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Gregory Maguire Talks About The Importance of Fairy Tales

I think the more Google-fied we become, the more we believe that there’s a factual interpretation for everything, and the more we rely on our skepticism and become immune to fairy tales, poetry, and dreaming. We need them more now than we did 40 years ago. It has become harder for us to live in comfort with analogy and suggestion. We want concreteness and absolutism. And fairy tales do not promise absolutes. That’s why they’re essential nutrition. (School Library Journal)

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