Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Onónion
50 minutes ago

Stu
1 hour ago

LelaEggera
1 hour 4 minutes ago

Findegil
2 hours 36 minutes ago

AleishaGra
3 hours 16 minutes ago

Jlong
3 hours 35 minutes ago

laurel
4 hours 46 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
5 hours 8 minutes ago

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users





Tolkien and the boy who didn’t believe in fairies
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1556
Offline
Very interesting article by John Garth

John also has a time limited request in the article, which finishes on the 30th September.

"The manuscripts of Tolkien’s deeply influential lecture ‘On Fairy-stories’ include a striking anecdote in which that great proponent of Faërie, the author, recalls being put in his place by a small, thoroughly scientifically-minded boy. It is an entertaining little nugget, but I would suggest that it is more than that: it identifies a moment in the author’s life which encapsulated for him, even some thirty years later, the defining idea behind his legendarium: that fairy-stories are not solely or primarily for children. Here I not only reveal the identity of the boy, but also provide photographs of both child and garden, while offering some thoughts on the date of the incident."

http://www.johngarth.co.uk/php/boy_didnt_believe_fairies.php

Posted on: 2013/9/29 2:18






You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You can vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]