The first chapter of John Lennard's much praised two-volume study of the best in modern genre fiction, Of Modern Dragons and Of Sex and Faerie
Of Modern Dragons treats the work of Dorothy L Sayers, Reginald Hill, Nora Roberts, J D Robb, J R R Tolkien, Ian McDonald, Ovtavia E Butler and Tamora Pierce. Of Sex and Faerie treats Billl James, Walter Mosley, Lois McMaster Bujold, Meredith Gentry, C S Forester, Ursula K LeGuin and 'Serial Reading in the Age of the Web'.
This introductory chapter gives a taste of the author's fascination with serial reading and the strength of his case for serious academic attention to the achievements of 'Genre Fiction'
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About the author
John Lennard is an independent scholar and editor of Fairleigh Dickinson University's online journal Exploring Globalization. He was from 2004-09 Professor of British & American Literature at the University of the West Indies--Mona, and has taught in Cambridge and London. His books include But I Digress (Clarendon Press, 1991), The Poetry Handbook (OUP 1996, 2005), and The Case of Ronald Merrick (HEB, forthcoming). He has also written on Shakespeare, Nabokov, Paul Scott, Reginald Hill, Walter Mosley, Ian McDonald, Octavia E. Butler, and Tamora Pierce for Humanities Insights and Sightlines.