19040Re: Smith of Wootton Major as beloved book of childhood
- Oct 22, 2007
> --- David Bratman wrote ---I suppose it depends on just what you mean by "exactly", hahae. But yes, I take a stab at it. As much as an eight-page comparison permitted — and as much as the evidence available to me supported. It's a jumping-off point for further, more involved research I would like to complete on the subject. Maybe it will spark some wider interest in comparative studies of the two as well. I hope so.
> I'm looking forward to seeing the article. Do you venture
> ideas of exactly what it is in MacDonald that earned
> Tolkien's distaste?
And I will certainly welcome any thoughts — complimentary or critical — when you get a chance to read it, David.
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