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14581Re: [mythsoc] The people for the myth ?

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  • Carl F. Hostetter
    Apr 5, 2005
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      Moreover, Tolkien's point was that the British (i.e., the Celtic
      population of Britain) already HAD their own myths; it was the English
      (proper) that were impoverished in this regard, and it was that lack
      that he hoped (at one time) to fill.

      On Apr 5, 2005, at 8:47 PM, Berni Phillips wrote:

      > From: <jack@...>
      >> Elizabeth is right. Tolkien was serious when he said he was a myth for
      > England. Now we know
      >> what Britian, but what is England? How is being ENglish different from
      > being British?
      > Isn't England a subset of Britain? So by writing for the English means
      > you're not writing for the Celtic-origined Brits such as the Welsh and
      > the
      > Scots. They have a different flavor, as it were.
      > Berni
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