Re: [mythsoc] Men, Halflings, and Hero-Worship
- At 11:59 AM 12/1/2003 , David Lenander wrote:
>That would be nice, but I would guess not, as Isaacs and Zimbardo are the
>I always thought that MZB's essay was one of the best I'd read on the
>subject, though of course it was early in the history of JRRT crit. and
>I haven't gone back to reread it in many years. I hope, somehow, that
>they manage to include the longer version that was published separately
>as a chapbook (by ??TK Graphics??) instead of the abbreviated version in
>Isaacs/Zimbaldo's _Tolkien & the Critics_.
editors of the new anthology and not only abridged the essay for their
earlier book, but edited it to its considerable improvement as well. Yes,
the chapbook was from T-K Graphics, though the full essay had been first
privately printed years earlier, originally in 1962.
- David Bratman