Paul Andinach pandinac at
Thu Jun 13 11:13:28 EDT 2002

On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 rohina at 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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