Melissa Proffitt Melissa at
Thu Jun 13 12:18:32 EDT 2002

On Thu, 13 Jun 2002 23:13:28 +0800 (WST), Paul Andinach wrote:

>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?

Stop, Paul!  I'm dying here!  :)

Melissa Proffitt
(who prefers Jane Austen to Jane Austin)
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