conversation starter & (OT) Tolkein

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Mon Nov 12 16:03:23 EST 2001

>On another topic - there's an article in the November 15th issue of the
>London Review of Books on Tolkein wch was quite interesting, even to me as a
>non-fan. It's by Jenny Turner & called "Reasons for Liking Tolkein" - a huge
>article, about 9 pages long. She compares him briefly to Rowling, Pullman &
>Le Guin. I was particularly interested (as my degree is in Old English) in
>what she says about the relation between his fiction and his criticism.

Wot, like that he wrote one and not the other?


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