History Literature / OnFairyStories

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]].
14th Feb '13 6:07:40 PM Goldfritha
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** Specifically he seems to be saying "Kids have stronger stomachs then they are given credit for, it's often adults that are the squeemish ones, and anyway if it's not fit for adults, it's also not fit for kids."
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