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The Marvelous

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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