Ms Kathleen Jennings
s368333 at student.uq.edu.au
Tue Feb 4 20:00:46 EST 2003
>the ambitions of fantasy (Saving the World) and the ambitions of
>Realism (Saving, say, One's Parents' Marriage or the Local Donkey
>Sanctuary from Closure), and feel there's a middle ground that's not
>been sufficiently exploited. Why should fantasy take high politics,
>rather than more domestic matters, as its territory anyway?
I think that's what I like about Patricia Wrightson's fantasies: they
are set on a small scale, but none the less important for that. I'm
thinking in particular of _An Older Kind of Magic_ in which the aim is
to save the Botanic Gardens from being turned into a car park.
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