- How does Tolkien define and explain:
- recovery, escape, consolation?
- Why is “joy” an important part of defining “fairy-story”?
- What does Tolkien mean when he says “The Gospels contain a fairy-story” (p. 58 more words
Tags » On Fairy-Stories
I am not going to tell you a story of this world. And I am going to tell you a story of this world. It is for you to find out where the story came from. 2,441 more words
With only one day left, I thought it would be a good opportunity to send off October with a proper goodbye. It’s been a hot one for sure – no wool coats or scarves yet although Californians had a good tease once or twice with a much-exaggerated thunderstorm and a handful of crisp, gusty mornings. 517 more words
In his essay, “On Fairy-Stories,” J.R.R. Tolkien seeks to elucidate the nature and purpose of fantasy writing. As he explains, the intent of fantasy literature is not to spin idle tales of fanciful places but, rather, to cast distinctive light upon the known world: “For creative Fantasy is founded upon the hard recognition that things are so in the world as it appears under the sun; on a recognition of fact, but not a slavery to it.” Thus the fantasy writer’s talent is in the employ of reason. 669 more words