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Good Dragons are Rare

An Inquiry into Literary Dragons East and West

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Edited By Fanfan Chen and Thomas Honegger

Dragons are a universal phenomenon and have fascinated humans since the dawn of time. Yet whereas we have numerous studies into the origins of these fantastic creatures, there have been very few attempts at discussing their appearance, function and development within literary texts. The eighteen essays collected in this volume (8 in French, 6 in German and 4 in English) – written by an international cast of scholars – try to fill this gap by looking at dragons in literature East and West, contemporary and past.

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From the Western Poeticisation of Falkor and Temeraire to the Imaginary of Chinese Dragons 359

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From the Western Poeticisation of Falkor and Temeraire to the Imaginary of Chinese Dragons Fanfan Chen Summary While Chinese academia consider to ‘de-dragonise China’ on account of the dragon’s evil image in the West, Western writers are enchanted...

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