Examines Tolkien’s shorter fiction as representations of what he calls in “On Fairy-stories” the three faces of fairy-stories: “the Mystical towards the Supernatural” (“Leaf by Niggle”); “The Magical towards Nature” (Smith of Wootton Major); and “the Mirror of scorn and pity towards man” (Farmer Giles of Ham).
Graff, Eric S.
"The Three Faces of Faërie in Tolkien's Shorter Fiction: Niggle, Smith, and Giles,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 18
, Article 2.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol18/iss3/2
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