Tag: Madeleine L’Engle

Hansel and Gretel, a Grimm fairy tale

Is Fantasy Subversive?

Fantasy is a way to introduce a type of creative questioning, a way to shake up, or sneak by, conventional perception. C.S. Lewis noted that “the Fairy Tale seemed the ideal Form for the stuff I had to say.” By writing fantasy stories, he suspected that he “could steal past certain inhibitions . . .”