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21787Re: [mythsoc] A new novel about Tolkien

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  • David Bratman
    Jan 12, 2011
      "Darrell A. Martin" <darrellm@...> wrote:

      >The problem is, the better the artistic effort by the author, the
      >greater the risk of blurring the distinction between reality and
      >unreality. It is one thing to suspend disbelief; it is another to
      >suspend belief, by its thumbs.

      Or, as Tolkien once put it, "disbelief had not so much to be suspended as hung, drawn, and quartered."
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