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20510Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien, women, gender and brain-picking

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  • Edith Crowe
    May 11, 2009
      Doug, 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.
      > Doug

      Edith Crowe, Corresponding Secretary
      The Mythopoeic Society
      http://www.mythsoc.org | correspondence@...

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