14675RE: [mythsoc] Germaine Greer has at Tolkien again...
- Apr 24, 2005I'm new to this subject. What's her axe she's grinding? Sheesh.
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
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> From: Stolzi <Stolzi@...>
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> Date: 4/24/2005 6:10:23 PM
> Subject: [mythsoc] Germaine Greer has at Tolkien again...
> I'm not sure what she's driving at, precisely, in this Shakespeare-themed
> article for THE SPECTATOR (requires registration) but it's somewhat
> interesting. The only Tolkien passage is this:
> " Middle Earth is the latest reincarnation of the cherished fantasy of
> Merrie England, which is partly why The Lord of the Rings is voted the
> nation's favourite work of fiction in poll after poll. Tolkien's nonsense
> encourages the English to believe that they are who they think they are,
> distinct from who they really are. They think they are more reasonable,
> fair, friendly and reliable than any other people on the planet, when they
> have no more reason for thinking so than for believing in St George or his
> Diamond Proudbrook
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