History Literature / OnFairyStories

21st Nov '16 1:17:55 AM MarkLungo
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** One example given is the J.M. Barrie play ''Mary Rose'' in which humans are meddled with by Fair Folk who are never actually seen(see the Other Wiki for a fuller description). Tolkien seems to have liked the play reasonably, but thought it uncommonly creepy-and he thought it was ''fun'' to write stories about [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlords]] in [[{{Mordor}} hellish countries]]. He noted though that what made it work is that it was written in a way that did not require special effects.

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** One example given is the J.M. Barrie play ''Mary Rose'' in which humans are meddled with by Fair Folk who are never actually seen(see seen (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Rose_(play) the Other Wiki play's entry]] at Website/{{Wikipedia}} for a fuller description). Tolkien seems to have liked the play reasonably, but thought it uncommonly creepy-and creepy--and he thought it was ''fun'' to write stories about [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlords]] in [[{{Mordor}} hellish countries]]. He noted though that what made it work is that it was written in a way that did not require special effects.
7th Jun '16 10:19:53 AM Jeduthun
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'''''On Fairy-Stories''''' is a lecture, later an essay, by Creator/JRRTolkien, which treated of literary criticism of the FairyTale and {{Fantasy}}, genres not entirely distinct in his day. He takes the "Color Fairy Book" collections of Creator/AndrewLang as his starting point, and offers illuminating observations that served as significant {{Trope Codifier}}s both for the fantasy/fairy tale genres and for his own legendarium.

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'''''On Fairy-Stories''''' is a lecture, later an essay, by Creator/JRRTolkien, which treated of literary criticism of the FairyTale and {{Fantasy}}, genres not entirely distinct in his day. He takes the "Color Fairy Book" collections of Creator/AndrewLang as his starting point, and offers illuminating observations that served as significant {{Trope Codifier}}s both for the fantasy/fairy tale genres and for [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium his own legendarium.
legendarium]].
6th Mar '16 7:35:02 AM Redmess
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* {{Escapism}}: And defended.

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* {{Escapism}}: And defended.Tolkien spends much time defending the legitimacy of escapist fiction, as at the time this mode of storytelling was widely ridiculed and derided by critics.
28th Jan '15 11:33:53 AM Jeduthun
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* ImmortalitySeeker: Discussed with an interesting PerspectiveFlip:
--> "And lastly there is the oldest and deepest desire, the Great Escape: the Escape from Death. Fairy-stories provide many examples and modes of this Fairy-stories are made by men not by fairies. The Human-stories of the elves are doubtless full of the Escape from Deathlessness."
29th Nov '14 12:01:00 PM Jeduthun
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'''''On Fairy-Stories''''' is a lecture, later an essay, by Creator/JRRTolkien, which treated of literary criticism of the FairyTale and {{Fantasy}}, genres not entirely distinct in his day. He takes the "Color Fairy Book" collections of Creator/AndrewLang as his starting point, and offers illuminating observations that served as significant TropeCodifiers both for the fantasy/fairy tale genres and for his own legendarium.

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'''''On Fairy-Stories''''' is a lecture, later an essay, by Creator/JRRTolkien, which treated of literary criticism of the FairyTale and {{Fantasy}}, genres not entirely distinct in his day. He takes the "Color Fairy Book" collections of Creator/AndrewLang as his starting point, and offers illuminating observations that served as significant TropeCodifiers {{Trope Codifier}}s both for the fantasy/fairy tale genres and for his own legendarium.
29th Nov '14 12:00:43 PM Jeduthun
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'''''On Fairy-Stories''''' is a lecture, later an essay, by Creator/JRRTolkien, which treated of literary criticism of the FairyTale and {{Fantasy}}, genres not entirely distinct in his day.

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'''''On Fairy-Stories''''' is a lecture, later an essay, by Creator/JRRTolkien, which treated of literary criticism of the FairyTale and {{Fantasy}}, genres not entirely distinct in his day.
day. He takes the "Color Fairy Book" collections of Creator/AndrewLang as his starting point, and offers illuminating observations that served as significant TropeCodifiers both for the fantasy/fairy tale genres and for his own legendarium.


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* {{Mythopoeia}}: Described by Tolkien as "sub-creation."
30th Jul '14 9:30:53 AM Jeduthun
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* LandOfFaerie

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* LandOfFaerieLandOfFaerie: Tolkien draws a significant distinction between tales about the Land of Faerie (what he means by "Fairy-stories") and stories about the cute little "fairies" of pop culture (of which he takes a very dim view).
5th Jun '14 9:47:44 PM JakesBrain
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* SpecialEffectFailure[[invoked]]: One problem with dramatic presentation.

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* SpecialEffectFailure[[invoked]]: One problem with the dramatic presentation.presentation of fantasy. Part of his definition of Elves as idealized artists ("sub-creators") involves pointing out that this ''doesn't happen'' in the art they are rumored to produce.
4th Jan '14 10:17:46 AM LongLiveHumour
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'''''On Fairy-Stories''''' is a lecture, later an essay, by JRRTolkien, which treated of literary criticism of the FairyTale and {{Fantasy}}, genres not entirely distinct in his day.

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'''''On Fairy-Stories''''' is a lecture, later an essay, by JRRTolkien, Creator/JRRTolkien, which treated of literary criticism of the FairyTale and {{Fantasy}}, genres not entirely distinct in his day.
24th Dec '13 6:38:14 AM Ramidel
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* HeinzHybrid: He mentions this, and notes that it can lead to unimpressive results if [[HybridOverkillAvoidance overdone]].
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