[LMB] OT: Stereotypes was DOS Attack, Iraq Style...

I iosef at gothic.net.au
Tue May 2 13:35:02 BST 2006

At 10:23 PM 2/05/2006, Kalina Varbanova wrote:

>On 5/2/06, Margaret Dean <margdean at erols.com> wrote:
>>"  But I have read Tolkien's essay "On Fairy Stories," where he 
>>argues that the happy
>>ending -- or "eucatastrophe", to use his coined term for it -- is as
>>intrinsically necessary to the form as it is for a classic tragedy to end
>>with a death.
>I wonder how Tolkein fit in Anderson at all... <snip>... so many of 
>his fairy tales end up sadly. Tragically.
I wonder how he fit in any of the classic stories: The brothers Grimm 
are out too. As I know them, Fairy stories are cautionary in nature: 
even where there is a happy ending, problems are caused by 
carelessness and overly trusting strangers.


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