something fantastic

March 27, 2020

This was going to be a talk about fantasy. But I have not been feeling very fanciful lately, and could not decide what to say; so I have been going about picking people’s brains for ideas. “What about fantasy? Tell me something about fantasy.” And one friend of mine said, “All right, I’ll tell you something fantastic. Ten years ago, I went to the children’s room of the library of such-and-such a city, and asked for The Hobbit; and the librarian told me, “Oh, we keep that only in the adult collection; we don’t feel that escapism is good for children.

Ursula K Le Guin
Why Are Americans Afraid Of Dragons?

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