3533Re: Article on Tolkien in _Salon_
- Jun 3, 2001--- In mythsoc@y..., WendellWag@a... wrote:
> The lead article in the today's _Salon_ is about Tolkien.Unfortunately, they seem to rely upon Andrew O'Hehir as
> Furthermore, it's only Part One (of two parts) of the article.
> As I think I've said before, I've never seen another periodical
> devoted mostly to mainstream literary works as favorable to Tolkien
> as _Salon_ is.
their "Tolkien expert", and expert he is not. His previous article
was simply awful. This one is palatable but really doesn't say
anything new about Shippey's book or Tolkien. In fact, it looks to
me like Mr. O'Herir was skimming along as he wrote the review.
Millions of people have read Tolkien. He hardly needs introduction
to the larger audience. It would be nice to see a review of Tolkien
literature which isn't eager to reintroduce the reader to a work it
probably already knows well.
Has the well run dry already? We've got 2-1/2 more years of movie
hype and hysteria to drive the media on Tolkien-related topics.
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