Friday, October 2, 2009

The Story Captures the Underlying Truth

"Tolkien absolutely refused the notion that he had sat down and consciously written a book about magic rings to express his opinions concerning totalitarianism, absolute power, and the bomb. He insisted that his works were “true,” not “invented”; that they captures “a sudden glimpse of the underlying reality or truth.”

- D. Stephenson Bond, Living Myth: Personal Meaning as a Way of Life. Shambala, 1993 pg 140

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