Friday 26 April 2019

Tolkien and self-censorship?

Thanks to the detective work of Inklings scholar David Llewellyn Dodds in locating a key sentence in a draft of On Fairy Stories, I focus on the way that Tolkien seems to have deliberately hidden the meaning of his words with obsolete and obscure terminology - perhaps in order to self-censor beliefs about the subcreation of Fantasy that might well have been regarded as heretical.

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