15989RE: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: The Professor Speaks
- Sep 7, 2005I haven't the book here, so I'm not sure.
From: TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of George
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 5:18 PM
Subject: [TolkienDiscussions] Re: The Professor Speaks
That's right!!! Thanks Bruce. Was that the guy he met in a bar or
--- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, "Wilson, Bruce"
> It was in the Letters. He was talking about an encounter with a GIduring WW-II, whom he condeded was personally a nice young man once
you got to know him. After he made the 'dirty sponge' remark he
compared what Americans did to English, the language of Chaucer,
Milton, Shakespere, Pope, etc. with what what jazz, ragtime, etc. did
to the piano, an instrument made for Schubert, Beehoven and Chopin.
(Mrs. T. was a pianist, you may remember.)
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