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Re: [mythsoc] Germaine Greer has at Tolkien again...

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  • jamcconney@aol.com
    Well yes, so what? Every nation probably has an image of itself (Americans see themselves as standing undaunted on the ramparts of freedom) and what s wrong
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 25, 2005
      Well yes, so what? Every nation probably has an image of itself (Americans
      see themselves as standing undaunted on the ramparts of freedom) and what's
      wrong with that? As long as it's a good image it gives the natives of whatever
      country a noble ideal to live up to, then even though not every citizen can
      live up to the ideal every time, it will still shape his/her responses to the
      world. If the English think of themselves as reasonable and fair, then that's
      a good thing. Would the rest of the world prefer that they thought
      themselves unreasonable and unfair and did their best to live up to it?

      Anne


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    • dianejoy@earthlink.net
      Her axe is feminism, radical socialist variety. ? (Christine Hoff Summer s *Who Stole Feminism* is an excellent summary of events in the 80s and 90s, btw,
      Message 2 of 6 , Apr 26, 2005
        Her axe is feminism, radical socialist variety. ? (Christine Hoff
        Summer's *Who Stole Feminism* is an excellent summary of events in the 80s
        and 90s, btw, along w/ Joan Kennedy Taylor's *Individualist Faminism
        Revisited,* a great historical summary of how things went wrong.)

        But truly, does anyone actually pay attention to Germaine Greer anymore? I
        also hear Andrea Dworkin just died recently, too. Frankly, I think Andre
        Norton did more for feminism than either. ---djb

        Original Message:
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        From: Elizabeth Apgar Triano lizziewriter@...
        Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 19:05:36 -0400
        To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [mythsoc] Germaine Greer has at Tolkien again...




        I'm new to this subject. What's her axe she's grinding? Sheesh.

        Lizzie

        Elizabeth Apgar Triano
        lizziewriter@...
        amor vincit omnia
        www.lizziewriter.com
        www.danburymineralogicalsociety.org


        > [Original Message]
        > From: Stolzi <Stolzi@...>
        > To: Mythopoeic Society <mythsoc@yahoogroups.com>
        > Date: 4/24/2005 6:10:23 PM
        > Subject: [mythsoc] Germaine Greer has at Tolkien again...
        >
        >
        > I'm not sure what she's driving at, precisely, in this Shakespeare-themed
        > article for THE SPECTATOR (requires registration) but it's somewhat
        > interesting. The only Tolkien passage is this:
        >
        > " Middle Earth is the latest reincarnation of the cherished fantasy of
        > Merrie England, which is partly why The Lord of the Rings is voted the
        > nation's favourite work of fiction in poll after poll. Tolkien's nonsense
        > encourages the English to believe that they are who they think they are,
        as
        > distinct from who they really are. They think they are more reasonable,
        > fair, friendly and reliable than any other people on the planet, when they
        > have no more reason for thinking so than for believing in St George or his
        > dragon."
        >
        > http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php?id=6003&page=1
        >
        > Diamond Proudbrook
        >








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      • WendellWag@aol.com
        Greer s ax is that she doesn t like Tolkien and therefore no one else can like Tolkien for a purely literary reason. She apparently considers herself the
        Message 3 of 6 , Apr 26, 2005
          Greer's ax is that she doesn't like Tolkien and therefore no one else can
          like Tolkien for a purely literary reason. She apparently considers herself
          the ultimate arbiter of literary taste and can't believe that other people
          might differ so greatly from her tastes. The popularity of Tolkien must
          therefore be explained as being for some non-literary reason.

          Wendell Wagner


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