:30000067969810

Category: Art and mythology

Page: 231

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The Writings of Quintus Sept Flor Tertullianus

And the dragon stood before the woman who was beginning to bring forth , that ,
when she had brought forth , he might devour her child . ” ] The red dragon
standing and desiring to devour her child when she had brought him forth , is the
devil ...

Author: Tertullian


ISBN: CORNELL:31924032331484

Category: Theology


View: 361


Ante Nicene Christian Library

And the dragon stood before the woman who was beginning to bring forth , that ,
when she had brought forth , he might devour her child . ” ] The red dragon
standing and desiring to devour her child when she had brought him forth , is the
devil ...

Author: Alexander Roberts


ISBN: IOWA:31858010749418

Category: Apostolic Fathers


View: 612


Dragons of Fantasy

Yolen has cleverly turned the tables once again - instead of fantasy lovers
desiring dragons with a great desire , her little dragon is swept away by the tale of
a hero of men . In Conclusion Jane Yolen ' s love of myth and folktale traditions ...

Author: Anne C. Petty


ISBN: UOM:39015061155043

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

View: 232


Are you a dragon lover? One of those people like J.R.R. Tolkien who have always desired dragons of one sort or another? If your answer is yes, then get in line with devoted dragon fans like author Anne Petty, who has been reading and thinking about dragons for years, especially as they appear in fantasy fiction. Petty asks, "What is a dragon? What does it look like, and how does it behave? What image pops into your mind when you read the word dragon?" You are invited on a quest for dragons of fantasy literature, for an in-depth look at the scaly characters on the page and the skilled writers who created them. A longtime dragon admirer, Tolkien scholar Petty takes readers on an adventurous ride over the hills and far away into realms populated by the likes of Smaug, Ramoth, Norbert, and Orm Embar, just to name a few. Authors under discussion include J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Pratchett, Ursula Le Guin, Jane Yolen, Terry Goodkind and J.K. Rowling. there's also an in-depth background section on the history of dragons in myth and literature, plus an extensive bibliography. Happy dragon hunting! - Back cover.

The Apocalypse Revealed

17 , “ And the dragon was wroth with the woman , and went to make war with the
remnant of her seed , who keep the ... her being pained to be delivered signifies
its difficult reception ; the dragon's desiring to devour the male child , and his ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg


ISBN: OSU:32435023127780

Category: Bible


View: 882


Book of the Three Dragons

the disk in his hand ; and , as if a star fell , in an instant he was down on the
island , and his dragon - form gone from him , and in its place the bardic guise
and glory of a God . ... And you would be desiring it for a spoil , since you won it .

Author: Kenneth Morris

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035456974

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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Follows the adventures of Manawyddan as he attempts to recover two stolen talismans from the Underworld.

From Alice to Harry Potter

Both these books are dealing with fantasy in Tolkien ' s sense of desiring dragons
- what is remote from oneself , and ... secondary ' worlds of the imagination : '
Fantasy , the making or glimpsing of Otherworlds , was the heart of the desire of ...

Author: Colin Nicholas Manlove

Publisher: Christchurch, N.Z. : Cybereditions

ISBN: UOM:39015061153683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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'The longer I live, the more I am convinced of the importance of children's books.' When Robert Bloomfield wrote this in 1817 he could have had no idea of the range of children's books to come, nor of how in England fantasy would be their outstanding form. In this survey of 400 English children's fantasies from 1850 to 2000, taking in authors from the well-known Charles Kingsley, C. S. Lewis and J. K. Rowling to the less-known Annie Keary, Edith Elias and Pete Johnson, Colin Manlove shows just how good their books often are as literature. He combines new interpretations of individual works with explanations of how and why their character changes over time, reflecting their different cultural settings. This book is intended both as a critical companion for children's literature courses, and as a stimulus for the general reader and students at all levels.

A Study of Dragons East and West

Since Short - Tailed Old Li was from Shandong Province , even today the
boatmen of the Black Dragon River will ask before they start on a voyage : " Is
anyone ... return home , two Jiaolong dragons surrounded his boat , desiring the
sword .

Author: Qiguang Zhao

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005134270

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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Few symbols saturate human civilization so broadly and thoroughly as those of the ubiquitous and enigmatic dragon. This compelling book examines, compares, and analyzes the appearance and symbolization of the Eastern and Western dragons and treats them as the crystallization of human cultures. It shows that Chinese dragons resemble one another but suggest different ideas in different contexts, while Western dragons have different appearances but often denote a single concept. As one of the most notable achievements of dragonology, this book offers astonishing new insights into dragons as zoological «fact», psychological archetypes, and ideological symbols.

Modern Drama

RICHARD DANA SKINNER Desire Under the Elms : Dragons of Youtht In much
of Greek tragedy , as well as in northern mythology , such as the Niebelungen
cycle , the theme of incest is predominant . In its poetic expression , this theme
quite ...

Author: Anthony Caputi


ISBN: PSU:000029292721

Category: Drama

Page: 494

View: 312


Dragon s Promise Mills Boon Nocturne

And why was his beast so conflicted between desiring her and wanting to tear
her to shreds? The only thing he understood about any of it was that he didn't like
it—at all. It was an interruption in his life that he didn't need right now. This was ...

Author: Denise Lynn

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781474034036

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Succubus, slayer or soul mate?

Overcoming Anger Other Dragons of the Soul

Soon I have lost all touch with reality as I enter that golden dream world where
every desire is fulfilled simply by desiring it and willing it to be so . All with
effortless ease . Now any attempt to treat us as we really are becomes an insult ,
and our ...

Author: Peter Wilkes

Publisher: Intervarsity Press

ISBN: 0877845174

Category: Religion

Page: 187

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The World Within the Mind Yoga V sishtha

... and so inane when experienced ; it is the den of the dragons of desire ,
foaming with the poison of their passions . Try to relinquish your desire and you
will evade all difficulties ; cease to think of a thing , and your desire for it will
disappear of ...

Author: Hari Prasad Shastri


ISBN: STANFORD:36105048499698

Category: Hindu philosophy

Page: 142

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The Flower Ornament Scripture

As he was expounding the scripture , many tens of hundreds of thousands of
trillions of dragons came to him from the ocean ; having heard this teaching ,
disdaining the condition of dragons and desiring the qualities of buddhahood ,
they left ...


Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: UVA:X001605624

Category: Religion

Page: 404

View: 984


A Buddhist text discusses the ten stages of enlightenment, the universal good, the qualities of the Buddha, and detachment from the world

Damaged Men Desiring Women

... attributes to Marc ' s psychic abilities seem largely motivated by Jules ' s fear of
exposure . Although Marc has seen “ under ( Jules ' s ] bright surface . . . a dark
pit full of shadows , a place inside himself where sleeping dragons lie ” ( 199 ) ...

Author: Katherine Bode

Publisher: VDM Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015082708812

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 990