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The short story ‘Green Boots’ Cave’ introduces an inexplicable phenomenon – that one might experience the events of an entire lifetime within a few moments – and plays this idea against recognizable, ‘real’ historical events. It follows Todorov’s notion of the process of reader adaptation to the inexplicable (as opposed to hesitation), described in The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre.
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Keywords: Todorov; artifice; inexplicable; short story; transmogrification; uncanny

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Edge Hill University

Publication date: April 1, 2014

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