23095RE: [mythsoc] advice column from H.P. Lovecraft
- May 8, 2012
Yes, that’s out to David Oberhelman. But I may have something else you want that I could bring to Loughborough. Would you be interested in Reiner Nagel’s Hobbit Place-names: A Linguistic Excursion through the Shire (Walking Tree, 2012)?
Janet Brennan Croft
Book Review Editor of Oklahoma Librarian http://www.oklibs.org/oklibrarian/current/index.html
"Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the rising ape meets the falling angel." -Terry Pratchett
Janet, Did you find a reviewer for this?
If not, and if the review can wait until the spring 2013 issue, I'd be willing to take it on.
I have absolutely no time to start reading until after the Return of the Ring, so there might be a chance to save the posting, if someone can take it to Loughborough in August.
On 20 April 2012 00:02, Croft, Janet B. <jbcroft@...> wrote:
Janet Brennan Croft
Editor of Mythlore http://www.mythsoc.org/mythlore.html
Speaking of Lovecraft: his Cthulhu Mythos, along with the Secondary
Worlds of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and the Middle-earth of
Tolkien, are the objects of study in an excellent new work from OUP
exploring the 'literary prehistory of virtual reality" -- "As If" by
Michael Saler. The author mixes a pleasingly hearty portion of
documentary history and textual exemplars into his ongoing theoretical
(perhaps sociological) inquiry into the developmental pathways of
contemporary imaginary worlds from their literary precursors. I've
dog-eared damn near every page. As at
On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM, David Bratman <dbratman@...> wrote:
> This is more from the popular image of Lovecraft than the man himself, or
> even his fiction, but it's pretty funny:
> The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.orgYahoo! Groups Links
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