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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Chess Tenet

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:26 AM

“Together with Tolkien and Lewis, this group forms
the Oxford School of children’s fantasy literature. . . .
They all celebrate the purported wisdom of old stories,
and follow the central tenet that Tolkien set out
for fairy-stories: ‘one thing must not be made fun of,
the magic itself.  That must in the story be taken seriously,
neither laughed at nor explained away.’ “

— A leftist academic’s  essay at aeon.co, “Empire of Fantasy,”
on St. Andrew’s Day, 2020.

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