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14675RE: [mythsoc] Germaine Greer has at Tolkien again...

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  • Elizabeth Apgar Triano
    Apr 24, 2005
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      I'm new to this subject. What's her axe she's grinding? Sheesh.

      Lizzie

      Elizabeth Apgar Triano
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      > [Original Message]
      > From: Stolzi <Stolzi@...>
      > To: Mythopoeic Society <mythsoc@yahoogroups.com>
      > 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,
      as
      > 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
      > dragon."
      >
      > http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php?id=6003&page=1
      >
      > Diamond Proudbrook
      >
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