On Fairy-Stories

On Fairy-Stories - J.R.R. Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson, Verlyn Flieger "Fantasy, the making or glimpsing of Other-worlds, was the heart of the desire of Faërie."

I don't have any background on English literature (and any other literatures) so please forgive me when I said the language in this book is a bit confusing. But yeah, overall I understand what Tolkien is trying to say:

That the land of Faerie is mystical not in the RPG-game-world-sense.

That fantasy is a natural human taste, since we imagine things, like seeing a face on a tree, or cursing the heaven for seven days without any rain.

That fantasy is an art that has been left in the attics for a very long time

I was reminded of LeGuin's From Elfland to Poughkeepsie and I think those who loved LeGuin's essay would love this one as well.