On Fairy-Stories

On Fairy-Stories - J.R.R. Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson, Verlyn Flieger On Fairy-stories was a lecture given by Tolkien on 8 March 1939 in honour of the famous Fairy Tales collector Andrew Lang. It was then later expanded into an essay with the help of Tolkien's great friend C.S. Lewis for publication in 1945 (in a memorial volume for Charles Williams). The essay gives great insight into his thoughts on the kinds of stories he himself wrote and insight into his knowledge of the land of Fairie. Certainly one of the seminal essays on the matter. Highly recommend reading it if you're interested in Myth, Fairy Tales, Legends and Fables.

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