Re: [mythsoc] Fan fiction
- Thanks for the actual example.
Did the Estate offer any reason for the refusal? Is it possible that
they had already promised (re)publishing rights of those poems to
someone else, and did not wish to interfere with that someone's own
On Jun 30, 2005, at 3:30 PM, Joan.Marie.Verba@... wrote:
> --- Original Message ---
> From: "Carl F. Hostetter" <Aelfwine@...>
>> I have seen this claimed numerous times, but I have yet to see a
>> citation of even one actual instance of refusal. Do you know of one?
> Yes. When I was Mythopoeic Press Secretary, the Mythopoeic Press
> asked the Tolkien Estate for permission to publish a volume of
> Tolkien's Old English poetry. Our request was refused.
> Joan Marie Verba
- --- In email@example.com, David Bratman <dbratman@e...> wrote:
> At 01:52 AM 7/20/2005 +0000, Lezlie wrote:because they're major sources in Old Norse, a
> language he taught, and because he used them as sources (they'rewhere the
> dwarf-names came from).Of course, I had momentarily forgotten... ! :)
> >I also disagree that "all fiction is fan fiction". There is a deeper,Ahhh... Although those are precisly the qualities we seek in reading
> >more complex conversation going in between authors, readers and later
> >generation writers than what seems to be the norm in "fan-fic."
> Totally apart from questions of quality and subtlety,
and in crafting our fiction. Whether a piece has literary quality or
not, BTW, was beside my point.
there is also a
> difference between crafting a work in response to an earlier workand being
> inspired by it, and actually borrowing its concrete setting orretelling it
> openly. This is a difference in kind, not necessarily a difference inAlso beside my point. What I was talking about is something different--
> literary value.
BTW: Have you read Stallybrass & White on this subject? Very
interesting stuff and a killer title: "The Politics and Poetics of
Transgression" - Lezlie