Boxes within boxes and a useless map : spatial (and temporal) phenomena in the "Kingkiller Chronicles"

  • At first glance, "The Name of the Wind" and "The Wise Man's Fear", volumes I and II of Patrick Rothfuss' as yet incomplete trilogy "Kingkiller Chronicles", appear to fulfill many conventions of heroic fantasy. The books are set in a world called the Four Corners (of civilization), consisting mostly of feudal states, a mostly rural and agrarian landscape. This world has a distinct but slightly vague "old-timey" atmosphere – there is little technology, transport is mainly by horse-power, there seem to be no fire-arms and no media. However, a form of postal service exists, science and medicine are taught at university and women have access to university education, so it is hard to place this fictional universe within a "real-life" historical epoch.

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Author:Stefanie Giebert
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-362001
URL:http://www.komparatistik-online.de/jahrgaenge/2013
ISSN:1864-8533
Parent Title (German):Komparatistik online : komparatistische Internet-Zeitschrift / Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Publisher:Justus-Liebig-Univ.
Place of publication:Gießen
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2013
Year of first Publication:2013
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/12/29
GND Keyword:Phantastische Literatur; Erzähltheorie
Volume:2013
Page Number:9
First Page:106
Last Page:114
HeBIS-PPN:367347830
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
BDSL-Klassifikation:03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft / BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.07.00 Ästhetik
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Komparatistik online : komparatistische Internet-Zeitschrift / Komparatistik online 2013 : Weltentwürfe des Fantastischen ; Erzählen - Schreiben - Spielen
Journal:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-361913
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht