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On reading, books, and First Hills (Part I)

THIS IMAGE IS THE COVER to The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett’s final work and one that still lies far Hubwards of our current position in this project. 1,420 more words

Reader Response

Week 6: "On Fairy-Stories" and "The Letter to Milton Waldman"

  • How does Tolkien define and explain:
    • fantasy?
    • 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.
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Trickster: At the Boundary Between Creator and Sub-Creator

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

J.R.R. Tolkien

Goodbye, October

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

Creative Nonfiction

Faērie and conversion through Wonder

When I was in first and second grade, I hated reading.  I found learning frustrating, and I struggled through the mundane morality tales I was given for homework.   1,039 more words