24248Re: Fwd: historic audio/video recordings
- Apr 26, 2013---WendellWag@... wrote:
> [Dyson] seems to be known among mostThat vulgar quote ("Oh f***, not another elf!") comes from a biography of C.S. Lewis by A.N. Wilson, who elsewhere identifies Christopher Tolkien as his source. However, when David Doughan inquired about this, Christopher Tolkien said otherwise. See here:
> Inklings fans as the one who made the
> vulgar quote about how much he disliked
> The Lord of the Rings as Tolkien read
> it to the group in manuscript.
As noted elsewhere in that discussion thread, Christopher Tolkien in a documentary does recall Dyson saying, "Oh God, no more elves!" I would guess this is Wilson's true source, carelessly cited in his book.
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