The paper is an analysis of how Tolkien's thought on "fairy-stories" evolved between his 1939 St. Andrews Andrew Lang Lecture "Fairy Stories," through his contribution "On Fairy-Stories" to the 1947 Essays Presented to Charles Williams, and concluding with his 1967 essay on the nature of "Faërie." Time permitting, the paper will also include a discussion on how Tolkien's "Smith of Wooton Major" illustrates his concepts.
Michelson, Paul E.
"The Development of J.R.R. Tolkien's Ideas on Fairy-stories,"
Inklings Forever: Vol. 8
, Article 13.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/inklings_forever/vol8/iss1/13