The Theology Pugcast: Tolkien’s “On Fairy Stories:” Escape

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The Theology Pugcast
The Theology Pugcast
The Theology Pugcast: Tolkien’s “On Fairy Stories:” Escape
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In this episode the Pugsters return to Tolkien’s essay “On Fairy Stories,” focusing particularly on the legitimacy of escape as a function of fantasy literature. Tolkien pointed out that “escape” is a positive term in all contexts except literary criticism, which points to a problem with the critics’ use of the word. The guys also get into discussions of the metaphysics of fantasy building off of Tolkien’s comments in the essay.