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19047Re: [mythsoc] Re: Smith of Wootton Major as beloved book of childhood

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  • Walter Padgett
    Oct 25, 2007
      Oops! the word is "avuncular" (`_';)






      On 10/25/07, Walter Padgett <wpadgett@...> wrote:
      >
      > I thought it was MacDonald's grand-fatherly "uncular" stance that earned
      > Tolkien's distaste, and that Tolkien saw some of this in his own writing in
      > _The Hobbit_, detesting it all the more. But where I read that, I can't
      > remember.
      >
      > On 10/22/07, Jason Fisher <visualweasel@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > --- David Bratman wrote ---
      > > > I'm looking forward to seeing the article. Do you venture
      > > > ideas of exactly what it is in MacDonald that earned
      > > > Tolkien's distaste?
      > >
      > > 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.
      > >
      > > And I will certainly welcome any thoughts � complimentary or critical �
      > > when you get a chance to read it, David.
      > >
      > > Jason
      > >
      > >
      >
      >


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