19047Re: [mythsoc] Re: Smith of Wootton Major as beloved book of childhood
- Oct 25, 2007Oops! 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
> 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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