Empire of fantasy | Curio
News and insights read out for you.
10,000+ audio articles. 50+ world-leading publications.

All in 1 subscription.

Aeon logo

Empire of fantasy

25 mins | Dec 23, 2020
story image
Studying the rise and fall of the Oxford School of fantasy literature. By conquering young minds, the books of J. R. R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis worked to recapture a world that was swiftly ebbing away — the British Empire. In Aeon magazine, Professor of literature Maria Sachiko Cecire, contemplates the interesting parallels between Middle Earth and Narnia, with the world the celebrated writers found themselves in at the moment of writing.
Get unlimited access free for 7 days, then $6.67/month (billed annually)
Get started