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Touch Magic by Jane Yolen
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Jane Yolen
“A child who can love the oddities of a fantasy book cannot possibly be xenophobic as an adult. What is a different color, a different culture, a different tongue for a child who has already mastered Elvish, respected Puddleglums, or fallen under the spell of dark-skinned Ged?”
Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

Jane Yolen
“And for adults, the world of fantasy books returns to us the great words of power which, in order to be tamed, we have excised from our adult vocabularies. These words are the pornography of innocence, words which adults no longer use with other adults, and so we laugh at them and consign them to the nursery, fear masking as cynicism. These are the words that were forged in the earth, air, fire, and water of human existence, and the words are:

Love. Hate. Good. Evil. Courage. Honor. Truth.”
Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood


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07/12/2013 marked as: to-be-read

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