19768Re: Man and place and season
- May 17, 2008Of course - Tolkien is *popular*...
-- Lynn --
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Carl F. Hostetter" <Aelfwine@...>
> "In probably no
> major Occidental work of fiction is one so constantly aware of the
> seasons and the phases of the moon."
> Needless to say, we here all in fact know of _one_ "major
> work" that is striking in this characteristic. (And, unlike theseasons
> _Genji_, which as a work of the Orient referred all times and
> to a lunar calendar, the prominence of the moon in _The Lord ofthe
> Rings_ is far from inevitable.) Alas, I expect academic blinders
> excluded Tolkien from Seidensticker's survey of "major Occidental
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