I also think that it is interesting that now, fifty years after the fact, it is the missed opportunity of Tolkien that makes the headline, and not theMessage 1 of 4 , Jan 5, 2012View SourceI also think that it is interesting that now, fifty years after the fact, it is the missed opportunity of Tolkien that makes the headline, and not the runners-up (Greene and Blixen) - had this been public knowledge in 19611, surely Tolkien's name would not have been the one to feature in the headline./Troels ForchhammerOn 6 January 2012 04:31, <WendellWag@...> wrote:
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the article is not that some mainstream literary critic in 1961 didn't like The Lord of the Rings. Many didn't, but who cares? What I immediately noticed is that the article was illustrated with a still from Born of Hope. I don't have any objection to Born of Hope (and indeed I haven't even seen it yet). After all, it was written by our very own Paula DiSante. The problem is the assumption that you have to illustrate an article about a book with a still from a movie related to it, apparently because they assume that nobody has read the book being mentioned but might have seen a film based on it.Wendell WagnerIn a message dated 1/5/2012 11:56:56 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, alanajoli@... writes:
Hi all,Tolkien as a dismissed nominee is the draw of this article (which is fascinating in other ways, as well, regarding other writers who were summarily dismissed from consideration): http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/05/jrr-tolkien-nobel-prize?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=b0403d58d8-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email .-Alana
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