20510Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien, women, gender and brain-picking
- May 11, 2009Doug, I agree--I have Whittingham's book next to me even as we speak, ready
to copy the relevant pages (92-98). She also has a bit on pp. 19-21 noting
the very male-oriented education and upbringing Tolkien had, especially
after his mother's death.
On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 7:12 AM, Doug Kane <dougkane@...>wrote:
> Joseph Furolo wrote:
> > For me, the female Valar and other immortals are the most positive
> treatment of the feminine
> Elizabeth Whittingham has an excellent discussion of this subject, and how
> the depiction of the Valier and other female spirits changed over the
> history of Tolkien's writing of his mythology in her _The Evolution of
> Tolkien's Mythology_. Sorry I don't have the book here so I can't give
> specific page citations.
Edith Crowe, Corresponding Secretary
The Mythopoeic Society
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