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19768Re: Man and place and season

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  • Lynn Maudlin
    May 17, 2008
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      Of course - Tolkien is *popular*...
      -- Lynn --

      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, "Carl F. Hostetter" <Aelfwine@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > "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
      Occidental
      > work" that is striking in this characteristic. (And, unlike the
      > _Genji_, which as a work of the Orient referred all times and
      seasons
      > to a lunar calendar, the prominence of the moon in _The Lord of
      the
      > Rings_ is far from inevitable.) Alas, I expect academic blinders
      > excluded Tolkien from Seidensticker's survey of "major Occidental
      > works".
      >
      > Carl
      >
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