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Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood by Jane Yolen
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“Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.”
Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood
“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
“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
“The tales of Elfland do not stand or fall on their actuality but on their truthfulness, their speaking to the human condition, the longings we all have for the Faerie Other.”
Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood
“Language helps develp life as surely as it reflects life. It is a most important part of our human condition.”
Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood
“A shadowless man is a monster, a devil, a thing of evil. A man without a shadow is soulless. A shadow without a man is a pitiable shred. Yet together, light and dark, they make a whole.”
Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

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