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Fantasy and Literature

When I was reading only Fantasy as a kid, my mother always wanted me to read something "real" and "important". And that's still somewhere in the back of my head. Can't Fantasy be literature instead of entertainment? Aren't there some books that combine values of art with the genre? I think there are. My mother gave me Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea and The Lord of the Rings and I was lead to Mervin Peake's Gormenghast and Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. And now, I'm asking you what books you consider literature, but with Fantastic content. Either for language or for the plot or for whatever you think that makes writing art. It would be nice if you give some reasons, too. Thanks.
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