Fairy Stories are very rarely about fairies

J.R.R. Tolkien’s essay “On Fairy Stories” should be read by everyone who does or intends to write fantasy. I consider it the best and most important discussion of what fantasy, and specifically “fairy stories,” are all about. People ask: What’s the big deal about magic? Why do we fantasy-lovers seem more interested in imaginary worlds … Continue reading Fairy Stories are very rarely about fairies

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