Pratchett: This Is Our Tradition

“In the Poetics, Aristotle said that poetical metaphor and language involve the careful admixture of the ordinary and the strange. G. K. Chesterton said that far more grotesque and wonderful than any wild fantastical thing was anything that was everyday and unregarded, if seen unexpectedly from a new direction. That is our tradition, and it has largely been kept alive by people writing for children.”

– Terry Pratchett, A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction (p. 113)

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