I felt and feel that life itself is as bright as the diamond, but as brittle as the window-pane; and when the heavens were compared to the terrible crystal I can remember a shudder. As an adult writer I think that my infant synapses grew like a maze of bramble-shoots into a grammar of narrative - part of the form of my neuronal web as linguistic grammars are - and mathematical forms. Bruno Bettelheim turns the tales into dream-imagery and paradigms of what he sees as essential sexual development. It is elegantly wicked. Imagination was not only her banner, but her sword.
There is some splendid work by Housman in the Dulwich exhibition.
Fairy nature fantasy sex
It is not a strong alien malice like that of the Victorians. He punishes her by sending a photo he has taken of David being hanged from a tree. Fairy tales are not, on the whole, parables. He refused to believe that his son's sight was limited, sent him to Rugby and Eton, both of which he hated and had to leave, and to Oxford, where he could not cope with adult life or exams. Barrie himself, as is well known, had insinuated himself into the Llewellyn-Davies family, whose pleasures and park visits and fantasy life he autocratically stage-managed.