The joke was that Green Man seems to attract reviewers who are easily
bored, since they boast of it in their reviews.
The serious part was that I believe that _The Tolkien Fan's Medieval
Reader_, because it uses old-fashioned translations that are no longer
idiomatic, and because most of the pieces are poetry translated as prose
(which I consider a mistake in literary, as opposed to scholarly,
translation), is liable to bore readers who are easily bored.
- David Bratman
At 08:24 AM 7/8/2004 -0400, Lizzie wrote:
>>PS What about The Tolkien Fan's Medieval Reader ?
>Well, I think Green Man would like to review this book. They'd conclude
>that medieval literature was really boring.
>- David Bratman >>
>Uhh.... OK. But it wasn't. You don't mean the Reader is boring... are
>you being funny?
>I hate to miss a joke here.