Thursday, June 4, 2009

In Praise of Fantasy

Over on the Literary Lab, Tara Maya has posted a wonderful apologia [defense/explanation] of the Fantasy genre, specifically Epic Fantasy.

There is also such a thing as fantasy written for adults however, although even this is often mistakenly foisted on children. For instance, I read The Last Unicorn in Middle School, and didn't much care for it, except I liked the cartoon version of the unicorn girl, because she was pretty and angsty. Not until many years later did I re-read the classic and realize it wasn't a children's story at all, nor a coming-of-age story as so many epic fantasies are, but a coming-of-middle-age story.

Read it all here.

1 comment:

Gerald Warfield said...

Interesting. A less disparaging view than most.