Fantasy is a natural human activity. It certainly does not destroy or even insult Reason; and it does not either blunt the appetite for, nor obscure the perception of, scientific verity. On the contrary. The keener and the clearer is the reason, the better fantasy will it make. If men were ever in a state in which they did not want to know or could not perceive truth (facts or evidence), then Fantasy would languish until they were cured. If they ever get into that state (it would not seem at all impossible), Fantasy will perish, and become Morbid Delusion.
J. R. R. Tolkien, “On Fairy Tales” (excerpted here)
I think diana wynne jones is the queen of fantsasy. She follows all these rules. Also tolkien’s argument could be used on imgination vs fancy.
Defoe’s Conjugal Lewdness helped to create the climate for Clarissa’s response by arguing that without the right kind of consciousness, sexual intercourse was bestial. Twenty years before Richardson dramatized the matter in Clarissa, Defoe argued for the all-distinguishing importance of separating lust from love and argued that sex had to be accompanied by love or else it brutalized the sensibility. Although he castigated spouses who used the marriage bed for wanton pleasure, he reserved his worst opprobrium for those who married with only “slight and superficial Affection.” Such persons “are to me little more than legal Prostitutes”, he wrote, insofar as they provide sexual services without engaging the affections. He considered parents who forced their children to marry without love as guilty of rape, and gives an example a dialogue between a knight and his lady in which she testifies “’twas no Marriage, ’twas all Forced, a Rape upon Innocence and Virtue … I was dragged to Church, I did not go, I tell you, ’twas no Matrimony, tho’ ’twas a Marriage; I was ravished and nothing else
Daniel Defoe on forced marriage. Liberal attitude to such marriages was earlier than what we might suppose.
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Ricardo x grace! I want to know what happened aftee the wonderbread
Wordsworth’s ear is, I think, always true; his form,
when he is writing poetry, musically fits the thing he
wishes to say. When he is pedestrian in his verse he
is frankly so, and, I think, as I shall say hereafter, of
set purpose. But when we are going with him in a
steady gallop over a lofty subject, worthy of lofty verse,
we are never pulled up short by some dead, prosiac line,
by some gross metrical fault, or by some ungrammatical
or illogical expression; as we frequently are when we
read Byron. There is in Wordsworth an “austere purity
of language,” an instructive appropriateness of metre
and words to his meaning, a weight in the words which
doubles the force of the thoughts, and as Coleridge says,
a “curious felicity of expression” all the more interest-
ing because whenever it is most felicitous it is most
individual, most Wordsworth himself.
Stopford Brooke, Naturalism in English Poetry.
Based on Stopford Brookes’ lectures at University College London in 1902. He has interesting things to say about the Romantics as well.
I love the way the AoJE series interacts with its fans in real life.
We’ll be starting from the three inns in Gna’ash, Bil’umra and Slaz’in - " …
“Oh, I see,” said Derk. “You mean Greynash, Billingham and Sleane.”
“We like to rename our places, Mr Dark Lord, to give the right exotic touch,” Mr Addis explained kindly.
Diana Wynne Jones, The Dark Lord of Derkholm.
I want to marry Wizard Derk from The Dark Lord of Derkholm!
I use an instant three-in-one tea mix called Old Town White Coffee Milk Tea. Add boiling water, jelly sheets/crystals and evaporated milk (sugar’s included in the packet), mix and chill it. Ta-da!how do you…?