pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Thu Jun 13 11:13:28 EDT 2002
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 rohina at shaw.ca wrote:
> > failing at the last minute to resist the temptation to observe
> > that many people who loathe Tolkein have found a lot to like in
> > Tolkien
> Apart from the issues I have with the sexism in the books; I have
> a plagiarism issues (more with fans than with the book) - because
> I have read a lot of Old Norse literature, so I know all about the
> bits Tolkein didn't make up. Then I have a whole nother set of
> issues which are related to his Old English scholarship (or lack
> thereof). All of this means that apart from the question of
> whether or not I like the books for themselves, I have the problem
> that if I ended up liking them, I would hate myself.
Yes, but what's your opinion of Tolkien?
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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