By Janet Brennan Croft
Yet, Fussell additionally recognizes that myth can be a valid literary reaction to the warfare, a fashion of reworking the terrible reviews of the battle into whatever extra bearable, acceptable, and correct; into fantasy and "Escape" within the experience that Tolkien used the time period in "On Fairy-stories."
This current quantity sprang from a wish to research chosen examples of the wonderful reaction to global battle I between British authors. The contents contain a mixture of 5 vintage articles from the pages of Mythlore and twelve new essays. the 1st 1/2 the booklet considers the Inklings, the Oxford literary workforce headquartered on J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, whereas the second one part bargains with different authors.
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