In strict contrast to the Fantastic, The Marvelous allows for
the existence or occurrence of supernatural events without the
attendant anxiety or fear. The stuff of legend, of folklore, and
of the fable or fairy tale, the Marvelous often employs seduction
and humor in achieving its effects, traits which are frequently
absent from the Fantastic. The sources for the images in this
section are for the most part the literature of myths and legends,
of fables and fairy tales. An extensive and unusual collection
of Russian fables on deposit in Kroch library accounts for many
of the selections.
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