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Jeffty Is Five Summary
Harlan Ellison

Everything you need to understand or teach Jeffty Is Five by Harlan Ellison.

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Jeffty Is Five Summary


Harlan Ellison writes in his introduction to this short story that "Jeffty Is Five" is one of his "half dozen favorite stories." It is also an award-winning short story, having picked up both a Nebula Award in 1977, the year it was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and the Hugo Award in 1978. Ellison goes on to say that "Jeffty Is Five" "has become an image of reverence for the parts of my childhood that were joyous and free of pain."

Reading "Jeffty Is Five" makes one believe that childhood, especially that brief time after a child develops a grasp of language and imagination but before that imagination is cornered by the demands of a disciplined schooling, is a time of magic. This magic is so strong, Ellison believes, that it is sad that a person ever has to outgrow it. That is the premise of the...

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