J.R.R. Tolkien was a man who worked to create a mythology for his own nation of England. That was the driving thought behind his entire work, and the reason why his world-building was so extensive and stretched across three ages in his world, including his own version of the creation story. 1,055 more words
Tags » On Fairy-Stories
- 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
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