Deep Magic and Modern Magic

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The paper discusses C. S. Lewis’ position on, and criticism of, magic vs. wisdom and the type of “fast” magic that the (post-)modern world has fallen prey to and ends by returning to the alternative that Lewis-and other writers such as his friend and contemporary J. R. R. Tolkien and more recent ones such as Tery Pratchett-suggest as a more propitious alternative.

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The Journal of Linguaculture Centre for (Inter)cultural and (Inter)lingual Research, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

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