DISCUSSIONS OF J. R. R. TOLKIEN'S OTHER WORKS

7. The On Fairy-Stories Discussion

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October 19, 2008 - December 1, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

1. The Leaf By Niggle Discussion of July 2004

2. The Smith of Wootton Major Discussion of July 2004 - September 2004

3. The Farmer Giles of Ham Discussion of September 2004 - November 2004

Return to Discussions Index

4. The Tale of Tinuviel from Book of Lost Tales II Discussion of December 2004

5. The 'Wanderings of Hurin' Discussion of October 2006 - January 2007

6. The First The Children of Hurin Discussion of June 2007 - October 2007

8. The TORn 10th Anniversary 'Siege of Gondor' Discussion of April 2009

9. The First Athrabeth Finrod Ah Andreth Discussion of July 2009

10. The Letters From Father Christmas Discussion of December 2009

11. The Second Athrabeth Finrod Ah Andreth Discussion of December 2013

12. The Second The Children of Hurin Discussion of May 2014 - July 2014

 

Part I: Introduction, “Fairy-story”

by Curious, October 19-23, 2008

1: Perilous Beauty and Painful Joy [Oct 19 2008, 4:16am; 364]

2: Fairies Are Natural, Men Supernatural [Oct 20 2008, 7:36am; 284]

3: Folk of Faërie … Enchanting Beauty [Oct 21 2008, 9:01am; 251]

4: Stories About Faërie, Not About Fairies. [Oct 22 2008, 9:19am; 239]

Part 5 (and last) of this week's discussion of "On Fairy-stories" will be delayed. [Oct 23 2008, 8:28am; 119]

5: But Not Travellers’ Tales, Dreams, or Beast Fables [Oct 23 2008, 7:19pm; 236]

 

Part II: “Origins”

by visualweasel, October 27-31, 2008

1: "I shall therefore pass lightly over the question of origins." [Oct 27 2008, 9:27am; 1026]

2: "A part of speech in a mythical grammar" [Oct 28 2008, 9:08am; 1113]

3: "But what of the banana skin?" [Oct 29 2008, 9:34am; 1146]

4: "Distance and a great abyss of time" [Oct 30 2008, 9:49am;1099]

5: "The elvish hone of antiquity" and "those who handed it down" [Oct 31 2008, 9:56am; 937]

 

 

Part III: “Children”

by N.E. Brigand, November 9-10, 2008

1 – “Children make up sagas, often long and elaborate, about their dolls” [Nov 9 2008, 4:50am;192]

2 – “Fairy-stories banished in this way, cut off from a full adult art, would in the end be ruined” [Nov 9 2008, 11:48pm;129]

3 – “But do we really know much about these ‘naked ancestors’, except that they were certainly not naked?” [Nov 10 2008, 2:54am; 174]

4 – “The dweller in the quiet and fertile plains may hear of the tormented hills and the unharvested sea and long for them in his heart” [Nov 10 2008, 2:57am; 203]

5 – “Children are meant to grow up, and not to become Peter Pans” [Nov 10 2008, 3:02am; 143]

 

 

 

Part IV: “Fantasy”

by Menelwyn, November 13-16, 2008

part 1 [Nov 13 2008, 7:33pm; 205]

Part 2 [Nov 15 2008, 10:34am; 170]

part 3 [Nov 16 2008, 4:33pm;154]

 

 

 

 

Part V: “Recovery, Escape, Consolation”

by weaver and N.E. Brigand, November 18-24, 2008

Part 1, Introduction [Nov 18 2008, 11:24am;115]

Part 2, Recovery [Nov 19 2008, 3:48pm;190]

Part 3, Escape [Nov 20 2008, 8:24pm;124]

Part 4, Escape continued [Nov 21 2008, 8:58pm; 315]

Part 5, Escape concluded [Nov 23 2008, 5:54pm; 93]

Part 6: Consolation [Nov 24 2008, 8:42am;157]

Part 7: Endnote H and Final Thoughts [Nov 24 2008, 8:57pm;120]

 

 

 

Part VI: Epilogue

by dna, November 27-December 1, 2008

Part 1 [Nov 27 2008, 7:57am; 237]

Part 2 [Nov 27 2008, 6:50pm;100]

Part 3 [Nov 29 2008, 11:55pm;138]

Conclusion [Dec 1 2008, 1:42am; 127]