Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Source Materials "On Fairy-stories" Group 3 -- Children

Group 3's (Children) notes on #2: the Source Materials --
(from Lorin)

-Andrew Lang's Fairy Books: mythology and folklore for children
-Alice in Wonderland: Tolkien had no desire to have crazy dreams like Alice did
-Treasure Island: Tolkien had no desire to fight pirates and find treasure
-the world of Arthur and Merlin: Tolkien thought this better than Alice and Treasure Island
-history, astronomy, botany, grammar, etymology: all things which Tolkien was interested in as a child, besides fairy-stories
-poetry (in general): he disliked it as a child (even skipped over it in books), but "discovered" it later on in life

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