12508Re: Newest Greenman Review
- Jul 7, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Patrick Wynne <pwynne@g...> wrote:
> On Jul 7, 2004, at 12:36 PM, Jack wrote, assessing the value ofIt is a very good resource for the study of the mythological world
> _The Road Goes Ever On_:
> > Not everything Tolkien wrote is interesting. This work is a bit of a
> > minor
> > fluff.
> The first sentence is a matter of taste; the latter sentence is a bit
> of major nonsense.
> The scholarly value of Tolkien's linguistic commentaries on
> _Namárië_ and _A Elbereth Gilthoniel_ included at the end
> of RGEO is well known to anybody who has delved into the
> serious study of Tolkien's invented languages. There is much
> information here that is found nowhere else, and RGEO is a
> major text that is regularly cited in linguistic analyses. I should
> know; I've written a lot of them myself.
itself, not simply the linguistics. There are historical and cultural
details in this book which are found nowhere else.
So, I would strongly agree that THE ROAD GOES EVER ON is anything but
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