Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Marvels Of The Ocean: From The Fantastic-Uncanny To The Marvellous

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter analyses the progression from the fantastic-uncanny, where the plausible is presented as supernatural, through to the 'pure marvellous' where fantastic imagery becomes either exotic or hyperbolic. The first two sections of the chapter analyses the monastic community of Ailbe, which is an example of monastic perfection and provides an ideal backdrop against which the first scenes of the fantastic can be played. The scenes in the third section are devoted to the natural. Having discussed the human and natural aspects of the fantastic as presented in the middle third of both the Navigatio and the Anglo-Norman Voyage, the fourth section of the chapter examines two scenes where descriptions have no frontiers and which engage in purely marvellous imagery without recourse to the plausible. The fifth and final section of the chapter examines a scene concerning the Island of Three Choirs.

Keywords:Ailbe; Anglo-Norman voyage; fantastic-marvellous; Fantastic-Uncanny



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Legend of St Brendan — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation