3534Re: [mythsoc] Re: Article on Tolkien in _Salon_
- Jun 4, 2001We could use a little more of this kind of awfulness and not saying
At 06:41 AM 6/4/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>--- In mythsoc@y..., WendellWag@a... wrote:
> > The lead article in the today's _Salon_ is about Tolkien.
> > http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2001/06/04/tolkien/index.html
> > 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.
>Unfortunately, they seem to rely upon Andrew O'Hehir as
>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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